6 Female-Founded Companies That Support Women
Women are strong — but together, they’re even stronger. Whether it’s celebrities publicly speaking out about women’s’ rights, female CEOs chipping away at the glass ceiling, or Congresswomen wearing suffragette white as a message of solidarity, women have each others backs.
Recent research has shown that while both men and women benefit professionally by having networks, women who also have a close circle of female contacts are more likely to get higher positions and more pay. The researchers believe that since women tend to face more obstacles than men in seeking executive positions, this inner circle is a place for women to share valuable information and experiences to help each other succeed.
As a place to inspire, share information, express creativity, and empower, Pinterest is a platform that has always embraced women. Here are six Pinners and female founders who have built their businesses with a common mission in mind: to empower other women in entrepreneurship, self-care, and self-acceptance.
Lesley Chen is a California native who writes about travel, health/fitness, and other lifestyle topics. She has a serious case of RBF and exercises mainly to balance out an aggressive candy addiction.