WHYography of the Week

Now more than ever, small business owners need community support—but especially women business owners who receive significantly less funding and fewer resources to ensure their success. Put your money where your heart is by purchasing from and championing these female-founded businesses.

‘Coach Val’ Fleurantin Turner

Val Fleurantin Turner was living the life she imagined for herself when she was growing up in Haiti. She had just relocated from Florida to Minnesota for a software engineering…

Twila Dang, Matriarch Digital Media

Twila Dang was on top of the world. She was working as a radio personality in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. It was a job came unexpectedly, after she had joked…

Melissa Taylor, Beauty Lounge Minneapolis

When Melissa Taylor was a little girl, she dreaded getting her hair done. She’d spend hours at the salon, hoping for a positive outcome. When she walked out, she didn’t…

Mary Kay Ziniewicz, Bus Stop Mamas

Mary Kay Ziniewicz was certain she didn’t want to be a mom. Her husband, Keith, didn’t want kids either. It was one of the things that made them a perfect…

Lindsey Froemming, Fashion Fix

Lindsey Froemming had recently given birth to a healthy baby girl. She had visions of going back to work, picking up where she left off with Fashion Fix, her Minnesota-based…

Lindsey Ramundt, Women Raising the Bar

Lindsey Ramundt was on her way to the gym and her stomach was in knots. Just the thought of walking into the building was making her anxious. In fact, everything…

Laura Boyd, Leadership Delta

Laura Boyd was distracted. Her son was becoming a full-fledged member of his faith, and watching him participate in his Confirmation ceremony filled her heart with joy. But as she…

Aneela Kumar, HabitAware

“Where are your eyebrows?” Aneela Kumar froze. Since her early teens, she had soothed her anxiety and OCD-like tendencies through hair pulling. For Aneela, this medical condition called trichotillomania manifested…

Jacquie Berglund, FINNEGANS

Jacquie Berglund sat mesmerized by the keynote speaker on stage in front of her. It was Bill Shore, founder of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood…
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