2022 Entreprenista 100 Award Winners


Meet the winners of the 2022  Entreprenista 100 Awards presented by Chase Ink. Our list recognizes ambitious women business owners across 11 different categories who are paving the way in their industry and amongst the wider founder community. This list reflects the perseverance, tenacity and joy of each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Join us as we honor the founders  behind the brands. Keep reading to learn more about our amazing Entreprenista 100 Award winners and join us on March 4th for the Entreprenista 100 Luncheon and Celebration in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida!

Best Brand New Business

  1. Bia Carminati, Earth Speed Media 
  2. Jamie Banks, Change of Scenery 
  3. Karima El-hakkaoui, Six Gldn
  4. Kelly Cox, Share The Drop
  5. Liz Folce, Nakery Beauty 
  6. ​​Lizette Ibarra, Latina Chief 
  7. Mara Smith, Inspiro Tequila
  8. Marina Khidekel, Hugimals World 
  9. Michelle Carter-Love, sHe Eco Investments 
  10. Tiffany Demers, Upkeep 

Biggest Impact

  1. Artika Tyner, Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore 
  2. Bianca Wise, Home Helpers Home Care of Baltimore
  3. Carolyn Siegel, If You Heard What I Heard 
  4. Catarina Rivera, Blindish Latina LLC 
  5. Danielle Moore, The Army of Survivors 
  6. Michal Alter, Visit.org 
  7. Mpho Hansjee Hansjee, ShopConsciously
  8. Natasha Graziano, Natasha Graziano
  9. Sandra Jacquemin, Starsoul 
  10. Van Truskett, Texas Innovation Center at The University of Texas at Austin

Top Mamaprenistas

  1. Andrea Ippolito, SimpliFed 
  2. Ashley Nickelsen, B.T.R. NATION
  3. Diana Arango Arango, Chefpost 
  4. Elisa Molina, COVEDOZA 
  5. Emily Lancaster, Nurture& 
  6. Felicia Jackson, CPRWRAP, Inc
  7. Jill Apgar, Coco Beans 
  8. Kelley Higney, Bug Bite Thing 
  9. Megan Vanderslice, Wander & Roam
  10. Sharise Johnson, SMJ Communications 

Best Tech or Ecommerce Business

  1. Aisha Rawji, KYNAH
  2. Ali Kaminetsky, Modern Picnic 
  3. Arion Long, Femly 
  4. Christina Bellman, LEVO 
  5. Grace Lee + Monica Ashauer, Birdy Grey
  6. Melissa Clayton, Tiny Tags 
  7. Missy Tannen, Boll & Branch 
  8. Parisa Fowles-Pazdro, maxbone
  9. Tiffany Zhou, OLEADA 
  10. Whitney Cathcart, 3DLOOK 

Best Self-Funded Business

  1. Adria Marshall, Ecoslay
  2. Carolina Ferreiro Diaz, Pharma-Natural 
  3. Erin Pohan, Upkeeping, LLC
  4. Esther Wallace, Playa Society
  5. Givona Sandiford, Melospeech Inc. 
  6. Jan Rippingale, Blu Banyan 
  7. Julia Xu, Multitasky 
  8. Meghan Sharkus, ExpressionMed 
  10. Ratchel Pinlac, Pinsy Shapewear 

Best Community-led Business

  1. Cinneah El-Amin, Flynanced LLC 
  2. Felena Hanson, Hera Hub 
  3. Jin-Ya Huang, Break Bread, Break Borders
  4. Monee Sanders, Alopecian Beauty Co
  5. Monica Fullerton, Spouse-ly Inc. 
  6. Patricia Kennedy, SpeakWell
  7. Sabina Hitchen, Press for Success 
  8. Shaista Kazmi, Apna ghar llc 
  9. Shaunah Margaret, Women Who Create 
  10. Tori Bell, Inclusion Unpacked

Top Agency & Service-based Business

  1. Ada Hu, NU Media 
  2. Carlyn Bushman, Carlyn Bushman Consulting 
  3. Iman Hasan, IHC Agency 
  4. Jean Freeman, Zambezi 
  5. Katie Love, Love Social Media 
  6. Kim Lawton, Enthuse Marketing
  7. Kylie Russell, Priceless One Management 
  8. Laura Meyer, Envision Horizons
  9. Rakia Finley, Copper & Vine Studio
  10. Rebecca Nunez, The MRN Agency

Top Food & Beverage Business

  1. Ami Bhansali, Chai Diaries 
  2. Anouck Gotlib, Belgian Boys 
  3. Chantal Lucas, Luchals Catering LLC 
  4. Ehime Eigbe, Sweetkiwi 
  5. Farrah Moussallati Sabai, Afia
  6. Jordan Engelhardt, Jordan’s Skinny Mixes 
  7. Laurel Orley, Daily Crunch Snacks 
  8. Nikky Phinyawatana, Asian Mint & Chef Nikky 
  9. Sue Delegan, Brutus Bone Broth 
  10. Tamara Keefe, Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Ice Cream 

Top Health, Wellness, & Beauty Business

  1. Alisha Brooks, The Black Hair Experience 
  2. Allie Egan, Veracity
  3. Andrea Lisbona, Touchland 
  4. Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton, Chillhouse 
  5. Jacqueline Berg, Fresh Test, LLC 
  6. Danielle Gronich + Kayleigh Christina, CLEARSTEM
  7. Lulu Ge, Elix 
  8. Meha Agrawal, Silk + Sonder 
  9. Michele Henry, FACE FOUNDRIÉ 
  10. Nadine Ramos, Lasio Professional Products 

Outstanding Capital Raisers

  1. Janvi Shah, Hue 
  2. Jessica Berger, Bundle x Joy 
  3. Lauren Wilson, ImIn, Inc. 
  4. Lee Rubin, Confetti
  5. Maggie Vo, Fuel Venture Capital

Top Real Estate Business

  1. Catasha Singleton, Modchic Interiors 
  2. Crystal Moore, Dominion Realty Group 
  3. Melissa Meza, Rise Up Residential 
  4. Natasha Falconi, Falconi Capital
  5. Tresa Todd, Women’s Real Estate Investors Network (WREIN)

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