Female Entrepreneurs

Female Entrepreneurs

Whenever I hear conference organizers talk about how hard it is to find interesting female speakers, I cringe. Would you mind to help me add to this list of female entrepreneurs?

Melissa Miranda, Tiny Post
Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr
Jen Bekman, 20×200
Alisa Volkman, Babble
Soraya Darabi, Foodspotting
Stacey Ferreira, co-founder of My Social Cloud
Debbie Millman, Sterling Brand
Julia Hartz, co-founder Eventbrite
Robin Chase, co-founder of Zip Car
Lauren Bush, Feed
Jennifer Hyman & Jenny Fleiss, Rent the Runway
Alexa Hirschfeld, co-founder Paperless Post
Jessica Jackley, Kiva
Cindy Gallop, If We Ran The World
Jerri Chou, The Feast
Grace Bonney, Design Sponge
Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki, Co-Founders 23andme
Ping Fu, Geomagic
Leah Busque, Task Rabbit
Louise Fili, Louise Fili
Paula Scher, Pentagram
Jessica Hische, Hische Empire
Lexy Funk, co-founder Brooklyn Industries

Obviously this list is just a start. Help me grow it by adding a comment below with female entrepreneur names and the company they started! Thank you!

365 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Tatum Bree Hindman, TBH Creative

  2. Shaza Hakim, Stampede Design http://www.stampede-design.com (Malaysian)

  3. Lily Liu, Public Stuff (http://www.publicstuff.com/)

  4. Ilise Benun founder of http://marketing-mentor.com and author of Creative Professional Guide to Money. She is very inspirational!

  5. Ramona Pierson, Founder of SynapticMash http://www.wnba.com/storm/news/woi_08_pierson.html

  6. Heidi Gosen, Smart Owl Creative

  7. Suzanne MacKenzie, founder of Able-Made

  8. Natalie Coleman — NATALIEBCOLEMAN — http://www.nataliebcoleman.com — Founder / Design Director

  9. Christiane Lemieu, dwellstudio
    Sara Blakely, Spanx. She’s the world’s youngest self-made billionaire

  10. Speaking of Jen Bekman have you already checked out her “list of women speakers for your conference”? I’m not sure if you’re trying to create something different, but she has a couple dozen categorized as “entrepreneurs” already.


  11. Michelle Lam, CEO & Co-Founder of True&Co!

  12. Deanna Kuhlmann, founder, creative director of Kuhlmann Leavitt Inc.

  13. kelly cutrone – people’s revolution. she’s a phenomenal speaker!

  14. Sabrina & Eunice Moyle of Hello!Lucky

  15. Both OfAKind and Birchbox have two female founders each.

  16. Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union (www.freelancersunion.org)
    Deborah Bial, Posse Foundation (www.possefoundation.org)

  17. Lulu Kitololo – Co-owner, Partner and Creative Director at Asilia (http://www.lulukitololo.com)

  18. What about Joanne Wilson?
    Alisa Volkman of Babble
    What about all the female chefs that own their own places like Anito Lo of Annisa.
    The head of Spanx is a woman I believe…!

  19. Sabrina Gabel Ph.D. seesawsf.com

  20. Also, my friend Christiane Lemieux of Dwell

  21. Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp, Founders of Birchbox! http://www.birchbox.com/about/team

  22. Mariam Naficy; Founder & CEO, Minted. http://www.minted.com

    Lara White; Founder & photographer, PhotoMint. http://www.photomint.com/blog

  23. Sachi LeFever of Common Craft

  24. Kate Kendall – The Fetch

  25. Kate Kendall – The Fetch

  26. Tyshawn Henry, Red Bridge Studio
    Denise Cummings, Pip’s Place
    Karen Freer, Free Bread
    Rachel Winard, Soapwalla
    Jane Buck, Foxy & Winston

  27. Margriet Vollenberg & Margo Konings of Organisation In Design

  28. Natalia Allen – Natalia Allen/Essentialist

  29. Rachael Chong, Founder & CEO of Catchafire, Inc
    Catchafire is a social mission business that provides talented individuals with meaningful pro bono experiences in order to build capacity for social good organizations.

  30. Cheryl Swirnow, Co-Founder of Sherpaa

  31. Eileen Gittins, Blurb

  32. Yang Kim, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of Peopledesign http://peopledesign.com/

    Laura Vaughn, Founder of Sitting in a Tree

  33. Ariel Garten, CEO of InterAxon

  34. Zoe Sakoutis & Erica Huss

    Blue Print


  35. Amber Case (Geoloqi/Esri), Monica Enand (Zapproved), Danielle Forsyth (Thetus)

  36. Carolyn Ghosn and Amanda Pouchot, co-founders, Levo League

    Alexa Von Tobel, founder, LearnVest

  37. Gayla Trail, You Grow Girl & Fluffco


  38. Paola de Stefano Merazzi, Founder of Artextiles,Inc. and SuPperSuit

  39. Carley Roney, co-founder of XO Group (The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, etc.) http://www.xogroupinc.com/the-knot-inc-company/the-knot-leadership.aspx

  40. Shannon Guirl, who started her company Caravan Pacific with the help of Kickstarter! http://caravan-pacific.com

  41. Shameless self promotion!

    Jaime Derringer, Founder of Design Milk + Dog Milk, and social media consultant


  42. Cathy Edwards, former co-founder of Chomp, now at Apple.

  43. Christina Wodtke, Wodtke Consulting and Boxes & Arrows

  44. Candice S. Cook, Managing Member of Ca-Co Global Inc. & The Cook Law Group, PLLC

    Website: http://ca-coglobalinc.com/
    Pinterest Page: http://pinterest.com/csc1/something-good-to-read/
    Twitter: @CandiceSC1
    Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/candice-cook/7/417/745

  45. Tracy Osborn, founder of WeddingLovely.com <3

  46. Rena Tom, Rare Device and Makeshift Society

  47. Jennifer Colliau, Small Hand Foods

  48. Amber Case, Geoloqi
    Jen McCabe, Honey Kennedy

    Two of my favorites.

