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Bootstrapped

How The Sill’s Founder Turned $32,000 Into a Multimillion-Dollar Plant Business

At 26, Eliza Blank launched her DTC houseplant company with nothing but personal savings and a clever Kickstarter campaign.

By Dana Drori

Bootstrapped

Tia Co-Founder Carolyn Witte on the False Illusion of Entrepreneurship

The 30-year-old CEO opens up about how she built a one-stop-shop for women's healthcare—and all the pivots and pitfalls along the way.

By Dana Drori

Women at The Helm

Honey Pot Founder Beatrice Dixon Is Already Plotting Her Exit Strategy

The 38-year-old founder and CEO of the world’s first plant-based feminine care line opens up about her ultimate goal: selling her company.

By Lauren Fisher

TV and Film

How “Summerland” Director Jessica Swale Is Reforming the Film Industry

The accoladed theater director and playwright's highly-anticipated first feature film is a mixed-race lesbian love story set during World War II. Here, Swale opens up about filmmakers' responsibility to make the industry more just, once and for all.

By Anna Jornlid

For Female Founders

How to Run a Business with Your Sibling—Successfully

Starting a business with family can be tough, but Marni and Willa Blank are proof that it can be done successfully. Here, the founders of Blank Studio detail how they’re making it work.

By Anna Jornlid

Bootstrapped

Why a Supportive Family Is the Secret to Success Most Founders Don’t Talk About

Piglet founder Jessica Mason moved in with her mother to launch her bedding company—a decision that proved crucial both financially and emotionally.

By Anna Jornlid

Bootstrapped

Why Spending Money on Childcare Was Imperative to Blueland’s Success

Founder Sarah Paiji Yoo opens up about the most important financial decisions she made—and the ones she most regrets—before launching her zero-waste cleaning line.

By Dana Drori

Bootstrapped

How Bembien Founder Yi-Mei Truxes Built Her It-Bag Brand

The 33-year-old founder opens up about how she grew her side hustle into a profitable business from just $20,000 in savings.

By Anna Jornlid

Bootstrapped

How the Founders of Birdies Raised $10 Million for Their Outdoor Slippers

In 2015, Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey invested $100,000 in combined savings to launch Birdies.

By Anna Jornlid

Still Standing

Inside Rachel Roy’s Fight for Child-Free Labor—and Control of Her Own Brand

A single, strategic line in her contract enabled the designer, who launched her namesake label in 2004, to take back control of her company.

By Jenna Birch

Still Standing

Tracy Reese on Why Domestic Supply Chains Are Key to Sustainability

The fashion designer opens up about surviving two financial recessions and her new sustainable label, Hope for Flowers.

By Jenna Birch

Women at The Helm

Can Virtual Reality Solve Systemic Racism and Sexual Harassment?

Morgan Mercer is teaching thousands of employees how to be empathic with her new anti-bias training platform.

By Jenna Birch

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