LaunchHER Top 40 :: Profiles of Women Entrepreneurs 2011

In honor of International Women’s Day today, we’re sharing our list of Top 40 :: Profiles of Women Entrepreneurs 2011 again.  Read and be inspired!


Over the past 12 months, our tongue-in-cheek 40 Under 40 list of women-owned brands has become our most-read post. While the idea behind that list was to fulfill Kara’s personal goal of being named to a 40 Under 40 list while she was still, in fact, under 40, profiling amazing women entrepreneurs was thrilling.

So without further ado, we present the…

LaunchHER Top 40 :: Profiles of Women Entrepreneurs 2011*

In no particular order, but in keeping with tradition…in reverse alphabetical order, of course. {wink, wink}

Molly Vernon {store owner/author}





Jennifer Untermeyer {travel expert/entrepreneur}





Amber Toste {boutique owner/fashion lover}





women in business becky sturm 3 way beauty Becky Sturm {beauty business expert/inventor}





Kim Stoegbauer {party stylist/editor/HGTV blogger}





Leigh Standley {artist}





Jessie Senese {party supplies}





Anna Ryan & Selena Srabian {nurses/inventors}






Mally Roncal {makeup artist/inventor}






Cassandra Rippberger {graphic designer}






Angela Parks {designer/blogger},





Jo Packham {publisher/entrepreneur},



Heather Mellstrom & Stephanie Monge {designers}





Nikki McGonigal {author/crafter}





Holly Mathis {interior designer}





Jami Lindberg {entrepreneur/social media maven}





Natalie Jost {designer/curator},





Cathe Holden {graphic designer/writer}





Valeria Guerrero {graphic designer/entrepreneur/founder}





Sally Gemignani {party supplies}





Jenny Ford {shoe designer/sugar lover},





Lara Field {pediatric dietician/gluten-free guru}





Tauni Everett {founder}





Wendy Estes & Tiffany Harris {entrepreneurs/style mavens},





Erin Edwards {jewelry designer}





Rae Dunn {ceramic artist}





Elizabeth Dehn {beauty writer & skincare creator}





Anne M. Cramer {clothing designer}





Bridget Connell {handbag designer}





Jenni Clark {children’s clothing designer}





Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood {DIY mavens}





Grace Bonney {blogger/author}





Jennifer Berson {publicist}





Holly Becker {author/founder of decor8}





Maureen Anders & Adria Ruff {graphic designers & party stylists}



*******************************launchher photo courtesy Megan Norman Photography

We are continually inspired by the women we meet, and are enjoying every minute of our own journey as women entrepreneurs. Cheers!

~Kara Jensen Zitnick & Tracy Corcoran, LaunchHER

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