Women at the Helm

Exclusive insight into the trials and tribulations of building game-changing companies.


Laura Wasser, founder of It's Over Easy pictured sitting in a living room.

Hollywood’s Most Famous Divorce Attorney Is Bringing Her Services to the Masses

After a storied career representing clients like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Garner, Laura Wasser launches her services nationwide.

By Lindsey Taylor Wood

Jenni Kayne on Balance, Boundaries, and Living Well

The designer perfectly translates her eponymous namesake lifestyle brand into a new (first!) coffee table book on living well and seasonal entertaining.

By Rachel Waldman

The Woman Making Modest Fashion Chic

By 2030 one-quarter of the world’s women will be Muslim. Haute Hijab co-founder Melanie Elturk wants to dress them.

By Lori Leibovich

How Mented Cosmetics Co-Founders Revitalized Beauty Options for Women of Color

When they saw a gaping hole in the beauty business, two Harvard alums, created their own inclusive cosmetics brand for women of all hues.

By Lori Leibovich

TL-180 Co-Founders Luisa Orsini & Antonine Peduzzi Create Anti-It Bags That Still Mean Business

How two French-Italian designers borrowed from their blended roots to turn out a brand new, quirky-cool bag collection.

By Lori Leibovich

How Sweeten Founder Jean Brownhill Upended a $340B Industry

Jean Brownhill built an award-winning company that matches home and small business owners with the best general contractors for their projects. Here's what she learned along the away.

The Co-Founders of L’Entramise on Hosting Hacks and Failing Forward

Thanks to two former fashion alums, disposable plates and forks can now be sleek, stylish, and environmentally friendly.

By Lori Leibovich

Water, Wellness, and What It Takes To Disrupt an Industry

How Hint water founder Kara Goldin’s lack of experience helped her build a nearly $100 million beverage company.

By Jeannie Kim

The Founder Interview: Carolina Guthmann of Di Pasquale

The Rome-based co-founder of Di Pasquale Guthmann is reviving the art of hand embroidery by employing Sicilian women to create stunning modern creations.

Katya Libin and Amri Kibbler, Co-Founders of Heymama

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Rising Together: How a Chic New Community is Redefining Working Motherhood

Meet the women behind Heymama, a rapidly growing network that has attracted sought-after working moms from fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff to fitness guru Taryn Toomey.

By Tess Tobin

Sarah Sophie Flicker in the Women's March on DC

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Sarah Sophie Flicker On Raising Activist Children

The Women’s March organizer, entrepreneur, and mother of three opens up about the nuanced realities of politics and parenting.

By Julie Weber

Linda Hanna of Mahmee with a new mother

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How a Mother-Daughter Team is Revolutionizing Maternal Health Care

The Helm's CEO chats with co-founders Melissa & Linda Hanna about how Mahmee is changing the game for mothers worldwide.

By Lindsey Taylor Wood

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