Self Made

Have you ever wondered how to turn your dreams of owning your own business into a reality? We can help. Each week, as part of our Self Made series, we showcase female entrepreneurs—as well as their quality, handmade goods—and share their best advice related to starting, maintaining, and growing your own business.

Most Recent

Asia Carreathers Co-Launched This Sustainable Agriculture Brand to Make Growing Your Own Food Safer and Easier
Carreathers and her husband, Adonis Ward, started Aina & Co Supply—their Hawaii-based gardening and farming company named after their daughter—five years ago.
Nya Jones' Journal Brand Will Help You Express Yourself—and Boost Your Mental Health
The CEO and founder of Inside Then Out aims to destigmatize mental health with her guided journals, which are also minimalistic and chic.
Sonya Vega, the Founder and CEO of Doña Vega, Wants to Share Her Modern Take on Mezcal With the World
The entrepreneur follows traditional production processes when creating the agave-based spirit—and honors her Mexican heritage every step of the way.
Sunny&Ted Founder Jasmine Williams Is Spreading Holiday Cheer With Her Diverse Line of Home Décor
The entrepreneur's company offers a collection of seasonal pieces, such as Santa Claus mugs and Nutcracker-inspired party supplies, in shades that honor Black and Brown communities.

More Self Made

Chef Yadira Garcia of Loisa Is Amplifying Her Ancestors' Legacy Through Food Activism and Education
The co-owner of the seasoning and kitchenware brand honors the Latin community by making her mark in the culinary world.
Rachel James' Nail Care Brand, Pear Nova, Offers Polishes That Complement All Skin Tones
Each luxury lacquer from the CEO and founder's collections is made with clean, cruelty-free ingredients.
Celeste Lee and Lorrie King—the Founders of Caire Beauty—Want to Help Women in Midlife Achieve Healthy Skin

The friends and founders created a line of science-backed formulas that breathe new life into mature complexions.