Women in Business
Hartford ranks #4 in the nation for female entrepreneurs. Here IDH spotlights Hartford-area women-owned businesses, startups, and leaders.
Woman-Owned Healthcare Company Finds Its Place in CT
“I’ve spent a good amount of time working in my business. Now that everything is ebbing and flowing, I need to work on my business,” recognizes Phoenix Professional Services CEO and Director of Integrative Medicine Tamar Draughn.
Untapped Potential Continues to Create Opportunity in CT
“I’ve learned there is power in bringing people together to solve a problem,” says Untapped Potential Founder and President Candace Freedenberg.
WBC Encourages Female Entrepreneurs at Women Innovate Pitch Competition
“We’re proud to be part of the region’s efforts to highlight and support women entrepreneurs and innovators, encouraging high-potential technology solutions as well as ideas with social impact,” said WBC Program Manager Milena Erwin.
CT Entrepreneur Says “Hello, Hartford!”
"Basing my business in Hartford is like my opportunity to help grow Hartford and share the message of Hartford," says Hello Consulting Founder Robin Zaleski.
Women Support Women Through Ladies’ Power Lunch
“Women like the comradery and the support they’re getting from other women,” says Dr. Davia Shepherd.
Women-Owned Law Firm Makes Its Home in Hartford
Freed Marcroft LLC owners founded the company in 2012 and purposely created a space for their business and personal lives in downtown Hartford.
Female-Owned Startup Plants Seeds for Success
“I want to support female-owned businesses and help build each other up,” says PlantHer Founder Jillian Shea.
Hartford-Based Vsoulful Eatery Enjoys Being in A Vibrant City
"The best thing about working in the Greater Hartford area is the diversity,” says VSoulful Eatery Founder Azaria Drakeford.
Female Founder Finds Community in Hartford
“Women are the true visionaries. Most spaces I find myself in where true visioning is happening, where people are investing in passionate work… it’s all women. Every time,” says Veo Veo Owner Constanza Segovia.
Hartford-Based Root Down Power Yoga
"I knew I had an entrepreneurial mindset," says Root Down Power Yoga Owner Nicole Bengtson.
Hartford Entrepreneur Encourages Entrepreneurship
Find out how Hartford entrepreneur Tahara Chapman is using her array of credentials as a business owner and a realtor to help people feel confident about themselves.
CT Entrepreneur Makes an Impact Through Consulting and Mentoring
Tracy Allen is a mentor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. She launched TVA Consulting to help nonprofits and social entrepreneurs.
Small Business Owner Transitions into Entrepreneur Coaching
Beth Bolton is taking her years of entrepreneurial experience and launching a new consulting business, where she will focus on coaching and mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs.
Kiyomi Beauty Founder Shares Entrepreneurial Journey
"I’m very new to entrepreneurship, but I’m loving the high highs and even the low lows, because I feel like both have helped me get to this point where I am able to say that Kiyomi could potentially be something very big in the near future, says Kiyomi Beauty Founder Eliana Cardeno.
CT-Based Woman-Minority Owned Small Tax Firm
"If you’re providing value and have a great service/product people will pay what it is worth. Stay focused and persevere through all trials and tribulations that will come your way," says Whitehead Tax and Financial Services LLC founder Amber Whitehead.
Girls For Technology Encourages and Empowers Youth
"It’s exciting to see the business growing. It’s even more exciting to see it making a difference in young girls’ lives. We’re hoping to scale the organization across the state and increase awareness of our programming and initiatives," says Sabrina Tucker-Barrett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Girls For Technology.
CT Women-Owned Wellness Startup Embraces Health Tech
“The more you incorporate into a community of entrepreneurs, the more you gain. They’re excited to share with you lessons they’ve learned so you don’t make the same mistakes. Since I’ve learned to network with likeminded people, our company has picked up major momentum,” says Solstice Strategy Partners, LLC Co-Founder Delanea Davis.
Women’s Empowerment Center Director Helps Encourage Professional Prosperity
“We’re helping the Hartford community launch new startup businesses from minority women who are looking to create their own legacies,” says Tenesha Grant, Director of Women’s Services at the CRT’s Women’s Empowerment Center.
Small Business Spotlight: Sweet Equations
"I see Hartford as the economic engine of the state with more businesses and people moving back into the area in the next few years," says Sweet Equations Owner Sade Owoye.