  49. Meg Hourihan, co-founder of Blogger

  50. Lynda Weinman, lynda.com

  51. North of the border:
    Denise Taschereau and Sarah White, Fairware
    Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens, Lunapads
    Both businesses are based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    Astia in the US works with women entrepreneurs.
    Golden Seeds invests in women-led businesses.
    Both organizations would have long lists of women entrepreneurs, I’m sure…

  52. Kelsey Falter, CEO & cofounder of Markover Inc. http://poptip.com

    Sophia Amoruso, CEO & founder of http://nastygal.com (just participated in an extensive interview last week http://pandodaily.com/2013/02/01/pandomonthly-los-angeles-with-nastygals-sophia-amoruso-the-full-interview/)

  53. Leah Culver – Pownce & Convore

  54. Natalie Massenet – founder of net-a-porter.com

  55. Kathleen Shannon and Tara Street, Braid Creative (www.braidcreative.com)

  56. Esther Dyson
    principal, EDventure; investor/director, startups

  57. Don’t forget Alexa Andrejewski, CEO and co-founder of Foodspotting!

  58. Cindy Gallop, Founder of Make Love Not Porn

  59. I’m a female founder. On my second one playAPI

  60. Limor Fried, Adafruit Industries

  61. Ingrid Lestiyo co-founded Mobsmith, acquired by The Rubicon Project last year… http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ingrid-lestiyo-wins-silver-stevie-182700626.html

    And then there’s my co-founder and CEO at Tomfoolery Inc, Kakul Srivastava (http://www.tomfoolery.com)

  62. Lost Coast Brewery, Eureka, California.
    Co-Founded by Barbara Groom & Wendy Pound

    Golden Road Brewery, Los Angeles, California
    Founding Partner, Meg Gill
    [currently holding the title for youngest female brewery owner]

  63. Treana Peake – founder of Obakki (spoke at the last creative mornings avncouver)

  64. Patti Rogers – Rallyhood

  65. Thank you, Tina, for asking!

    Kythzia Jurado de Campa, Co-Founder of Campa Design
    Megaan Coleman, Founder of Megan Coleman Design
    Stephanie Di Biase, Founder of Ways & Means
    Shira Epstein, Founder of Trillium Creative
    Ela Kosmaczewska, Co-Founder of Zerofee
    Sarah Hatter, Founder of CoSupport
    Lisa Hazen, Founder of Lisa Hazen Design & Editorial
    Rebecca Hoffman, Founder of Good Egg Concepts
    Dawn Hancock, Founder of Firebelly Design and Firebelly Foundation
    April Holle, Founder of Made Better Studio
    Jennifer Kinon, Co-Founder of Original Champions of Design
    Jana Kinsman, Founder of Doodlebooth and Co-Founder of Quite Strong
    Kim Knoll, Co-Founder of Knoed Creative and Co-Organizer of CreativeMornings Chicago
    Julia Moran Martz, Co-Founder of MondoVox Creative Group
    Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker, Founders of Geek Girls Guide and Leaders at Clockwork Active Media
    Lea Miller, Founder of Earlybird Creative
    Laura Brunow Miner, Founder of Pictory and Phoot Camp
    Carol Neiger, Founder of NeigerDesign and GivingQuilts
    Thea Durfee Polancic, Co-Founder of ClearSpace
    Carolyn Ou, Founder of Sandbox Consulting
    Tsilli Pines, Founder of New Ketubah and Organizer of Portland Design Week 2012
    Lisa Reisman, Founder of MetalMiner
    Brianna Sylver, Co-Founder of Sylver Consulting
    Cheryl Towler Weese, Founder of Studio Blue
    Lina Tuva, Founder of Talina Design

    Also, cool list dedicated to “Female Founders, Influencers & Deal Makers” » http://www.afieldguideto.com via http://www.swiss-miss.com/2010/10/a-field-guide-to.html

  66. Laura Creekmore founded Creekmore Consulting—and she’s a great speaker/mentor!

  67. Shenan Reed – Morpheus Media

  68. Many women listed here: http://itp.nyu.edu/we

  69. Senior research at Microsoft and a professor, Danah Boyd.
    Very interesting…

  70. Recursively, there’s Morra Aarons-Mele of The Mission List.


    Sheila Marcelo, Care.com
    Sarah Simmons, City Grit
    Jeanne Pinder, ClearHealthCosts
    Tereza Nemessanyi, HonestlyNow
    Kelsey Recht, VenueBook

    and I can’t neglect my brilliant cofounder:

    Gina Trapani, ThinkUp

  71. Sisters Dori and Ilissa Howard of Milk & Honey Shoes: http://www.milkandhoneyshoes.com/

  72. Jessica Mah from inDinero

  73. Joan Spiekermann, founder of FontShop

  74. Sarah Szalavitz, 7Robot, MIT
    Britta Riley, Window Farms

  75. Susan Gregg Koger, Modcloth
    Me: Cynthia Schames, LaBoite Orange (02-08), AbbeyPost (new)

  76. Margo Mancini
    Technology for Publishing

  77. No offense, but has it ever occurred to you that there actually were more male entrepreneurs than female entrepreneurs? Never-mind the reasons for this and so forth, on which you’d certainly have a point to make and which I probably agree with…

    Nonetheless, and I honestly praise your list, but doesn’t its very existence suggest that the fact of the matter is that it actually *is* harder to find female speakers?

