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)

Share it!

Posted in

Leave a Comment

Mamaprenista and Chief Operating Officer of Emmanuel Consulting Agency, Julia Akinyooye, on Discovering her Path to Entrepreneurship

Hello Julia! Please share a brief introduction about yourself. I am the Chief Operating Officer and Lead Business Consultant at Emmanuel Consulting Agency Inc, a premier home care business consulting firm based in New York that helps home care businesses get licensed, grow, and adhere to regulatory compliance. What excites you about being an Entreprenista…

Balancing Budgets’ Founder Megan Foster on Helping Businesses Feel Confident in Their Finances

Hello Megan! Please share a brief introduction about yourself. Hello! My name is Megan Foster. I am a wife to my best friend, a mother to two future female powerhouses, and founder of Balancing Budgets bookkeeping firm. We help business owners save money on taxes by organizing their bookkeeping, so they feel confident in their…

Lauren Banyar Reich of LBR/PR On Lifting Business Leaders with Expertise

Hello Lauren! Please share a brief introduction about yourself. As the CEO & Founder of LBR/PR, a strategic communications agency focused on thought leadership, I am passionate about lifting up business leaders with expertise and vision in a way that moves the needle. I cut my teeth as a book publicist, and in doing so…

The Bookkeeping Brunette: Taylor Bitsoli on Educating Entrepreneurs on the Importance of Using Their Financial Statements

Hello Taylor! Please share a brief introduction about yourself. I’m Taylor, the founder and head bookkeeper at Bookkeeping Brunette. I have a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance and accounting and have been working as an accountant in the startup space for the last 6 years. I also ran my own small business pre-pandemic so I…

Alice Msachi on Helping Businesses Strategically Plan and Operate to Generate Wealth

Hello Alice! Please share a brief introduction about yourself. NKC Accounting for entrepreneurs in all stages of business providing tax, accounting, and advisory services. Startups greatly benefit from having a professional set the company up on a path for success and minimize taxes while growing businesses get the support, guidance and accountability needed to reduce…

Bubbles, Bursts, and Rebuilds: Playing the Web3 Long Game with Chelsea Cain Maclin

With the current ups and downs happening in Web3, it’s only natural to feel some hesitation and anxiety about the current state of things. But, like any other market, we’re simply watching a pendulum swing. Today, we’re talking to Chelsea Cain Maclin, former VP of marketing for Bumble and co-founder of Web3 tech company R…

The Crowdfunding & PR Journey with Jill Apgar of Coco Beans

Jill Apgar is the founder of Coco Beans, a luxury bedding and sleepwear brand offering luxurious silk crib sheets and pillow cases using the world’s softest, most innovative fabrics that families can trust. The company is best known for their machine-washable, 100% silk crib sheets. Following a forced layoff from her corporate career in 2020,…

Maryann Lombardi on Supporting Women and Non-Binary Individuals Turn Their Ideas Into Profit

Welcome, Maryann! Please share a brief introduction about yourself. I am a business launch coach, author, feminist, single parent, and dog mom. I help women and non-binary individuals build wealth and independence by turning their expertise and personal experience into profitable businesses. I believe tacos should be their own food group, wine is best when…

Mamaprenista Betty Ban and Founder of Evermeal.co on Launching Asian-Inspired Subscription Based Meal Prep

Hello Betty! Please share a brief introduction about yourself. I’m a passionate home chef and entrepreneur. Founder of Evermeal.co, which is your go-to marketplace for Asian-inspired meal prep delivered to your door. Our weekly subscription-based meal prep service targets young and busy professional families who don’t have much time to look for a variety of…

The Business of Clean Beauty with Natalie Mackey of Winky Lux

Natalie Mackey was an Entreprenista from a young age. After spending a few years in the finance industry, she decided to pivot to her “industry crush”: the beauty industry, because as she put it, “you get to sell happiness as a product.” Today, we sit down with Natalie Mackey, CEO and founder of Winky Lux,…

Teqnizan Founder Rama Prasad on Creating Functional and Fashionable Earbuds

First, let’s get to know Rama! Rama Prasad is the Founder CEO of Teqnizan located in Minneapolis. Teqnizan has explored, invented, patented, and is selling wireless bluetooth audio earrings. The earrings look and feel like jewelry earrings, and function like an earbud audio device. Rama, what excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? The…

Meet Mamaprenista Olivia Dreizen Howell and Learn How She Shifted the Cultural Narrative through Fresh Starts Registry

Hello Olivia! Please share a little bit about your business: Fresh Starts Registry is the first and only platform for everything you need to start again. We are shifting the cultural narrative to celebrate big, bold, and brave life decisions. Whether it’s a divorce, breakup, moving, job change, stepping into your truth, or any big…

Harvick Farms Founder Lainey Harvick on Growing Community Awareness Around Homesteading

Hello Lainey! Please tell us a little about yourself. In 2015, I became a nurse and worked in the ER through the pandemic. Gardening was a way to provide an outlet from the high-intensity career. As a mother, nurse, and avid gardener who understands the value of having support and resources I could see there…

Huckleberry Creative’s Jess Coleman on Developing Strategic Insights You Need to Deliver High Quality Work

Before we get started, here is some background information on our fabulous entreprenista Jess: Jess Coleman is the founder of Huckleberry Creative, a full-service website design and development studio with a mission to make it easy and fun for entrepreneurs to share their genius with the world. She’s an experienced marketer, copywriter, and designer who…

Founder of Clairebella, Kathy Story, on Creating and Sharing her Artwork

Hello Kathy! Tell us a little about yourself. I am the founder and artist behind Clairebella. Clairebella is a lifestyle brand of colorful gifts and home décor. We believe every day items should spark joy. What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? I am excited to connect with other women, support women, and…