Female Founder Feature – Akilah Releford, Mary Louise Cosmetics

Akilah Releford is the Founder of Mary Louise Cosmetics. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I started my company in my dorm room at Howard University. I’ve always been obsessed with skincare and beauty products and would often create formulations in my free time and share them via social media. […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Justine Barone, Gearo

Justine Barone is the Founder & CEO of Gearo. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Gearo is an outdoor gear marketplace that partners with retailers and connects them with adventure seekers looking for gear to rent and buy. I was inspired to start Gearo after several failed attempts to try […] [...]




Female Founder Feature -Linda Chen, Baby Monster Group

Linda Chen is the Founder of Baby Monster Group. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Several years ago, I took my daughter, who was almost four years old, to shop for her birthday present. At that age, she usually willingly accepted my suggestions. But, when I suggested getting some Lego […] [...]