VEST Entrepreneurs

Fifty years ago, the idea of women managing their own company would have seemed ambitious at best. Today, women are starting businesses at a faster rate than ever before, in fact, 47% of women started a business last year, compared to 44% of men, contributing to the nearly 13 million women-owned businesses in the US.

Why are so many women choosing this path?

A recent study shows 48% of women listed desire to pursue their passion as the number one reason to step into the world of entrepreneurship. Financial independence was second (43%), and flexibility was third with 41% of the votes.

More than 40% of VEST Members are entrepreneurs, and today we salute them by sharing a list of their businesses with the public. – Next time you want to buy products or services from women-owned companies, remember this list and share with your networks.

Aimee Benton, W Collective

Anna Craycraft, W Collective

Amanda Penrod, RFX Solutions

April Roy, FemPaq

Ariane Turner, Look Good Live Well

Arielle Cooper, Everywine

Arielle Brown, Bea's Bayou Skincare

Brenda Hernandez, Tango PR

Brooke Bornick, Lodgeur

Cheena Pazzo, One80

Detara Darnley, Peculiar Roots

Elaine Hamm, The Study

Elian Hurtado, Galera Consulting

Elizabeth Prenger, Prose Creative

Evelyn Aniebok, Develyn Catering

Ezinne Iroanya, Sknmuse

Fatima Mukhtar, Chammeli

Gabrielle Reyes, Black Soil Urban Farm

Heather Boles, Mozzie Style

Isis Ashford, Xplosion Technology

Jazmin Alvarado, Faith Masonry Construction

Jennifer Dunn, Woligo

Jill Geiger, Jill Geiger Consulting

Joan Stanolis, Critical Fault

Kelsey Scott, Something Bridal

Latasha Timberlake, Timber & Leaf

Laura Fleet, Sendaride

Lindsay Jordan, WriteOn Fundraising

Lysbeth George, Law Office of Liz George

Mollie Breen, Perygee

Natalie Shew, 3P Creative

Dr. Natasha Mickel, JM Consulting Firm

Noelle Acosta, Noula Health

Rashaunda Lugrand, Beehive Birth Consulting

Shagah Zakerion, Zakerion Strategies

Shannon Rich, Leadherboard

Shelly Ann Winokur, Kiss Kiss Goodnight

Snow Huo, Byrdhouse

Sofia Noshay, Star City Homes

Sue Ringus, Social Greenery

Dr. Tabatha Carr, Good Girl Chocolate

Valerie Riley, Lifesquire

Vicky Langford, Project 3810

Yvita Fox, Yvita Handcrafted Wearable Art