Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2022
Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs To Look Out For In 2022
There’s something about female entrepreneurs that just feels different than men, isn’t there? Female entrepreneurs are increasingly making headlines with their successes and inspiring us with their determination and passion. Whether you’re currently an entrepreneur yourself or want to become one someday, learning from women in the field will be of tremendous value to you. Here are 30 amazing women entrepreneurs who are inspiring us with their drive and passion
Lisa A. Romano
Lisa A Romano is the founder and creator of The 12 Week Breakthrough Coaching Program which has been designed to help men and women impacted by adverse childhood conditions reclaim their lost selves. Lisa was raised by unrecovered adult children of alcoholics who were locked inside a toxic codependent narcissistic relationship. As a child, she grew to believe she was not good enough and as a result, developed an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, and codependency.
When Lisa finally figured out how she had lost herself to needing to please those she loved at the expense of herself, she vowed to teach others the lessons she learned on her path towards emotional freedom and better mental health. Since launching in 2016, Lisa's programs have helped thousands of wounded adults reclaim their minds, bodies, and souls from the ghosts of the past. Romano was voted the #1 Most Influential Person of 2020 by Digital Journal.
Sierra Riddle, the founder of www.cbdforall.org, has earned the title of "OGCannaMom" & Cannabis Pioneer. Fighting to Cure & heal her 2yr old son, Cancer & Cannabis Warrior Landon Riddle, while also running a nonprofit that helps a nation of people fighting Cancer with Cannabis Oils. This serial entrepreneur has created multiple brands in the Cannabis space but is most recently known for her role as the "Mushroom Maven" in the emerging new market of Psychedelics. Nationwide News coverage of the controversial fight she had with CPS over her son's cancer treatment & insistence on using Cannabis oils instead of chemotherapy shook the World!
She's a female Robinhood, an expert in multiple areas of plant-based medicine treatments, creates custom cancer protocols, is a branding & formulation specialist, & has significant knowledge in cannabinoid medicine & science. She started Landon's Health Hut to bring attention to her son's successful battle against leukemia, which caught the World's attention & created a ripple effect seen & felt worldwide.
Desiree Karnis Reavis
As the Founder and CEO of The Desired Group, she leads a firm that consistently delivers results for clients and consumers alike. Whether it's in her work with PR, or marketing and branding, Desiree stands out.
Not to be overshadowed, when it comes to event production, Desiree uses her 20-plus years of experience to curate awe-inspiring concerts, corporate experiences, and now; festivals. Her company will be producing 3 new festivals in 2022, along with the return of the National Poetry Festival in Riviera Beach , FL in 2023. The Desired Group's strategic partnership with Manson Frazier Media Group, has led to a VP of Business Development role, with the tv and film content producer.
However she adds more hours to the day, it serves her well as she embodies Women Empowerment as the National Sales Director at Proline Industrial, a nationally certified women-owned chemical company. It's this entrepreneurial spirit combined with a successful corporate track record that led Entrepreneur Mindset to name Desiree "The Challenger" in an issue featuring billionaire Mark Cuban on the cover.
Niki D Beauty Studio
Niki D is the owner of Niki D Beauty Studio located in Southern California. She is an award-winning artist, and certified master trainer. She specializes in and teaches the latest techniques in Plasma Fibroblast, Lip Blush (Lip PMU), Mesotherapy, Semi-Permanent Foundation, and Derma Lip Blush.
Niki D firmly believes as a trainer, every single interaction with a student is the possibility to create inspiration in someone’s life which goes far beyond that moment in time. Niki D aspires to inspire, support, mentor, and share her knowledge with women yearning for a better future. Her personal focus is to assist marginalized women, women of color, and women with social economic challenges create a better life for their families. Niki D’s motto is “Let’s create your future together.” Niki D was recently featured in Markets Herald Magazine as "California's Leading Plasma Fibroblast Trainer."
