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!

Carrie Miller: Our Home Transitional

It was a dream I had since I was a teen and 2012 in Flint, MI was the time and place to start it. My vision has been to provide an outlet for women and children in need.

Ann Germanow: The Scensible Source Company, LLC

My product inspiration occurred in 2004, in the female restroom in my workplace. One day a sign was taped to the mirror, “Ladies: Do not flush tampons down the toilet-we cannot afford the plumbing bills!”

Sophia Hyder: Evolvemint

I yearned to find happiness through meaningful work, and knew that combining my two favorite passions, international development and fashion, would let me do just that.

Danielle Gletow: One Simple Wish

After a year of fostering and after the placement of our now adopted daughter, we vowed to create a way for more people to support children at such a confusing and vulnerable time in their lives.

Paola Moretto: CloudyDays

A friend of mine said: “As you talk to investors, don’t say you have kids.” I reflected on that and thought “No thank you. Being a mother is nothing to hide.”

Candace Klein: SoMoLend

My greatest success to date is the fact that I’ve been able to keep two companies alive – and not only that, but companies which actually focus on increasing capital for women and small business owners.

Seema S. Sahin: Modern Mary

For most Muslim women it can be challenging finding styles that express their cultural heritage, American identity, and at the same time being true to their faith.