Tag: Female Founders

How Suneera Madhani Found A Smarter Way To Process Payments

How Suneera Madhani Found A Smarter Way To Process Payments By Yola Robert Suneera Madhani’s fintech company, Stax, has processed over $23 billion in payments for 22,000 businesses. With a growth rate of more than 500% year over year, Stax has tripled its valuation leading the company into unicorn territory. But Madhani’s beginnings with Stax weren’t always this gleaming. The first-generation…

Being Nimble & Strategic Helped Her Overcome Business Obstacles

Being Nimble & Strategic Helped Her Overcome Business Obstacles By Geri Stengel In October 2017, Ginger Bowman purchased a commercial printing business. In the five years since, she has overcome three significant challenges by being flexible and pivoting. High customer concentration. An industry that was set in its ways. The pandemic. Some in the industry thought Bowman would fail. But,…

Jade Watson Has Built SickBird Into A Powerhouse Production Company

Jade Watson Has Built SickBird Into A Powerhouse Production Company By MeiMei Fox Digitally-native production company SickBird Productions partners with brands, studios and talent to launch original content. Their work includes three Facebook Watch Originals for The Shade Room — The Shade Brunch, Thick House and Love Locked — ten Snapchat Discover series, three of which are SickBird Originals, and branded content for TikTok including Noah…

Tracee Ellis Ross on Entrepreneurship & Supporting Black Businesses

Tracee Ellis Ross on Entrepreneurship & Supporting Black Businesses By Vanessa Etienne Tracee Ellis Ross has always dreamed of being an entrepreneur. And in 2019 with the launch of her haircare line Pattern Beauty — a curly girl-friendly collection of shampoos, conditioners, gels, creams, tools and more — the Black-ish star, 49, made that dream a reality. “I wanted to have a business and I…

Dagne Dover’s Female Cofounders Champion Sustainable Fashion

Dagne Dover’s Female Cofounders Champion Sustainable Fashion By MeiMei Fox As the fashion industry moves increasingly in the direction of sustainability, Dagne Dover has emerged to meet consumer demand. The eco-conscious brand creates bags, backpacks and wallets with a functional minimalist design built for today’s modern lifestyle, able to transition easily from work to play to travel. It was founded in 2013 by…

How Mane Addicts Changed The Game For Hairstylists And Founders

How Mane Addicts Changed The Game For Hairstylists And Founders By Karin Eldor Jen Atkin’s platform Mane Addicts gives new meaning to the power of community, collaboration, creativity, and content. (Not to mention the saying, “Content is queen.”) Atkin famously documented her rise to celebrity hairstylist (with clients ranging from the Kardashians and Jenners to Chrissy Teigen) followed by entrepreneurship…