Alvania A. Lopez
Alvania always had a love (and talent) for arts and crafts, creating greeting cards and candy jewelry throughout childhood. She delighted in the joys of gift-giving and still does! Celebrating diversity and building solid relationships is her mantra. Alvania's mission is to make the art of gifting convenient, exclusive, and almost effortless. Her family moved from the Dominican Republic to the United States when she was just five, searching for the American dream! She graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology, which has been a definite advantage in the business of gifting. Upon graduation, I secured a corporate job in financial services, where I learned all things customer service.
Later, in her professional career, she worked in marketing and sales for brands such as Moet, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, and Hennessy, and that's when she learned most about product quality. Combining her corporate experience and self grit, she bootstrapped her way through entrepreneurship when she launched PEACHBOX CO. Alvania devoured audiobooks and podcasts, studied photography, graphic design, social media marketing, and dove right in. Along the way, Alvania has learned that human connection and relationships are the bedrock of all organizations; building PEACHBOX CO. around this single principle has been quite the journey!
Skye Rose creative director & founder of House of hair extensions, a passionate hairdresser who has been in the hair industry for 18 years, a self-taught hair extensionist and creator of the micro bonds opened her salon in March 2020 during the global pandemic. House of hair extensions has quickly become one of Sydney's most recommended hair extension salon, through Skye's extensive knowledge in 2021 she began to offer education classes for students face to face & launched Australia's first micro bonds hair extensions online education. Since opening Skye has launched her very own hair extension brand & haircare line.
Breanne “Bree” Millette is the founder and designer of BISOULOVELY - a jewelry brand inspired by all things magical. In under two years of business her work has been seen in major fashion publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, and more, as well as runways such as New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and more. Growing her business during a global pandemic proved to be quite intimidating but the business has scaled to be a multimillion dollar brand in just a couple years.
Lindsay Briner is a world-renowned executive coach, advisor, and neuro-psychologist. She is most widely known for her expertise and academic accomplishments in the fields of wellness technology, transpersonal psychology and the neuroscience of high human performance. Through her PhD training, she has been featured in international academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals, with a focus on neuroscience and psychology of stabilized flow.
For the last decade of scientific research, Lindsay has developed a precise combination of meditation, positive psychology and transpersonal psychology to reliably stabilize people into persistent flow states normally only achieved over decades of meditation or temporarily through peak experiences, which she is coining Flow Mindset.
Through this unique approach to leadership development, for over 10 years now, she has helped executive clients and leadership teams rewire the limbic system, resolve limiting beliefs, and bring them to new levels of performance to create exponential growth in their companies, industries and lives. In addition to coaching and teaching her Flow Mindset method, Lindsay actively works on humanitarian initiatives on the ethical development and market use of NeuroTechnology at the intersections of AI, human wellbeing, and the future of societal growth through technology.
Jessica Miller is the CEO and co-founder of Squid Socks; unique and specialized socks for babies and toddlers that solve an age-old pain point; socks that won’t stay on. Patent-pending silicone dots inside the cuff gently hold socks on and in place. On her honeymoon in 2014, she visited a relative who’s six-month-old baby kept kicking off his socks. His father remarked, “If someone could develop a baby sock that would stay on, it would be a million-dollar idea.”
That evening, she got to work on a design and prototype. Her hard work eventually brought her to Shark Tank, Season 11, alongside husband, Gabe, and their two children. Since then, her business has continually grown and expanded to adult socks (that won’t roll under your heel!) and numerous other products underway. She is grateful to her many loyal customers, realizing they are the reason her business remains a success.
Dr. Christine Manukyan
Dr. Christine Manukyan is the Founder and CEO of the STORRIE Institute™, the world-leading functional medicine clinical, business, and consulting program. Combining her extensive executive and clinical knowledge, she leads clinicians towards launching and scaling a profitable 6- and 7-figure functional medicine practice. The STORRIE Institute™ offers 2 certification programs, a clinical-based program to become a Certified Functional Medicine Specialist™ and a business-based program to become a Certified Functional Medicine Business Consultant™.
In addition to leading the functional medicine business education space, she is also the host of The STORRIE™ Podcast, a top-rated podcast, the author of 3 bestselling books, and a featured expert in major publications including Forbes, Disruptors, Authority Magazine, Brainz Magazine, and Yahoo! Dr. Manukyan is on a mission to transform 1,000,000 lives through functional medicine. This movement has served hundreds of practitioners in discovering an exit strategy from corporate fatigue too, instead, building a freedom-based life and legacy.
