2022 Entreprenista 100 Award Winners

E100-Winners-Blog-Header-3

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 
  9. NAJWA JAVED, E’MAR
  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
Tags

Leave a Comment





Natalie Ramirez Designs Impactful Spaces With Her Architecture Firm

Hi, Natalie! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business. Natalie Soledad Ramírez is the Founder and Principal Architect of Natalie Ramirez Architecture + Impact Collaborative. She has worked in architecture for over 14 years. She believes that the built environment can act as a catalyst for positive change and has devoted much…

Massage Therapist Gabby Garduno Promotes Self-Care and Mental Wellness

Hi, Gabby! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hola, I’m Gabby, a Los Angeles mobile massage therapist providing massage for self care and mental wellness. What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? Definitely being in a community with ladies who want to help build each other up! What made…

How Leslie Roberson Became a Leader in Inclusive Beauty Retail

“I became hyper detailed on the processes and how the business should run. Any good business, this should be the baseline. Nothing else, like this is it. How does your business run without you? My team understands that everyone’s on board, so they just move through the system systematically. And so if they have any…

How Renee Parsons Innovated Golf Apparel in a Male-Dominated Industry

“Just surround yourself with people that are not necessarily better than you, but that bring something to the table you don’t—and [don’t] be intimidated by that or threatened by that. I love collaborating and I love having people on my team that bring something to the table and can teach me, and I feel like…

Laurie Arron on Her Coaching Biz for C-Suite Execs and Chiefs of Staff

Hi, Laurie! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hi, I’m Laurie. I’m a trusted advisor and executive coach to C-Suite leaders and Chiefs of Staff. I’m also the founder of ChiefSpace Boardroom, a group coaching mastermind for Chiefs of Staff. What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member? I am…

Take a Look Inside Our Founders Weekend VIP Gift Bags

We’re still thinking about the VIP gift bags from Founders Weekend! The gift bags were filled with such innovative, useful (and luxurious!) products. Amplifying women-owned businesses is what we’re all about and we want to be sure all of the founders that featured products in our VIP Founders Weekend gift bags are discovered by all…

Dalana Lara Turned Her Passion for Baking Into a Cookie Biz

Hi, Dalana! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: Hi, I’m Dalana, founder of The Cookie Mania. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, I moved to the U.S. in 2015. My lifelong passion for baking was always a part of me, even though I went to college and graduated as an accountant. Beyond balancing…

Ariana Olive Helps People Reach Their Financial Goals Through Planning

Hi, Ariana! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: With over fifteen years of experience in finance and business management, Ariana is a performance-driven professional who provides strategic guidance to help individuals, families, and small-business owners reach their financial goals through comprehensive financial planning. She focuses on four key areas: tax planning,…

How Marina Khidekel Made Her Business a Household Name Through Networking

“Everybody has an unfair advantage. Use it. It could be an expertise that you have, that could be contacts you have in an industry that’s adjacent to the industry of your startup or can help your startup—use that. When Marina Khidekel started her search for a solution to her nighttime anxiety, she turned to weighted…

Elsi Pacheco on Her Brand Development and Digital Design Agency

Hi, Elsi! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I’m Elsi. I am the creative force behind Link Up Level Up, bringing over 20 years of experience in marketing, design, and website development to the digital space for business owners. I was born and raised in the vibrant hustle of New York,…

How Tisha Thompson Launched the First Black-Owned Clean Makeup Brand at Sephora

“There’s a lot of things that come with being able to support a retailer like that… If you’re not ready for those things, then go DTC first because you also have to have: Is your product merchandisable? Do you have unit cartons? Do you have UPCs? All of these kinds of operational tactical things that…

Shulamit Ber Levtov Supports Woman Entrepreneurs’ Mental Health & Well-Being

Hi, Shulamit! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I’m Shulamit Ber Levtov, MA, RSW, CCTP, aka The Entrepreneurs’ Therapist. I’m passionate about mitigating the entrepreneurial mental health crisis and transforming the entrepreneurial ecosystem to include the whole human in business. I do that through speaking, teaching, and consulting, as well as…

5 Tips for Planning a Seamless Event

Founders Weekend was a month ago, and we still can’t get over the impact the event made for our community. Seeing our members, in person, connecting and collaborating with each other was what it was all about.  The content that was captured truly reflects the feeling of our Founders Weekend event and we can’t wait…

Gina Caracci Does it All: Trainer, Podcaster, and Charity Founder

Hi, Gina! Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business: I’m Gina aka GinaMarieFit. I’m a NASM personal trainer, business owner, podcaster, and charity organization founder. When I set out to become a personal trainer and online business owner, my goal was to provide more than just workouts and macros. I wanted to…

Building a 50,000+ Community While Navigating Postpartum Challenges

“I really care about people and I really care to see people thrive in communities where they feel welcomed.” Amanda Smith is the Founder & CEO of Dallas Girl Gang, a 50,000 plus global community of engaged women connecting in career, business, and life. Amanda, a former elementary music teacher, has grown Dallas Girl Gang…