Did you know that in 2018, the global economy doubled its investment in businesses with women founders? Furthermore, nearly $40 billion were allotted in global investments to companies who had a minimum of one woman founder.
Check out these young women entrepreneurs who have built, and are managing, their own companies. Request to join Fundid's newsletter today to stay up-to-date on everything from grants and funding, to growth and leadership.
Five Superstar Women Business Owners
1. Juliette Brindak — Age 21 Company: MissOandFriends.com
Juliette was 10 years old when she came up with the concept for Miss O and Friends. By the time she turned 19, the company was well-worth over 15 million. Juliette published her debut book when she was only 16 years old, and the book went on to sell over 100,000 copies.
Her company's main focus is a socialization brand for teen and tween girls to help build self-esteem and self-development.
2. Kyle Smitley — Age 25 Company: Barley & Birch
In 2008, Kyle Smitley launched Barley & Birch. Barley & Birch prides itself on being an organic, eco-friendly clothing line for your little ones. The clothing line initially took off with mom bloggers and eco-friendly focused outlets.
Kyle was also responsible for leading the company to a revenue of more than $400,000, and stocking the shelves at 25 stores with her Barley & Birch line.
3. Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder — Ages 25 & 28 Company: Dannijo
For these two sisters from Jacksonville, FL., fashion, creativity, and jewelry have always been their passion. Even their friends in high school acknowledged their creativity and innovativeness, which resulted in the opening of their first store. The sisters did end up shutting down the store to attend college, but reunited in NYC a couple of years later with the goal of rebuilding and branding.
Well, in 2008 they unveiled "Dannijo", which grew rapidly. Their jewelry has adorned the necks, wrists and ears of celebrities, has appeared in fashion magazines, and was seen at New York's fashion week, the Today Show, and on Gossip Girl.
Today, the company is very successful, proclaiming a revenue of more than a million dollars.
4. Lauren Bush — Age 26 Company: FEED
FEED manufactures and sells reusable bags that look like feed bags. Furthermore, half of the revenue goes to feeding the hungry. As a non-profit organization, FEED had a great impact globally, providing more than 50 million meals.
Lauren co-founded the company in 2007 with Ellen Gustafson in a partnership from the United Nations World Food Program. Lauren focused on creating more distinctive bags to sell.
5. Mikaila Ulmer — Age 13 Company: Me & the Bees Lemonade
At age 13, Mikaila is shipping out more than 360,000 bottles of her lemonade to 500 stores regularly. Mikaila started making lemonade with the help of her grandmother's recipe in her front yard at four years old after her family entered her into a youth business competition. She came up with the idea of lemonade after getting stung twice by bees.
Mikaila has received accolades from Time, President Barack Obama, and Shark Tank. She introduced her lemonade on Shark Tank In 2015 and received a $60,000 investment from Daymond John.
Me & the Bees is carried in over 1,500 stores nationwide, including The Fresh Market, Whole Foods, and Wegmans, as well as some food trailers, restaurants, and natural-food delivery companies.
These young business owners, ranging in age from 13-28 are living and managing their dreams. These are five entrepreneurs doing what it takes to be successful in a diverse world of wide-ranging possibilities. 2021 has a twinkle in its eye and a glimmering future for women who are pushing forward with their entrepreneurial goals.