Dr. Amy Holda Gueye-Weinstein
Visionary Women’s Health was designed to steer away from the high anxiety, factory-like clinic settings and create a Zen-like, body honoring, comfortable setting where women can feel heard and cared for. By concentrating on gynecology without obstetrics, non-pregnant women can finally see a doctor with expertise and focus on all the different transitions and problems women can be afflicted with. Dr. Gueye also has advanced training in functional medicine and Aesthetics, allowing her to make her patients look and feel good while staying open to alternative medicine pathways.
In a matter of only a year, the clinic exploded to over 2000 patients and will be transitioning to a membership model that will allow patients to freely access providers, request after-hour urgent visits to decrease unnecessary Emergency room trips, and receive health coaching and nutrition guidance. Future plans include opening several additional centers with this same vision across the United States. Welcome to the new way of delivering exceptional health care to women!
Jenny Saffati is the owner of JBS real estate construction & concierge. She has been in real estate for the past ten years. She started off as an agent and became a broker and now runs her own real estate company. She always knew from a very young age that she wanted to be in real estate, growing up always being around her father talking about properties, buildings, and air rights she was intrigued and always felt a great interest to learn the market. In her company, she helps customers have an experience of customer service from beginning to end. Jenny and her team at JBS help customers buy, sell, rent, lease, construct, design, manage, and more. They provide an unparalleled experience tailored as a white glove approach to the world of real estate that has not yet been done before.
Marsha Bernard is a Clinical Psychotherapist and proud member of the American Psychological Association & American Counseling Association, thriving with an aim to transform lives. Her coaching vision is geared towards bringing healing to people, strengthening their mindset and building a strong foundation for successful living. Known for her passion and candor, Marsha built Cornerstone Alliance Network (CAN) in 2016 and has helped countless individuals uncover the transformational experiences in their life.
Her practice particularly strives to combat stigmatism toward urban communities and elucidate about the person-centric approaches which provide direct access to practical coping and life skills. As a successful therapist, she believes that every individual deserves to live a fulfilled life. While she enjoys providing affordable housing to low-income applicants, she owes all the success to her friends, family and God. CAN is soon launching a therapy manual that aims to guide individuals with its motivational and self-improvement strategies.
Meagan is the Founder and Head Coach of Wolf Den Fitness Studio where she specializes in Fat Loss and Overall Health Transformations for women. After years of battling with her own food addiction and restriction disorders she quickly realized there was a huge gap in the fitness industry for helping women like herself not just lose the weight, but learn to let it go for good. She used the global pandemic as an opportunity to step back and really research how new habits are formed how to work WITH our body instead of fighting against it to achieve our weight loss goals.
This is how she created The Last Diet You’ll Ever Need. A one year transformation program that walks you through her 4 major phases of change. First is Foundation & Education, second is The Advanced Method, the third one is The Reverse Diet, and the final fourth one is Eating Intuitively. Meagan feels that if you can dedicate yourself to the process for 1 year, you should never have to diet again.
Amy is the founder of Love Louie, an award-winning subscription box company for pets. After exploring the market for her own pet Louie, a miniature Dachshund. Amy created a high-quality box for dogs, cats and small animals using only quality toys, treats and useful accessories that Louie happily tests for approval. With every box being tailored to the needs, likes and dislikes of the pet nothing is wasted as well as money saved.
For every box sold a 10% donation is made to an animal charity of the buyer's choice, with over £20,000 raised since the company started in 2018. Amy has now significantly grown the business and works directly with Pet Insurance companies such as Agria Pet Insurance and Everypaw. Dog Friendly Holiday companies and directly with animal charities such as Wood Green The Animals Charity. Amy certainly is a hardworking individual. The sky's the limit for this one, as we Love Louie!
Mel H Lopez
For over 22 years, Mel fought an internal battle between her aspirations and her self sabotaging behaviours. She suffered from various addictions like binge eating, battled with her weight, and was a workaholic. She was often burnt out and depressed. When “traditional” coaching or therapy failed her, Mel made it her mission to understand the REAL “Truth” of the human experience and finally found peace, and became a self sabotage expert.
