Last week, Inc. released its 2019 Female Founders 100 list, the second annual publishing of the report. The women on this year’s list are founders of their companies and are changing multiple industries, from fashion to science to fitness. Here are the women in retail who made this year’s list.
- Ariane Daguin, D’Artagnan: Her 35-year-old gourmet meat company anticipated — and shaped — the sustainable, locavore trends today.
- Loren Brill, Sweet Loren’s: She makes vegan cookie dough that’s safe for most consumers with food sensitivities.
- Lisa Q. Fetterman, Nomiku Meals: After copycats moved in on her sous-vide machines, she began selling fancy frozen meals to cook in them.
- Christine Moseley, Full Harvest: She created an online marketplace for unwanted but edible produce.
- Daina Trout, Health-Ade: In 2018, her kombucha became the fastest-growing refrigerated beverage in the U.S.
- Nadia Boujarwah, Dia&Co: She created a fashion brand — and a platform — to support a new generation of plus-size consumers and designers.
- Mariah Chase, Eloquii: Walmart paid $100 million for her cool plus-size clothing company.
- Fran Dunaway, TomboyX: She’s liberating gender norms, one boxer brief at a time.
- Sylvana Ward Durrett, Maisonette: With $15 million in capital, she’s curated a one-stop-shopping site for upscale kid’s clothes.
- Melanie Elturk, Haute Hijab: She’s making the hijab a fixture of American fashion.
- Jeanne Foley, The Groomsman Suit: She went direct to consumer to hack the wedding suit rental.
- Heather Hasson, Figs: Last year, medical professionals spent over $100 million on her tailored scrubs.
- Jennifer Hyman, Rent the Runway: Her $1 billion valuation proves renting fashion is as good as owning it.
- Sarah LaFleur, M.M.LaFleur: Women spend over $70 million a year on her chic, personalized workwear.
- Catherine Mahugu, Soko: She put the work of African artisans on the covers of American magazines.
- Tamara Mellon, Tamara Mellon: This Jimmy Choo co-founder is taking luxury shoe sales direct to consumer.
- Rihanna, Fenty: She’s the first woman to create a fashion house with luxury behemoth LVMH.
All Things Consumer:
- Suzy Batiz, Poo-Pourri: Her product is the answer to a problem that everyone has but nobody wants to talk about.
- Lindsey Boyd, The Laundress: Looking for luxury in a laundry detergent? She sells hers in boutiques.
- Amy Errett, Madison Reed: Clean ingredients and a color-matching widget give her do-it-yourself hair dye a modern gloss.
- Joanna Gaines, Magnolia: She parlayed a lifestyle reality TV franchise into a home decor empire.
- Tiffany Masterson, Drunk Elephant: She just wanted her product to be effective. Now she has Sephora’s fastest-growing skin care brand.
- Ju Rhyu, Hero Cosmetics: She burst onto the acne market with a Korean beauty-inspired product.
- Jen Rubio, Away: She reinvented the suitcase and then sold a million of them. Now her company is worth $1.4 billion.
- Christine Stembel, Farmgirl Flowers: With a lot of pluck, she has boot-strapped her way into the male-dominated flower delivery industry.
- Holly Thaggard, Supergoop!: She’s leading the mission to end skin cancer with her line of sunscreens.
- Trinity Mouzon Wofford, Golde: Her line of organic masks and superfood powders is poised for national distribution.
All descriptions are attributed to Inc.