  78. Katherine Wintsch – Founder, The Mom Complex

  79. I founded knitty.com in 2002.

  80. Bridget Edwards, Bake at 350

    Abby Glassenberg, Abby Glassenberg Design

  81. Emira Mears, Founder and Principal at Raised Eyebrow Web Studio, Author of The Boss of You

  82. Kathryn Minshew, The Daily Muse

  83. Ruchi Sanghvi, vice-president Dropbox

  84. Amanda Hesser, Food 52
    Amanda Steinberg, DailyWorth

  85. Leila Janah, Samasource

  86. Jenny Buccos, Director/Producer/Series Creator of ProjectExplorer.org
    ProjectExplorer.org & JennyBuccos.com

  87. Mina Trott, co-founder of Six Apart.

  88. Kim Polese: Chairman of ClearStreet

  89. Zahra Al-Harazi and Alison Wattie – cofounders of Foundry Communications (http://foundrycommunications.tumblr.com/about-us ; http://foundrycommunications.ca)

  90. Renee Warren & Heather Ritchie – Onboardly
    Caroline Ghosn & Amanda Pouchot – Levo League
    Victoria MacLean – Beaucoo
    Lauren Berger – Intern Queen
    Heather Payne – Hacker You
    Erica Diamond – Women On The Fence

  91. Donna Morton — First Power
    Saba Gul — BLISS
    Anne Shongwe — Afroes Transformational games
    Servane Mouazan — Ogunte
    Madeline Shaw and Suzanne Siemens — Luna Pads

  92. Orit — The O Group

  93. Dammit! This is beautiful!

  94. Kim Colin of Industrial Facility

  95. I think my first attempt to post didn’t work…? So I’m retrying:

    Emira Mears, @emiramears, co-founder of Raised Eyebrow

    Alex Beauchamp, @alexthegirl, founder of Girl at Play

    Stacy Ratner, @stacyjratner, founder of Open Books

    Amelia Showalter, @ameliashowalter, founder of her own digital analytics consultancy

    Daphne Koller, @daphnekoller, co-founder of Coursera

    Genevieve Thiers, @genevievethiers, co-founder of SitterCity, among others

    Desiree Vargas Wrigley, @desireegf, co-founder of Give Forward

    Claire Lew, @cjlew23, co-producer of Ignite Chicago

    Mandy Brown, @aworkinglibrary, co-founder of A Book Apart

    Melissa Pierce, @melissapierce, founder of Chicago Women Developers

    Rachael Stott, @rachaelstott, founder of Dandelion Support Network

    Amanda Rose, @amanda, founder of Connect the Dots Collective

    Heather Champ, @hchamp, co-founder of JPG Magazine and creator of the Mirror Project

    Lorissa Shepstone, @lorissa, co-owner of Being Wicked

    Gina Trapani, @ginatrapani, founder of Lifehacker

  96. Moorea Seal moorea-seal.com @mooreaseal Jewelry Designer & Online Curator

  97. Stella Fayman, cofounder of matchist, Entrepreneurs Unpluggd and FeeFighters (acquired by Groupon in 2012)

  98. Barbara Jones—Founder & CEO: One2One Network
    Paula Bruno—President: One2One Network

  99. Cybele Negris, Co-Founder & President, Webnames.ca.

  100. Mena Trott, co-founder of Six Apart, and creator of Movable Type and Typepad!

  101. Mariam Naficy, Minted.com

  102. Can’t believe no one has mentioned Jacqueline Novogratz. Please add her to the list! She has done amazing work!!!

  103. Kelly Brooks, SpeakFeel.ca

  104. Kym Abrams, Kym Abrams Design

  105. Sarah Blakely and SPANX…God BLESS her!!

  106. Tash Wong Co-Founder of Coastermatic


  107. Michelle Engel Bencsko & Gina Pantastico–Cloud9 Fabrics

  108. Ayah Bdeir @ayahbdeir Engineer, Founder and CEO of littleBits

  109. nina egli (of toujours toi and family affairs.)

  110. Nataly Kogan, CEO of Happier

  111. Jennifer Pahlka, Founder, Code for America


  112. Noha Waibsnaider, Peeled Snacks
    Lynn Perkins, Urban Sitter
    Julia Pimsleur, Little Pim

  113. Jenna, whimsy and spice
    Dawn Tan, handmadelove
    Heidi Swanson,101 cookbooks

  114. Sarah Ellison, Bootleg Market

  115. Alamira Noor Bani Hashim,
    co-founder of The Dinner Club by No.57
    an underground supperclub in Abu Dhabi & Dubai that hosts dinners in random locations like empty pools, construction sites, an old bus that they gutted out completely. http://www.facebook.com/TheDinnerClub57?fref=ts

  116. Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, Juicy Couture

  117. That’s an awesome list! And wow – quite some comments

    In Germany some lovely ladys already started a similar list, showing women who would love to talk and their field of expertise:


  118. Hilarious female entrepreneur who makes You Tube videos. Renae Christine. http://www.youtube.com/RichMomBusiness

  119. Alyssa Rapp – Founder and CEO of Bottlenotes http://www.bottlenotes.com

  120. Hello

    I think this is something you would like. The equalisters was founded by a swedish woman called Lina Thomsgård (also the PR-agent for Swedish singer Robyn).


    Equalisters is an equality project aiming to correct the imbalances of representation in media, culture, business and other contexts. We believe that when it comes to including competent women and people from other underrepresented groups, excuses that claim that “there just weren’t any”, are no longer good enough.

    To prove our point and contribute to a more equal society, we provide a service that generates positive, proactive, and concrete recommendations, compiled in long lists of people who can balance up inequalities of representation in any given context.

  121. Katherine Krug, Co-Founder and COO of Everest, a technology company that helps people live their dreams and achieve personal goals. General bad ass. Everest.com.

