Female Founder Feature – Candice Smith, Caregiven

Candice Smith is the CEO and Founder of Caregiven. Caregiven was born out of a simple, hard-learned truth: there is nothing in life that prepares us for the diagnosis of a loved one. Candice’s experience in her father’s passing gave her the strength to create a caregiving app targeted at empowering and guiding family caregivers […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Shellie Willis

Shellie Willis, winner of The Sponsor award at our 2019 Champion Awards, is the founder of Redefining You Foundation. She’s most passionate about serving and supporting women in transition from military service, addressing the unique challenges they face and providing both a safe space and resources for a clearer path forward. Tell us about your […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Kristy McCann Flynn

Kristy McCann Flynn is the CEO & Founder of GoCoach, a company providing personalized learning at scale for anyone to own their career. We are a diverse, inclusive, safe and supportive environment for people to learn and upskill. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? GoCoach provides personalized continuous learning to […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Dani Cone

Dani Cone is the Founder & CEO of Cone & Steiner and Fuel Coffee. Recently featured in Geekwire and Underwire, she loves her work – she’s scrappy and creative, and uses both of those traits to move her business forward into new and innovative areas (like online ordering and delivery!), but believes that nothing can […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Debbie Hendrickx

Debbie Hendrickx is the Owner and gelato maker of Swell, gelato for dogs; she finds inspiration in simple, delicious ingredients as well as the lessons she learns from her furry customers. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? When my 18 year retail career came to an end in 2016, I […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Nicole Schmidt

Nicole Schmidt is the founder of krowdsourced, a company focused on transforming the commercial construction industry through increasing access to information and simplifying collaboration. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? Our company is changing the way that the commercial construction industry operates. From discovery through fulfillment, we want to be […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Catherine Crandall

Catherine Crandall is the founder of Amlia. Like so many of our members, she founded her company to solve a real problem she was facing in her everyday life. She was finding it difficult to organize and track her daily supplements; when she discovered that she wasn’t alone, she was inspired to fill that gap! […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Inger McDowell-Hartye

Inger McDowell-Hartye is the founder and creator of With Love, From PDX and With Love, From Reno, two companies built on creating local gift collections and meaningful relationships. Inger launched With Love, from PDX in 2015 and was able to combine her passion for community and locally-made goods into a successful company, despite the many […] [...]




Female Founder Feature: Heidi Metz – IMANI

Heidi Metz is the founder and CEO of IMANI, a platform enabling banking for the unbanked through a safe, inexpensive, cloud based mobile payment system. She has an MBA in International Marketing and Finance, and has 13 years of experience in global senior leadership roles. Connect with Heidi on LinkedIn. Tell us about your company. […] [...]




Female Founder Feature: Gabriela Alban Hidalgo – Capuli Club

Gabriela Alban Hidalgo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Capuli Club Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? My first passion, architecture, helped me cultivate a longing to make people happy with my work. In learning more about entrepreneurship I became convinced that business can be so much more than an […] [...]