By: Jackie Drake
CAMPO Alpaca loves supporting women entrepreneurship and emphasizing the importance of empowering women. Below are four inspiring women entrepreneurs you should know that have made a great impact in the business world.
Lisa Skeete Tatum
Lisa Skeete Tatum is the Founder and CEO of Landit, which is a platform that helps increase the success of women in the workplace. She provides each woman with a personalized plan that contains resources for them to successfully navigate their career path. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Cornell University and her MBA from Harvard. She was named one of the Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs of 2016 by Inc. Magazine and was named one of the Top 10 Innovations That Made Women's Lives Better in 2016 by Fast Company. You can find her website here.
Mariya Nurislomova is the Founder and CEO of Scentbird, which is a startup company that lets its users try a sample of designer fragrances each month for $14.95 before buying them. Based on user’s quiz answers, Scentbird makes perfume recommendations and lets the customer select their favorite options each month. Mariya grew up in Berezniki, Russia and eventually left her home to immigrate to New York City where she founded this company in early 2013. She has a background in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Marketing. Her website is located here.
Ashley Merrill is the Founder and CEO of Lunya, a modern and comfortable sleepwear brand made of fabrics like silks, pima cotton, and alpaca. Ashley came up with the idea while she was in business school at UCLA and pregnant. She wanted to change the perception about women in business who have families. Lunya’s mission is to make women’s lives better through product, experience, and example. Ashley also makes it her personal mission to help create opportunities for women and girls by investing in female entrepreneurs and being a board member for Girls Inc. You can find her products here.
Emily Weiss is the Founder and CEO of Glossier, which is a cosmetics company. She was born on March 22nd, 1985, and raised in Wilton, Connecticut. Throughout her high school education, she interned at Ralph Lauren and went on to intern at Teen Vouge in college. She graduated from New York University in 2007 with a studio art degree. In 2014, she raised $2 million to launch Glossier.com that featured 4 skincare items. Glossier expanded its product line and now includes beauty products such as masks, shower gels, body lotions, and lip balms. Now her startup company is valued at $1.2 billion. You can check out her products here.
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