Female Founder Feature – Melissa Acton-Buzard, Chameleon Technologies

Melissa Acton-Buzard is the Founder & CEO of Chameleon Technologies.   Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I worked in the staffing industry ever since I graduated from the University of Washington in 1995. Hired as the vendor coordinator for a large contract the company landed with Microsoft, I quickly […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Kristina Tsipouras Miller, Moroccan Magic Clean Beauty

Kristina Tsipouras Miller is the Founder & CEO of Moroccan Magic Clean Beauty. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Moroccan Magic is a USDA Organic Argan + Essential Oil lip balm and clean beauty skincare brand. I was inspired to create a better everyday balm for the drugstore and grocery […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Linda S. Barnes, X-CellSystem, Inc.

Linda S. Barnes is the Founder & CEO of X-CellSystem, Inc. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I am inspired by the promising market of innovative cell-based therapies. This emerging class of drugs uses living human cells to treat diseases, such as cancer, Sickle Cell, hemophilia, and thalassemia. There are […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Kirti Mehrotra, Quickslick

Kirti Mehrotra is the Founder & CEO of Quickslick, a San Jose based company that connects customers and beauty service providers through an app-based marketplace. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Being a busy professional and a mom, it was hard for me to pre-book beauty service appointments. I always […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Pandwe Gibson, EcoTech Visions

Pandwe Gibson is the Founder of EcoTech, a smart manufacturing lab for smart cities with an on-demand marketplace. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? EcoTech Visions, established in 2015, is a smart manufacturing lab for smart cities with an on-demand marketplace.​  We have built this model through organic growth​ to […] [...]




Founder Feature – Zameer Kassam, CEO, Founder, & Chief Designer — Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry

Zameer Kassam is the Founder, CEO and Chief Designer of Zameer Kassam Fine Jewelry, a business built on telling love stories through design. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I felt that people deserve something more meaningful and personal than generic, off-the-shelf rings. Luxury brands like Tiffany and Cartier sell […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Naomi Gonzalez, Co-Founder & COO TomboyX

Naomi Gonzalez is the COO & Co-Founder of TomboyX, a company that has inclusion and acceptance in its DNA – whose garments are for everybody, and for every *body*. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? We started the company out of frustration with the options available to women, particularly around […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Brianna Rader, CEO/Co-Founder, Juicebox

Brianna Rader is the CEO & Co-Founder of Juicebox, a sexual wellness company with the vision of empowering the world to share their intimate desires. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Juicebox is a sexual wellness company with the vision of empowering the world to share their intimate desires. We do […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Lora Haddock, Lora DiCarlo

Lora Haddock is the CEO &  Founder of Lora DiCarlo, a company with the incredible mission of developing products that encourage women and people with vaginas to explore themselves, their anatomy, and support the joyful celebration of their sexuality. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Everything we do at Lora […] [...]