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Women Entrepreneurs

Some amazing mompreneurs worth checking out!

10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

Running your own business is no piece of cake. Neither is raising a family. These 10 single moms, all of whom have built successful companies, manage to do both with a mix of intelligence, creativity and sheer determination.

Pilot Turned Linen-Maker Jenny Davids

Jenny Davids, 45, is the creator of Hen House Linens out of Severna Park, MD. She is also mom to John, 14, Bobby, 11, and Peter, 8.It was mostly my mom's incessant lectures to be gainfully employed af

A Clear Vision: Maria Dellapina

Fired for requesting time off to meet the medical needs of her daughter, this single-mom optician refocused her life on an eyeglass business tailored to serve kids with special needs. It was easy for

A Big Babysitter Biz

Lynn Perkins is CEO and founder of UrbanSitter.com, San Francisco, CA. Her initial investment: 9 months no-pay work, then $1.75 million in funding. She's the mom of Ben and Will, 5, and Jack, 1. I was

Astrid Oyo's Well-Designed Success

Astrid Oyo, 49, creator of NOYO Home Décor; mom of Elina, 15, and Frederik, 12 Home is where the heart is, and for me, it's also the heart of my business.I've always loved the way the seasons are refl

Beauty Biz Pro Mally Roncal

It's a given that most little girls love to explore their mommy's makeup bag. Unlike other girls, though, I was a full-on drag queen from the day I was born! I loved every type of makeup, from the bri

Abbie Schiller Delivers Positive Messages to Children

Based in Los Angeles, Abbie Schiller (left) is the CEO and founder of The Mother Company and Ruby's Studio.I was director of public relations for ABC-TV-and a harried working mom. Sometimes cartoons e

Marie Moody's Puppy Love

My life as a New York City fashion sales rep was glamorous, but vacant. I was often fired from my jobs. At my last position, the highlight of my day was lunch! So when I was let go, I wandered down Se

Building Barefoot Books into a Brand

If your best friend, a mother of four small children, told you she planned to move across the Atlantic Ocean to reinvent children's book publishing, you'd probably tell her (lovingly and firmly) that

Allison O'Kelly Founder and CEO of Mom Corps

O'Kelly left an executive accountant position at Toys "R" Us and started cold-calling Atlanta-area companies to pick up some accounting contracts so she could work at home. Finding that she had more work than she could handle, and friends that were in a similar position, Kelly launched Mom Corps in 2005. The company's aim is to match professionals looking for flexibility with companies looking for top notch talent. The company grossed $1.3 million in its first year and is on track to exceed $2.5 million in 2010.

Meet Lauren Conrad, Inc.

When a portion of your life is highlighted in the media, people have difficulty seeing the rest. In my case, becoming a designer wasn't always the central focus of Laguna Beach and The Hills but it's been my lifelong dream. Many of you are probably wondering why you should take [...]

The Founding Moms | Mom Entrepreneurs

Helping moms get down to business.

Tina Fey

Tina Fey, Writer: Saturday Night Live. Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, to Xenobia "Jeanne" (Xenakes), a brokerage employee, and Donald Henry Fey, who wrote grant proposals for universities. Her mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, while her father has German, Scottish, and English ancestry.

CHANTEL WATERBURY, chloe + isabel

It had taken me years to climb the corporate ladder and gain the skills I needed to run my own fashion business. Chloe+Isabel was a chance to share my knowledge with today’s women so they wouldn’t have to wait, or potentially never get the exposure they needed. I wanted to help them reach their goals, whether they were financial or skill-based. We can be her stepping-stone or her destination. Chloe + Isabel was created to be a brand people would love, and more importantly, an opportunity our Merchandiser could believe in.
– CEO + FOUNDER CHANTEL WATERBURY