  122. Sandra Correia, the founder of Pelcor©, the brand of fashion accessories in cork skin, and CEO of the Portuguese company, won the Trophy for the Europe’s Best Women Entrepreneur in 2011, awarded by the European Parliament and the European Council of Women Entrepreneurs.


  123. Without wanting to blow my own trumpet too loudly – Jo Fairley, Green & Black’s Chocolate…

  124. Kat Egan

    Founder of Exopolis
    Co founder of Society of Digital Agencies
    Board member Boulder Digital Works

    Kat is a true star.


  125. Pamela O’Hara of Batchbook

  126. Dawn Casale, Founder of One Girl Cookies

  127. Alison Cohen, Co-founder Alta Biccle Share
    Debra Sterling, Goldiblocks

  128. Denise Paolucci, founder of Dreamwidth Studios
    Limor Fried, founder of Adafruit Industries
    Elizabeth “Juanna Rumbel” Gomez and Kelly “Sister Sledgehammer” Simmons, founders of the Windy City Rollers Women’s roller derby league (and hunderds of similar women who have founded their own leagues all over the world)

  129. Ashley Ambirge, theMiddleFingerProject.org

    Muirrean Carey-Campbell, BangsandaBun.com

    Sarah Peck, itstartswith.com

  130. Victoria Ransom, Founder & CEO of Wildfire – An amazing Kiwi woman!

  131. Would love to be added as a speaker on social innovation, corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship – susan mcpherson

  132. Monica Rodgers, Founder – The Revelation Project
    A Social Media and Identity Project For Women that gives voice to their stories and empowers others to do the same.

    Join the Revelation
    [email protected]

  133. Elise Mitchell – Mitchell Communications Group
    An amazing example, incredible leader.

  134. Hosan Lee, TableTribes

  135. Thank you so much for doing this! Here are a few others to add:

    Kay Koplovitz, founded USA Networks
    Jessica Livingston, Co-Founder, Y Combinator
    Rachel Sklar, founded Change The Ratio & The Li.st
    Dina Kaplan, founded Blip.tv
    Laurel Touby, founded MediaBistro
    Brooke Moreland & Ashley Granata, founded Fashism
    Kathryn Minshew, Alex Cavoulacos & Melissa McCreery, founded The Daily Muse (now The Muse)
    Dawn Barber, founded New York Tech Meetup
    Sandy Jen, founded Meebo
    Jessica Alba, founded The Honest Company
    Diane Von Furstenberg, founded DVF
    Michelle Zatlyn, founded Cloudflare
    Nina Zagat, founded Zagat
    Ali Pincus & Susan Feldman, founded One Kings Lane
    Meredith Perry, uBeam

  136. Shelly Spiegel
    President & Co-founder

    Fire Engine RED

  137. Rene´ Smith
    COO & Co-founder

    Fire Engine RED

  138. Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo

  139. Melissa Morris Ivone

    Graphic Designer at Curalate http://www.curalate.com/

    creator of Operation NICE http://www.operationnice.com/

    Did a FANTASTIC presentation about “How to Survive Your Soul-Crushing Day Job” at the 2012 HOW Live Design conference in Boston.

  140. Ann Montgomery, CEO & Co-Founder of NabeWise.com (acquired by Airbnb)

    Gauri Manglik, CEO & Co-Founder of Fondu.com (also acquired by Airbnb)

  141. I don’t have a tip about a female entrepreneurs but something that relates to your request. Here in sweden a PR consultant named Lina Thomsgård started something called rättviseförmedlingen which is an initiative that promotes equality in representation and works through facebook and twitter. So when there is a need for an expert of some sort the argument we only found men wont be valid, because they have already done the job of finding compentent women for them. I saw on wikipedia that they started up in england and the us as well, maybe that’s something for you to be a part of.



  142. Phyllis Schaeffler Dealy, co-founder, partner, Woods Witt Dealy & Sons
    Full service creative agency based in Manhattan. Love speaking and especially working with and mentoring young women that want to pursue a career in advertising.

  143. Erica Douglass – Whoosh Traffic and erica.biz

  144. Michele Peluso, Founder Site59, CEO Travelocity

    Laine Campbell, CEO PalominoDB

  145. Phyllis Klein, Co-founder/Director
    Fab Lab DC
    [email protected]

    Sherry Lassiter, Director
    Fab Foundation
    [email protected]

  146. The contemporary artist Eugènia Balcells is really an entrepreneur! http://eugeniabalcells.com/

  147. Nancy Duarte: CEO + Co-Founder of Duarte Inc. | http://www.duarte.com

  148. Tippy Tippens, Matter Inc. Design for Social Change http://www.matternola.com/ and The Bird Project http://birdprojectsoap.wordpress.com/

  149. Julie Aubie & Julia Muggeridge — Hustle&Bustle Inc.

  150. Alexa van Tobel from Learnvest
    Kathryn Minshew from The Muse / The Daily Muse
    Jessica Livingston from Y Combinator
    Rachel Sklar, from Change The Ratio / The Li.st
    Meredith Perry from uBeam

  151. Pum Lefebure -Co- Founder of Design Army

  152. Paige Brown – Dashbell
    Anna Palmer – Fashion Project

  153. Sarah Drummond and Lauren Currie co-founders of Snook

  154. Elsie Larsen – A Beautiful Mess

    Becky Higgins – Becky Higgins LLC

    Stacy Julian – Big Picture Classes

    And many MANY other ladies in the scrapbooking/memory keeping industry

  155. me, Chauncey Zalkin, co-founder, Show Love LLC & What Women Make LLC, http://www.showloveworld.com / http://www.whatwomenmake.com

  156. Emma / Sarah Drummond – Snook has such a beautiful website!

  157. Chauncey Zalkin

    Co-founder of Show Love


  158. amber venz started reward style, already one of the biggest and fast-growing affilliate networks for bloggers — and she’s only 25!!! she has a staff of 30, all under 30 years old. christiane lemieux founded and runs DwellStudio, which has a stunning Soho store and a booming online business. and those are just the first two that popped into my head.

