Tag Archives: women in business

Meet Shawn Hull – Founder Happiest Days Designs

Sometimes inspiration for a successful venture comes from someone else’s work. That’s what happened when Shawn Hull was shopping with a friend and came across some custom-made dinnerware with simple drawings on it. “I loved the idea of hand drawings transferred onto porcelain,” said Shawn. She had always been artistic, working in the theater as… Read More »

Meet Brenda Bazan and Nancy Hayes – Moola-Hoop

What happens when two women who spent their entire careers focused on micro-finance and assisting start-ups, decide to start a venture that will help women fund new businesses? They create a business called ‘Moola-Hoop.’ Brenda Bazan and Nancy Hayes first met while working at IBM in the 1980s.  They each went on to different career… Read More »

Martha Stewart “American Made” Event a Big Hit

A  thin woman who introduced herself as Martha’s personal trainer was standing by the coffee station when I arrived at Martha Stewart’s American Made Talks & Workshops in New York City. “Happy or lean?” she asked, pointing to two gleaming coffee urns. “Hmm… Happy, I guess,” I replied. As I’m filling a cup, she explains… Read More »

Meet Amy, Debbie And Rhodie – Founders: Joyride Cycling Studio

Lamenting the lack of a local boutique cycling studio led three Connecticut women to open their own. Amy Hochhauser, a self-described “recovering” attorney had moved to Westport, CT when her second son was three.  During lunch one day with her friend, Debbie Katz, Amy said, “I wish we had a great spinning studio here.  Someone… Read More »

Meet Meredith Hubbard and Tracy Gohl – Founders of Easel Does It

While at a play date, each with two kids under six years-old, Meredith Hubbard and Tracy Gohl were discussing budget cuts in the creative curriculum at their schools. The women had similar backgrounds in event planning and teaching preschool and being involved in the arts and theater. They met during the economic crisis a few… Read More »

Finding Your Passion at Any Age!

“I’m not leaving Italy without a pair of boots that I love and I’m not leaving without cooking lessons.” These were high on Patty Newth’s must-do list when after retirement. She had embarked on a trip to Italy as an exchange student. Little did she know that what she would bring home and share with… Read More »

Business Spotlight: One Pinky

Weight Release & Body Image Expert Laura Fenamore supports women around the world to love who they see in the mirror. Having overcome her own battle with addiction, obesity, and eating disorders, Laura released 100 pounds 25 years ago.  She has chronicled this journey in her book, Weightless: The Be Good To Yourself Diet.  Through her guidance,… Read More »

Summer 2013 Sizzles with Hot Women Leaders

Official summer hasn’t hit the mid-way mark, yet the thermometer has exceeded expectations with heat waves all over the U.S. Meanwhile, women leaders have been sizzling… with their actions and voices burning all over the media. Here are three women leaders whose leadership qualities have caught fire recently. Marissa Mayer – After her appointment as CEO… Read More »

Meet Karen Schulz – Founder of Gramma Napoli’s Marinara Sauce

For years, Karen Schulz dreamed about starting a business around a cherished family recipe. But it took 12 years for that dream to come true. She left a job planning events for Mercedes-Benz to start her family, not knowing if or when she would ever launch her venture. “The hardest part was putting my dream… Read More »