Trained in some of the best global award winning cognitive modalities, Mel created a rare combination of transformative therapy and coaching to find the REAL cause(s) of her client’s problems which consistently produced phenomenal rapid results. The principles based methods behind her work makes recovery simple, but yet effective while healing, and updating the unconscious beliefs to unlock the true power of the human potential. Mel says her program is for those who really want to be impacted.
Celia V. Maestri
Celia V. Maestri is the co-founder of Casa Maestri, Mexico’s most awarded tequila distillery. She was born in Mexico City, but lived most of her younger years in Veracruz. The quality and hard work of her parents inspired her to create a distillery of her own along with her husband. Both of them are committed to producing the best tequilas in Mexico, leaving a legacy of hard work, honesty and a great example for future generations to come. The result of this effort goes around the world; Casa Maestri has more than 150 brands from over 30 countries.
Celia is one of the few female leaders and owners in the wine and spirits industry, and is a passionate consultant to women-made brands. Celia herself developed the first line of the finest cristalino tequilas in the world: TUYO Tequila. She designed this brand inspired by the strength and resilience of women, like that of the goddess of tequila: Mayahuel.
Jailene Gaviria is a proud Latina entrepreneur with a vision to make traveling the world fun, safe, easy, and unforgettable! Cheetah Chicas Travel was born from the aspiration to empower women to travel solo or with a group that will turn into lifelong friends. With her extensive knowledge in hospitality, Jailene created a company of trusted tour guides and curated destinations to ensure her travelers feel cared for so they can fully immerse themselves in the country’s culture.
The idea came to her after studying abroad, when she planned activities for her group during free time. After pitching a proposal and receiving positive feedback from her professor and peers in an advertising class, Gaviria began creating itineraries for friends and decided to turn it into a business model. After traveling to ten countries and twenty-four cities, the pandemic came and halted the travel industry.
She diverted her attention back to her professional dancing career since the days of travel had ended. It was challenging to attract customers to her dance studio, but she was able to brainstorm and implement similar ideas in her travel company to increase traffic. Cheetah Chicas Travel was able to recruit brand ambassadors and establish partnerships in six different countries. They prioritized areas that are in dire need of tourists which positively impacted local tour guides and many clients.
Owner and entrepreneur by heart, Luvenia Hankins navigated her childhood dream of opening a cafe to reality. CLTRE Vgn Jnt, breakfast and lunch café is a hip space with a coffee shop vibe, comfortable seating and adorned with her love for aesthetic paintings and plants. For Luvenia, culture is the oxygen of business growth and that's what she wanted with CLTRE. She was recently found in an interview where she emphasized how prioritizing culture elevated her vegan joint to new heights. The place has further enabled musicians to bag their ripest breakthroughs, poets to ceaselessly express and artists to redefine the creative energy within. A dynamic, young and thriving face in the food industry, Luvenia has poured nothing but boundless passion and creativity into CLTRE, which often gets reflected in the extravagance of the place. Today, we can confidently say that her efforts have not gone to waste and CLTRE stands as a living proof of it.
Leigh Anne Gardiner
Leigh Anne Gardiner is the Founder & CEO of 'Drop The Mask, LLC,' as well as, FTT, LLC. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and is often thinking outside the box to discover or create solutions. Creativity knows no limits in her approach to life and her clients. 'Drop The Mask, LLC.' is the most recent business she's launched and although the timing of the business name might sound like a familiar theme these days, the company has everything to do with showing up in life fully, wholeheartedly and intentionally with pure authenticity. 'To B Free N Authenticity' is a theme that supports the vision and message she believes we as human beings crave, but are stuck in fear and other negative emotions which leave us in a sense of 'paralysis' in which we then play small in life.
