1,000 Stories

More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs from around the world have told us about their personal business journeys. Here are their stories, in their own words. Tell us yours!

Oussayma Canbarieh: Symage Media

I wanted to work on my own terms, be independent and feel empowered. I always wanted to own my business but I was scared to make the move. I thought: girl, stop being a chicken…it’s now or never.

Scarlet Paolicchi: Family Focus Blog

I have built my blog from nothing, with no advertising, except through social networking so I was very pleased to win the 2011 StartupNation Savviest in Social Media Winner Award.

Liz Miller: Summit Place Financial Advisors, LLC

After 15 years as a successful partner with an investment firm in NYC, the founding partners were ready to retire, yet they kept overlooking me and making me take potential new people to dinner. I felt I was hitting a glass ceiling.

Alex Robinson: Alcott Clothier

While working in the Men’s custom clothing industry I discovered an immense void in the market for women. Alcott Clothier provides women with luxurious, flattering, and fashion-forward custom clothing.

Aldona and Joanna: Gaiavita Ltd

We want Gaiavita to be an example of how to be transparent, ethical and to deliver organic, certified skincare with the results that women want!

Aline M. Betancourt: Wibi+Works

Carrying out innovative ideas from inception to the point of favorably impacting human health while not forgetting along the way to be a positive role model for those around me.

Nermin Fawzi Saad: Handasiyat.net

I’ve started my business to find a way to help Arab Female Engineers to activate their certificates, since they are subjected to different kind of social rules, which may cause many of them to quit their jobs.

Trang Le: Kiddieo Mall

I’m saying goodbye to the corporate world to focus on Kiddieo Mall and be home more for my two kids.