  159. Joy Cho founder of OhJoy. http://ohjoy.blogs.com/

  160. Linda Pelekoudas
    Founder / Principal Managing Partner
    Strategy and Design Solutions, LLC

    established 2009

    Management Consulting, Systems Engineering, Entrepreneurial Catalyst

    Enterprise Thinking 4 Startups

  161. Grace Hawthorne, Paper Punk and ReadyMade.

  162. Three more:

    Laine Campbell, CEO of PalominoDB

    Carol Davidsen, co-founder, Circl

    Brigitte Lyons, founder, Unfettered Ink

  163. Bauble Bar
    Daniella Yacobovsky & Amy Jain

    Founder + CEO
    Shobha Tummala

    Angie Dudley

    Michelle Phan
    ipsy & fawn tv
    youtube makeup guru
    cosmetic skincare subscription service
    producer of online beauty & style network

  164. Diane Loviglio and Cass Phillips – co-founders of FailCon

  165. Tonya Moore
    Gold Moon Vintage & Tonya Moore Design
    (located in central Iowa)

  166. Krystle Mobayeni
    Founder & Creative Director – Neon & Sons


  167. Fiona Tang and Laura Gluhanich, co-founders of Signal Camp
    Gabrielle Blair, founder of ALT Design Conference
    Laura Mayes co-founder Mom 2.0 Conference
    Sarah Bryden Brown co-founded Go Mighty

    and me:

    Maggie Mason co-founded Go Mighty

  168. Donovan Beeson & Kathelijne Zadrozny – Founders of the Letter Writers Alliance

    Do not be fooled by names! They are 100% ladies! I should know, I’m the first one.


  169. there really are so many.

    local to dc area-
    suann song of simple song design and the shop 1511. she designed the white house holiday card this past year!

  170. Sonja Rasula, Unique USA (http://stateofunique.com)
    Elena Silonek, Clothia (http://clothia.com)
    Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! (CEO, formerly at Google), not a founder but very much a “founder” of pivotal movements and the reinvigoration within the context of the companies she’s been a part of.

  171. Gillian Fein
    LaLa Lunchbox – teaching kids to make healthy meal choices

  172. Penelope Trunk, an entrepeneur and hilarious blogger.

  173. Jane ni Dhulchaointigh of Sugru

  174. Jasmine Takanikos of Jasmine Takanikos Consulting Group

  175. Alexia Parks, co-founder 56percent.org

  176. Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder – DANNIJO Jewelry Line

  177. Great post! Love to see females in business who are as good as the men! Yey thanks for the post it’s cheered me up!

  178. Payal Kadakia, founder and CEO of Classtivity

  179. The female founders in the Google Ventures group (talented group)

    Although, not really a female entrepreneur, Dina Powell runs Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative –empowering women entrepreneurs here and around the world.

  180. Theresa Parkinson – female entrepreneurs – founder of Terry’s Niche

  181. some San Francisco love:

    Jennifer Morla, Founder and Creative Director http://www.morladesign.com
    Melanie Doherty Founder and Creative Director http://www.melaniedohertydesign.com
    Cinthia Wen Founder and Creative Director http://www.noonsf.com
    Gaby Brink Founder and Creative Director http://www.tomorrowpartners.com

  182. Emily Chang, Ideacodes, designer who works with tons of startups and companies.

  183. Cynthia Knox – Russell & Hazel

  184. What an amazing list of women Tina! Keep an eye out for my gal renéemudd.

  185. Ariane Harrison – Co founder of Harrison Atelier – http://www.harrisonatelier.com

  186. Sarah Shewey, CEO/Founder Pink Cloud 9 (www.pinkcloud9.com)

  187. Ayah Bdeir – Little Bits

  188. For whatever it’s worth: Being a female entrepreneur doesn’t make you an interesting speaker by default. It’s great to see a list like this but at the end of the day, if you are a conference organizer, you need a person (man or woman) that can deliver a message, entertain an audience, and fill seats/sell tickets. Just being a woman (or man) and an entrepreneur does not guarantee that one, two, or all three of the needs above are fulfilled.

  189. Sheryl Thai – Cupcake Central

  190. Rebecca Palm & Katie Vahle, founders of CoPatient
    Elizabeth Bacon, founder of DHealth

  191. Tina, the problem isn’t finding women entrepreneurs. It’s finding ones that are good speakers and have a message. I pick speakers that I can read their blog and clearly see they have an impactful message. Maybe I’m different, I don’t look for a big name, I look for a message that our attendees need to hear.

    Let’s take your list.
    1) I go to her website click her twitter profile https://twitter.com/mmiranda and find nothing but silly pictures. Her bio is interesting but she’s not putting a message that she knows or has something to really share.
    2) Again, why would pick this person http://caterina.net/? Her blog has nothing interesting there.
    3) I click around her link and find drawings of books, I don’t get it, what would she speak about? Drawing books?
    4) I did some googling and found her ted talk, it’s really good. http://www.ted.com/talks/rufus_griscom_alisa_volkman_let_s_talk_parenting_taboos.html

    So maybe to promote women speakers there should be a directory. Not to what company they’re involved with but what topics they speak about, with links to blog posts, links to past speaking sessions.