She combines her extensive experience in the medical field as an Occupational Therapist, her background in 'all things Neurology-related' and her limitless desire to make a global impact with women who desire more out of life, but are held back by shame and guilt from the choices in their past. Her approach is backed by science and first-hand witnessed personal transformations that result in cultivating the highest version of oneself - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
“HAPPINESS is the key to clarity that opens the door to confidence, so you can walk into Your Wealth Room™”. That is the mantra of Gwen Davis-Yancey, J.D., founder & principal of Mindshift Wealth Strategy Centers, LLC. During the height of a global pandemic, Gwen realized that thousands of people learned to shift unhappy negative mindsets to become millionaires. So out of this global adversity, Gwen created the Mindshift Wealth-Life Balance™ template to help clients shift unhappy negative limiting beliefs so you can develop your dream goal and build wealth in all 5 areas of your life.
Even though Gwen was voted Michigan Top Lawyer in Family Law and Top Estate Planning Attorney, she made a pivot and became focused on giving her clients the tools to tap into their “happy wealthy” decision mindsets to create their Mindshift Wealth-Life Balance™ template. So, she combined her legal expertise and her training as a Happiness Coach, Confidence Coach, Emotional Intelligence Coach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coach and Master Mindset Life Coach and launched her Happy Wealthy Mindshift™ Signature Coaching program with expectations to empower thousands to shift false limiting beliefs and build multi-dimensional wealth on a global scale.
Elle is passionate about bringing affordable beauty to everyone with results of a salon treatment. “Being a single mum to two boys I realised very quickly I don’t have time to go to a salon, nor the finance for weekly treatments. I knew this was a problem for many women and I wanted to change this. Because why shouldn’t we all deserve to look and feel our best."
She has been involved with many projects empowering women to find their passion and turn this into their main source of income believing we all need to what we love. Since its creation in 2019, Dermeren has now expanded its product range to include skincare and is selling Internationally to over 30 countries worldwide.
Raina Koterba is an occupational therapist who believes in treating the whole child. She founded FTC Kids Empowerment Center to integrate complementary alternative medicine into pediatric therapy, and it grew into one of the largest private sensory clinics in the greater New York area. In addition to FTC Kids, Raina is the co-founder of WeeWoo, a multimedia company dedicated to helping children develop emotional awareness, self-confidence, kindness, and compassion in fun and imaginative ways.
She offers a relevant and important portfolio of services in the wake of the pandemic, which left many parents and children feeling anxious, uncertain and disconnected. As a philanthropist, Raina is dedicated to building a world-wide network of providers and professionals dedicated to giving back to under-resourced communities, while sharing their gifts with the world. Her newest endeavor is an orphanage and special needs school in Malawi.
After 13 years in the animation industry, Jacqueline switched gears and bought a café in Fullerton and decided to be her own boss. She named the café after her amazing kids, Lily and Leo’s Boutique Café. According to Jacqueline, Creating this business, being her own boss, and having the means to provide a positive service to others is probably the biggest achievement that she had done that would have a great impact on her children. She says, “ My son, Leo, has a super rare chromosome disorder called Tetrasomy 18p, so his life will be more challenging and this café will allow me to continue to take care of him after I am gone.”
She hopes to bring more awareness to Chromosome 18 disorders and give back to the community! She also wants to show her children that you can do anything is possible as long as you work hard and don't give up.
Sulhin Nakarit Aguirre
Sulhin Nakarit Aguirre Lobo, is a businesswoman with her own business of accessories, jewelry, etc. She is Venezuelan by birth, and a Criminal Lawyer by profession, who at 43 years of age, due to the political and economic circumstances of her country, decided to settle in the United States with the aim of being not only a benchmark at a professional level, but also a designer of her own path with the necessary attitude to influence the Anglo-Saxon market and the world. Her promotion at all levels of fashion, aims to become a benchmark that is committed to the innovation of her proposal; “Sulhin Aguirre Brand,” which was born in the United States, in the beautiful and charming Naples, Florida, where women and men who are at the forefront of fashion, and lovers of details that make a difference, are satisfied with our products according to their needs, which has made our brand grow by leaps and bounds in the national and international market.
Emi Kubota is the founder & president of KidCycle Club: using the bicycle as a vehicle to power confidence and connection in kids aged 12 months old to 12 years old. Currently based in the mountain biking capital of the East Coast of the United States, Asheville, North Carolina, KidCycle Club has plans to expand throughout the Southeast and beyond.
