Women-owned small businesses to support this Women's History Month

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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From decadent bean-to-bar chocolate, to hoodies designed to protect natural hair, check out all of these amazing women-owned and operated small businesses!

Ojala Threads

Ramona Ferreyra created a baby clothes company where every item is inspired by her Hispanic Heritage. Ferreyra, a Dominican-American who split her childhood between Washington Heights and Santiago, Dominican Republic, wanted her clothing to reflect the ancient Taíno cultures of the Caribbean and named the company after the Spanish word for hope.

Besides their love of sunshine, these kids have two things in common.

Envious Lashes

Clementina Richardson grew up so poor in The Bahamas, she couldn't afford food or shoes. Today, she owns an empire including the number lash salon in New York.

Clementina Richardson grew up so poor in The Bahamas, she couldn't afford food or shoes. Today, she owns an empire including the number one lash salon in New York.

By Liv Handmade

Whether it's old tablecloths or discarded doilies, By Liv turns antique linens into chic outfits you can wear anywhere!

Whether it's old tablecloths or discarded doilies, By Liv turns antique linens into chic outfits you can wear anywhere!

Blk Girls Green House

This Black women-owned, open-air plant and specialty home goods shop is a community oasis and an absolute vibe.

"We are prioritizing our community, and we are prioritizing the celebration and reflection, the joy and the professionalism that is behind an array of Black women and Black makers and artists." Blk Girls Green House serves as a form of activism for its creators and a community oasis for Oakland.

Escazu Chocolates

Downtown Raleigh's Escazu Chocolates offers an extraordinary experience with its unique bean-to-bar concept, sourcing cacao exclusively from co-owner Danielle Centeno's native Venezuela.

PLANETFWD

San Francisco native is combining food and tech to help fight climate change one snack at a time.

A San Francisco native is combining food and tech to help fight climate change one snack at a time.

Kpelle Designs

Gwanyan is a first-generation Liberian-American with a mission: To create jewelry for women to feel inspired, empowered, and educated on the power of embellishing themselves in culture. Her shop, Kpelle Designs, sells beautiful jewelry, headwraps, and accessories that are the perfect accent to any outfit.

"We know there's a lot of Black Americans that don't know where they come from. That's what I want people who wear my jewelry to feel. Feel like this is familiar, like this feels like home."

Girls Auto Clinic

Patrice Banks is challenging traditional gender roles with a car-care center that caters to women -- complete with a salon to get your nails done while you wait.

Patrice Banks is challenging traditional gender roles with a car-care center that caters to women -- complete with a salon to get your nails done while you wait.

YAAASTEA

Taking inspiration from her roots in Fujian China, Kelly Zhou opened YAAAS Tea to provide the Long Island community with her authentic flavors and tasty bubble teas.

Taking inspiration from her roots in Fujian China, Kelly Zhou opened YAAAS Tea to provide the Long Island community with her authentic flavors and tasty bubble teas.

Pepito's Paletas

This woman-owned small business serves up the most authentic paletas in the Bay Area inspired by classic family recipes.

Pepito's Paletas serves up the most authentic paletas in the Bay Area inspired by classic family recipes.

Brooklyn Nail Company

This is a real-life "Sister Sister" story. These two women didn't know they were sisters until a few years ago, but that didn't stop them from going into business together. They opened the Brooklyn Nail Company, where they welcome anyone who needs a little TLC.

Long lost sisters go into business together after finding one another!

21 Seeds Tequila

These women took matters into their own hands to develop a delicious, smooth tasting, low-calorie tequila made for women by women.

This tequila is made for women, by women!

Nude Barre

Nude Barre creates access and representation by providing bodywear that actually matches your skin tone, and strives to make all humans feel seen and heard.

Nude Barre is a company that makes tights for women of all skin tones and sizes.

Haute Designs

Meet a young female Houston petroleum engineer who started a clothing company specifically for women engineers!

The first-ever line of flame-resistant safety coveralls just for women.

Mabel's Pralines

With roots in Louisiana, the SoCal-based Mabel's Pralines specializes in pecan praline and pudding treats showcasing her family recipes.

With roots in Louisiana, the SoCal based Mabel's Pralines specializes in pecan praline and pudding treats showcasing her family recipes.

Kin Apparel

Where traditional cotton hoodies can make natural hair dry and frizzy, KIN Apparel is a woman-owned sweatshirt brand that makes its sweatshirts lined with satin instead to protect and keep natural hair moisturized.

Where traditional cotton hoodies can make natural hair dry and frizzy, KIN Apparel is a woman-owned sweatshirt brand that makes its sweatshirts lined with satin instead.

JIGGY

As the Founder and CEO of JIGGY, a women-run company that turns paintings into jigsaw puzzles, Kaylin Marcotte gets to create puzzles that are new and exciting.

As the Founder and CEO of JIGGY, a women-run company that turns paintings into jigsaw puzzles, Kaylin Marcotte gets to create puzzles that are new and exciting.

SHE-Boutique

Visitors to San Francisco's trans-woman-led SHE-Boutique stop by the trendy spot for the free fashion finds and stay for the supportive, friendly environment.

Go for the free fashion finds and stay for the newfound friendships at trans-led SHE-Boutique.

Schweet Cheesecake

This woman-owned bakery brings together family, baked goods, and community when sharing a taste of their delicious homemade cheesecake.

Schweet Cheesecake ties together family, baked goods, and community when sharing a taste of their delicious Original Homemade Chicago cheesecake.

Long Island Yarn and Farm

This women-owned yarn farm specializes in shearing, raising, and providing care for adorable llamas!

Check out how one woman's love for llamas turned into a professional career of shearing animals across the country. In addition to running her own fiber farm creating yarns from her own animals.

Semicolon Bookstore

Chicago's only Black-Woman-owned bookstore, Semicolon, is not only serving up good reads and good vibes but also promoting literacy and learning in its community.

Chicago Black woman-owned bookstore Semicolon is not only serving up good reads and good vibes, but also promoting literacy and learning in its community.

Ni'Abri Beauty

This makeup brand is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. It was started by 18-year-old Nia Phillip's after her 16th birthday when, instead of asking for gifts, she asked her mom if she could start her own small business. After launching Ni'Abri Beauty with a little help from mom, Nia was featured on the Tamron Hall show and received a $25,000 donation to continue the pursuit of her entrepreneurial dreams.

This teen CEO received a $25,000 donation on the Tamron Hall Show to build her vegan makeup brand!

Sienna Sauce

After being featured on an episode of Shark Tank, 15-year-old Tyla-Simone Crayton's sauce company, Sienna Sauce, went viral! From sweet and tangy barbecue sauces to lemon pepper marinades, there's a Sienna Sauce for every occasion.

She's known as the 'Sauce Boss' and her company, Sienna Sauce is taking the world by storm!

Black NAPS

This entrepreneur started Black NAPS as a way for black women to care for their natural, textured hair.

This entrepreneur started Black NAPS as a way for black women to care for their natural, textured hair. Sponsored by Hiscox Insurance.

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