  192. Emily Lutzker, Founder and CEO, OpenInvo, Inc.

  193. Kate Ray, co-founder of Scroll Kit (www.scrollkit.com)

  194. Katherine Darnstadt, Latent Design

  195. Katie Finnegan & Erica Bell of Hukkster!

  196. Sarah Parmenter – You Know Who Design

  197. Candace Nelson, Sprinkles Cupcakes

  198. Tracey Stewart, Moomah

  199. Popham Design, Caitlin Dowe-Sandes
    Gabrielle Blair, Design Mom

  200. Donna Dubinsky – Palm/Handspring/Numenta

  201. Deena Varshavskaya, Wanelo

  202. Dame Anita Roddick, The Body Shop.

  203. Sandra Magsamen is an artist, author, product designer and creator of the lifestyle brands, Messages From the Heart, Wishes and Kisses and From the Studio of Sandra Magsamen. sandramagsamen.com

  204. Michelle Lam, CEO of True&Co

  205. off the top of my head–

    Jen Altman http://cisthene.com

    Amy Flurry http://amyflurry.com

    Megan Auman http://designinganmba.com

    Pamela Love http://pamelalovenyc.com

    i know i’m forgetting so many!

  206. Melody McCloskey- founder of StyleSeat
    Himani Amoli- founder of Wedding Party
    Abby Larson – founder of Style Me Pretty
    Shaherose Charania – Women 2.0

  207. Rachel Winard, founder of Soapwalla (high quality ethically-created, environmentally-sound skincare and body product line with an avid following around the globe – http://www.soapwallakitchen.com, facebook.com/soapwalla, @soapwalla)

  208. Andreea Ayers, Launch Grow Joy
    Rena Tom, Makeshift Society
    Jane Hamill, Fashion Brain Academy

  209. Kara Koss – The Princess Theatre

  210. Alex Tryon – Founder of Artsicle
    Marian Mangoubi – SassyCEO
    Saya Hillman – Mac and Cheese Productions

    11 Female Founded companies featured here: http://betabeat.com/2012/06/ny-tech-meetup-hosts-its-first-womens-demo-night-2/
    Including: ElectNext, Fathom, Findings, HonestlyNow, Hourly, Incline, The Mission List, Paperlex, ReadSocial, Loosecubes and VenueBook.

    (And I’m the founder of InclineHQ.com and co-founder of gtrot.com)

  211. Brit Morin – Founder of Brit + Co.

  212. Tina, this is awesome. Sending you a virtual high five!

  213. Natalie Podrazik, co-founder & CTO of 29th Street Publishing (full disclosure, my co-founder)

  214. Clever Girls Collective, four female founders:
    Sheila Bernus Dowd
    Stefania Pomponi
    Cat Lincoln
    Kristy Sammis

    Awesome list!

  215. Kelly Wanser – CEO and founder of Stateless Networks (http://www.statelessnetworks.com/), former CEO of eCert

  216. Some great chefs/restauranteurs:

    April Bloomfield
    Gabrielle Hamilton
    Susan Feniger
    Naomi Pomeroy

    Magazine women:

    Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel, Bust magazine
    Jane Pratt, Sassy and Jane magazine

    Non-profit women:

    Molly Melching, Tostan
    Jacqueline Novogratz, Acumen Fund

  217. Cate Lawrence, co-founder, Green Renters Inc, not for profit providing sustainability advice and resources to people living in rental accommodation.

  218. Annie Selke, founder of Dash & Albert Rug Company and Pine Cone Hill @annieselkeco

  219. My mother and my inspiration, Lisa Ferden, co-founder of Generations Homecare System. Homecaresoftware.com

  220. Heather Hayes, Heather Hayes Designs LLC- Interior Design freelance company & “Against the Odds” award winner. Boring….HA! Since when did being boring ever lead a woman to success?!?

  221. Catherinerose – Co-Founder KINU
    Doreen Noni – Esakado Bird

  222. Aliza Freud, founder and CEO of SheSpeaks

  223. Janine Vangool – Uppercase Magazine

    Jean and Jane Ford – Benefit Cosmetics

    Cinthia Wen – noon

  224. Emma Sexton Founder of Make Your Words Work (www.myww.co.uk)

  225. Lynette Allen, creator of Her Invitation

  226. Elizabeth Varley, @evarley, co-founder and CEO of TechHub

  227. Founder & Designer at :: S L Y N K W E T S U I T S :: custom wetsuits for men & women, for warm & cold water, using limestone yamamoto

    :: s l y n k :: its Cornish for slide. HandMadeInCornwall

    JoanneMBennett is the founder, designer & pattern creator, pattern cutter, suit gluer

    up to date info https://twitter.com/slynkwetsuits

  228. Nancy Goldstein, Compass(X), @Compass(X)
    Shelly McMahan, Smart Design, Inc.
    Marijean Lauzier, The Neva Group, Racepoint Group, W2 Group
    Jane Hiscock, Farland Group @janehiscock
    Crystal Mario, Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc. @ecobizowner

  229. Whitney Hess, Vicarious Partners

  230. Shelley Mayer – Ramp Communications @shelleymayer @rampedup

  231. The amazing Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix https://stitchfix.com/

  232. Kathryn Minshew – founder, TheMuse
    Kellee Khalil – founder, Lover.ly
    Caren Maio – founder, Nestio
    Olga Vidisheva – founder, Shoptiques
    Claire Mazur & Erica Cerulo – founders, Of a Kind

    And me,
    Alexis Tryon – founder, Artsicle

  233. Lots of great candidates for your list can be found among the Women Entrepreneurship Festival membership.

    Hosted by NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication Program & Joanne WIlson, the conference was attended by over 300 fantastic women entrepreneurs with panels led by a couple of dozen accomplished women founders.