Longtime snow and dirt sports lover, Kubota found that while there is major infrastructure in place to teach kids snow sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, there is very little infrastructure to teach kids dirt sports, such as mountain biking. Watching her daughter, Naomi, gain confidence and a greater sense of connection to herself, loved ones and nature through skiing and biking inspired Kubota to launch KidCycle Club.
Pariksha Rao is an accomplished clinical nutritionist, certified in behavior science and an expert in digital wellness and patient engagement programs with 18+years of experience spanning pharmaceuticals, medical, technology and research sectors.
As a successful clinical nutritionist, she has supported 200,000+ individuals to achieve their health and nutrition goals. During and post-Covid times the demand for nutrition support has increased 100-fold and India is short of approx. 236,000 dieticians. With her research background and firm belief in nutrition science, she is now working on big data to bring Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) driven nutrition recommendations for all health and lifestyle issues, demystifying or uncomplicating nutrition for all and making individualized meal plans and access to experts in a very affordable manner.
Nutrition science and evidence-based recommendations at the core of her philosophy while building precision supplementation and nutrition programs for customized solutions. Keeping consumer centricity as a heart of her company she aims to bring transparency in nutraceuticals product ingredients and help people understand the difference between various types of supplements and their benefits and effects.
Kelly is the Founder and Owner of Caldwell Real Estate Group.and Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Elevated Wealth Creations Inc. She began investing in real estate in 2012 and in 2017 branched into offering full service co-venture options . Since then, she has also incorporated a full service contracting team and property management service. Becoming a licensed Realtor® in Ontario added another tool to her toolbox enabling her the ability to represent investors in their transactions.
Kelly’s passion to create and provide clean, safe and appropriate rental housing solutions is driven from her own experience of near-homelessness. She continues to strive to empower her clients by way of education and ethical agent representation; understanding their goals and objectives, and, most importantly, helping them build that pathway to success. She has recently partnered with an Editor and is in the process of writing her first book in an effort to share, connect, empower and inspire.
Mentwab Easwaran (Mentu)
Mentwab Easwaran (Mentu) is the founder and creator of Coobaya, an online goods and apparel shop. One day, while looking at the generic, dull coffee cups in her cupboard, inspiration struck, and Mentu decided to create a collection of her own mugs. Her goal was to design something that evoked joy and happiness as well as peace and calm. She wanted the blissful feeling of Zen while drinking her morning joe.
True to her narrative style, Mentu wanted the mugs to tell a story, so as she finished them she wrote down the meaning behind each design. When friends saw the sample mugs, they loved them so much that they purchased every one. Word spread and soon Mentu was receiving dozens of orders, which prompted her to officially launch Coobaya. She named the shop in her native language, Amharic — it means “cup” or “mug.”
Since launching Coobaya, Mentu has expanded her designs into apparel and commissions for both private collections and corporate spaces. She has also been featured at festivals and shows in the DC-area and been invited to speak about her art. In 2021, Coobaya won the Award for Excellence in Visual Arts at the 36th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, in recognition of the significant contributions the shop has made to Visual Arts in the District of Columbia.
For many years Victoria struggled with anxiety and depression. During her mental health journey, she looked for a creative way to heal herself. It was after a candle-making class that she began crafting candles with crystals that helped her feel better. Victoria started gifting her new creations to friends and co-workers, who soon asked her where they could buy more of them. As a social media specialist, she saw an opportunity to build a healing brand alongside her mother. Thus, Lady Dragonfly was born, selling crystal candles at events and through the online store.
Today Victoria is a LinkedIn Creator and thought leader that has built a network of female entrepreneurs focused on healing and mindfulness, spreading her company motto "Together We Heal" one candle at a time.
With so many roadblocks facing female entrepreneurs, it’s impressive that there are any women out there who have launched and successfully run businesses of their own, inspiring us with their determination and passion along the way. This article takes a look at some of the most impressive female entrepreneurs of our time and reveals how they overcame obstacles to get to where they are today. You’ll find their stories inspiring, and by the end you should have plenty of new ideas about how to make your own business dreams come true!