    Attendees can be found here: http://itp.nyu.edu/we/2013/attendees/
    Speakers here: http://itp.nyu.edu/we/2013/about/

    Related leaders who should also be on the list:

    ITP’s amazing, indomitable founder, Red Burns, who insisted that this art & technology graduate program integrate diversity, including gender diversity from Day 1: http://itp.nyu.edu/itp/people/people.php?id=89&group=Faculty

    Joanne Wilson, angel investor and champion of women entrepreneurs:

    Nancy Hechinger, Festival Co-Chair & ITP Faculty: http://itp.nyu.edu/itp/people/people.php?id=1807&page=H

  234. Erin McKean, founder of Reverb (they make Wordnik.com) helloreverb.com

  235. Patty Toland: co-founder of Filament Group, Inc. http://filamentgroup.com

  236. My role model Paula Chang is co founder of Tinkering Monkey. Most creative, productive, make this happen young lady I have ever met!

  237. Kimberly Bryant , Founder of Black Girls Code
    web: about.me/KimberlyBryant
    email: [email protected]
    San Francisco, CA

  238. Kristen Hadeed, a young vibrant entrepreneur who opened Student Maid, a cleaning company in Gainesville, FL while still in college. Now three years later she is speaking on campuses and panels nationwide about her passion and drive. Definitely worth looking up!

  239. My former boss, friend, and all-around awesome person Alli Houseworth is the president and founder of Method 121, a marketing agency that focuses on audience engagement and social media for the theatre.

  240. Kelly Jones, Founder of Little Paper Planes http://www.littlepaperplanes.com/

  241. Alicia Schwartz (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alicia-schwartz/5/b14/5a2) co-founded Rentenna

  242. Kirsten McCrea, who runs Papirmasse – http://papirmasse.com/art/

  243. Shauna Miller – PennyChic blog: http://www.pennychic.com/

  244. Melanie Leduc, founder of Moximedia – http://moximedia.ca/

  245. Millie Tadewaldt and Cecelia Myers, founders of CakeStyle – http://www.cakestyle.com

  246. Jennifer Bonnett, Founder of StartupChicks

  247. Rebecca Prien, attorney, entrepeneur, creative and yogi, helps entrpeneurs protect their brands, their content and their profits at Counsel to Creativity and teaches the yoga of entrepreneurship at Ompreneur, coming in April 2013.



  248. Sigrid Olsen sigridolsenart.com
    Elisa Strauss confetticakes.com

  249. Erika Block, owner/director of:

    Creative Studios
    Creative Publishing
    National Creative Competitions
    Virtuosity Magazine


  250. Delphia Simmons of Thrive: http://www.thrivedetroit.org
    Bethany Shorb, Cyberoptix. http://cyberoptix.com

  251. Jennifer Pahlka, founder of Code for America

  252. Alicia Ryan, LSINC

  253. Ok why not?

    Jen Frazier, co-founder ThinkGeek.com

  254. Heather Fleming Founder, CEO of Catapult Design.

  255. Julie Hirschfeld
    Adeline Adeline bicycle boutique in Tribeca.

  256. Catherine Rohr, founder of Defy Ventures: http://defyventures.org/
    -a New York City-based nonprofit organization that helps ex-convict start their own businesses

  257. Jessica Hayden Mattheus founder of Brooklyn catering company Hearth & Table

  258. Holly Mason – MasonBaronet, an ad agency in downtown Dallas


  259. Leonie Dawson @ leoniedawson.com
    Gala Darling @ galadarling.com
    SARK @ planetsark.com

  260. Cybele Negris – cofounder of first .ca registrar, Webnames.ca.

    and Annalea Krebs, founder of ethicalDeal.com – a daily deal site that focuses on the ethics of the companies they work with.

  261. Adda Birnir, CEO of Skillcrush – http://skillcrush.com

  262. Emily Greener and Alexis Jones, I AM THAT GIRL.
    Gina Amaro Rudan – Practical Genius

  263. Daphne Koller – Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Coursera (www.coursera.org)

    Amanda Rose – Founder of Connect the Dots foundation and Twestival

  264. Caitlin Moriarty – Founder and CEO of Moriartsy

  265. Carrie Ford Hilliker of branding and design studio @fordvisuals

    Kudos for creating a post for these great ladies, Tina!

  266. Elizabeth Boylan, Game Artist & Entrepreneur
    Founder of VectorBloom Tech. & Big Top Ballet Inc.
    Top 10 Mac Music Games, on the iPhone, Android and coming to Facebook Games this month!

  267. Kelley Roy,
    ADX – a community of thinkers and makers

  268. Annalisa Oswald & Tanja Cesh

  269. Geraldine Laybourne
    Co-founder, Oxygen Media

  270. Rena Tom
    Founder, Makeshift Society

  271. Monica Adair
    Partner & Co-founder, Acre Architects

    And…..she’s inspirational

  272. shaila ittycheria, coFounder and coCEO of E[nstitute] http://enstituteu.com/

  273. Sarah McNally
    of McNally Jackson Books (which feels like it’s always been there)

  274. Jenni from Jenni’s Ice Cream

  275. Cynthia Hellen
    Founder + CEO, SMPLCT Lab

  276. Emily Cohen, emilycohen.com

  277. E Bond
    Founder of Rough Draft Books

  278. Mara Zepeda, co-founder of Reed Switchboard and Switchboard


  279. Heather McGough
    Founder, Urbanity Events

    Located in San Francisco, Urbanity Events specializes in producing tech and startup conferences, speaker series’ and launch parties in the Bay Area and beyond.

  280. Elaine Walsh – me! Founder of http://www.thecookbookclub.com, a once monthly offline event in Dublin, Ireland, which I host in a restaurant, the whole menu comes from a cookbook, cooked by the in-house chefs, and the celebrity chef author is there to introduce their menu and chat to the guests, they are not allowed in the kitchen, it’s up to their new cookbook to deliver a fantastic varied menu in the hands of the in-house chefs.

    Also The Languages & Supper (L&S) Clubs, where diners/students get to learn French and eat French, learn Spanish and Eat Spanish, learn Italian and eat Italian etc. The Best approach to a country’s culture is through it’s food. Taking languages out of a boring classroom and setting an 8 week course in a restaurant and with highly qualified native teachers, teaching their language and culture through food and wine.

  281. Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls CODE: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/

  282. victoria smith, SF girl by bay

    modest, influential, fantastic lady.

  283. Kathan Brown, founder Crown Point Press

    Marian Batjes

    Stella McCartney

    Garance Dore, photographer, illustrator, blogger

  284. Tara Diana, Consultant and Graphic Designer


  285. Sascha Bates, http://www.brattyredhead.com/ Consulting, Infrastructure Automation, Problem Solving, Devops

  286. Carin Galletta Oliver, President
    Ink Foundry/Angelsmith, Content Development for start ups in the wine, food and restaurant industries. SF Bay Area.

  287. Tracy Viverretta – Artist, Illustrator, Recycling Crafter
    Founder, One Brown Crafter


  288. knock knock jen bilik

  289. Hande Leimer, founder and owner of http://www.vinoroma.com a company dedicated to wine education in Rome, Italy.

  290. Holly Liu — Kabam co-founder

  291. Anastasia Leng – co-founder of Makeably.com

  292. The name I would like to add here is rose saratan-robles & the company name is ‘Mommy listen!Daddy listen!’

    ” Creating confident children for tomorrow’s opportunities”

    Rose Saratan-Robles, CPC
    Certified Professional Life Coach,
    Parent and Child Relationship Coach
    Front -Line ManagementCoach,
    Trainer, Consultant
    Bern, Switzerland
    Mobile: +41 76 331.58.03
    Skype: rtsaratan


  293. Comics & portraits
    Story telling

  294. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Isabelle Gilbert
    Kunst- & ausdruckstherapeutische Begleitung
    Schamanische Heilwege
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Sommerzyklus der Trommelgruppe im Tipi
    Kurs zur 3-fachen Göttin

  295. Angela Deane, Banter Banner <3

  296. Victoria Hagman – Realty Collective http://www.realtycollective.com
    Cristina Casciano King – http://www.peekbrooklyn.com/
    Alissa Neil – http://www.alissaneilpr.com/
    Allison Schlanger & Alison Qualter Berna – http://www.appleseedsplay.com
    Terry Wheatley – Canopy Management, http://www.winesisterhood.com
    Penny Karas – http://www.hellocupcakeonline.com
    Michelle Inciarrano & Katy Maslow – http://twigterrariums.com/

  297. Emira Mears, Founder and Principal at Raised Eyebrow Web Studio in Vacouver, Author of The Boss of You

  298. Robyn Stylman & Julia Silver
    Hiho Batik, a retail and experiential art space in Brooklyn

  299. Clare Sutcliffe and Linda Sandvik, Code Club – http://www.codeclub.org.uk
    Amelia Humfress, Steer – http://www.steer.me
    Poppy Dinsey, WIWT – http://www.wiwt.com
    Nicola Broom, upmysport – http://www.upmysport.com
    Kathryn Parsons, Decoded – http://www.decoded.co

  300. Felicia Day & Sheri Bryant – http://geekandsundry.com

    Sarah Zupko – http://popmatters.com

    Dr. Leslie Jensen-Inman – http://www.jenseninman.com/about

  301. Miriam Kervatin, founder
    PR Agency

  302. Marlena Stell, Founder & CEO
    Makeup Geek
    Educational Content & Indie Makeup Brand

  303. Sandra Lin, founder Kiwi Crate

  304. Clare Sutcliffe co-founder of Code Club http://www.codeclub.org.uk/

  305. Stephanie Liverani, Co-Founder

  306. Laura Ramos, The Bold Italic, http://www.thebolditalic.com

  307. Ann Harris, founder Southern Social

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  309. Gretchen Goldsmith, co-founder & CEO, Rose Publishing

  310. Rita Sasges, Founder and Creative Director of Sasges Inc.

  311. Adriana Herrera, CEO of Fashioning Change.

    She also writes a regular column at the New York Times:

  312. Laura Deming, partner at The longevity Fund (and Thiel Fellow)

    Profiled on Nature: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7449-399a

  313. Carlotta Cavallari of PR Black Book http://signup.prblackbook.com

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  315. Elena Favilli, Founder and CEO of the children’s media company Timbuktu Labs

    Francesca Cavallo, co-founder and creative director of Timbuktu Labs


  316. Its amazing to see all the comments. Why are female entrepreneurs hidden in plain sight? We are doing something about it with our project Visual Stories of Female Entrepreneurship by Invest for the Future. see more at http://www.investforthefuture.biz

  317. Annette Bau, CFP

    After 20 years as a top producer of an investment advisory firm she started and ran she founded and runs:

    MillionaireSeries.com (Strategies to create your dream business & life) http://MillionaireSeries.com.

    AdvisorMarketingPractices.com (Insight for advisors, consultants & small business owners wanting to take their business to the next level). http://AdvisorMarketingPractices.com.

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  319. Barbara Wooley
    Hambly and Wooley design

  320. Barbara Wooley
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  322. Jules Pieri

    Co-founder/CEO of The Grommet

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  323. Tina – Great idea. You might want to turn this into a Google doc or Hackpad. Here are just some net additions (based on using find on the current comment thread)

    Shivani Siroya at Inventure.org
    Rose Broome at Handup.us
    Elizabeth Iorns at ScienceExchange.com (USV portfolio)
    Amaryllis Fox at Mulu.me
    Jessica Richman at ubiome.com

  324. Also Danielle Morille at Mattermark.com

  325. Michelle You @ Songkick.com

  326. Kym Abrams
    Kym Abrams Design

  327. Lauren Kay, Emma Tessler and Katie Bambino of http://thedatingring.com/

  328. Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
    Lexi Beach, Astoria Bookshop
    Christina Eldridge & Dawn Taylor, http://www.RedDirtShop.com

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