My Founder Community Directory

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.

4th Trimester Bodies Project

Founded by Ash Luna, 4th Trimester Bodies Project empowers parents and postpartum people by normalizing and liberating body image through storytelling.

All Square

Founded by Emily Hunt Turner, All Square is a grilled cheese restaurant and professional development institute that invests in formerly incarcerated individuals.

b. Resale

Founded by Allison Bross-White, b. Resale is an eco-fashion boutique that sells used and locally made goods and provides a safe shopping environment for all.

B+D Custom Crafts

Founded by Brittany and Debbie Travis, B+D Custom Crafts is a custom gift company that helps women rediscover the joy of personalized gifting.

Bartmann Group

Founded by Kim Bartmann, Bartmann Group restaurants and event venues embrace diversity and connect people with purpose while feeding them good food.

Baubles and Bobbies

Founded by Ginger Neilon, Baubles and Bobbies jewelry is handmade by women of the North to empower women of the world.

Beauty Lounge Minneapolis

Founded by Melissa Taylor, Beauty Lounge Minneapolis is an inclusive salon that specializes in hair of all textures.

Beyond Words Co.

Founded by Catherine Hinz, Beyond Words Co. offers unique care packages to support those experiencing grief, loss or difficult life transitions.

Bus Stop Mamas

Founded by Mary Kay Ziniewicz, Bus Stop Mamas is a digital marketplace that introduces businesses that need help to moms (and a few dads) seeking flexible work.

Chelles’ Kitchen

Founded by Michelle “Chelles” Cunningham, Chelles’ Kitchen is a catering company serving up healthy food and educating communities.

City Girl Coffee

Founded by Alyza Bohbot James, City Girl Coffee is small batch roasted specialty coffee on a mission to support women coffee growers around the globe.

Civic Eagle

Co-founded by Shawntera Hardy, Civic Eagle is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping make information about government policies more accessible and transparent.

Covey Events

Founded by Dre Barthel, Covey Events partners with organizations to bring their brand and mission to life through meaningful experiences.

Crate to Table

Founded by Christine Siemer, Crate to Table is a food delivery service that does the shopping, cleaning, chopping and portioning of ingredients, so everything is ready to cook.

CultureBrokers

Founded by Lisa Tabor, CultureBrokers consultancy partners with organizations to help them get measurable results from their diversity, inclusion and equity efforts.

Essence One

Founded by Lauren VanScoy, Essence One is on a mission to support healthy minds and lifestyles through all-natural skincare products and aromatherapy.

Excelsior Candle Co.

Founded by Heidi Mueller, Excelsior Candle Co. is a maker of small batch hand-poured soy wax candles scented with essential oils.

Fair Anita

Founded by Joy McBrien, Fair Anita is a jewelry company that empowers women from around the world through dignified jobs and fair trade partnerships.

Fashion Fix

Founded by Lindsey Froemming, Fashion Fix is a wardrobe consulting service that empowers women to feel their best so they can live their best lives.

Feminist Book Club

Founded by Renee Powers, Feminist Book Club is a monthly subscription box that pairs feminist books with products from woman-owned businesses.

FINNEGANS

Founded by Jacquie Berglund, FINNEGANS is craft beer on a mission to help alleviate hunger in the Midwest.

Flip’em the Bird

Founded by Susie Moschkau, Flip’em the Bird is a line of fingerless gloves and accessories designed to make a bold statement.

ForHerCosmetics

Founded by Alyssa Space, ForHerCosmetics is an all-natural and inclusive beauty brand committed to empowering women and girls of color.

Girls Are Powerful

Founded by Shawntan Howell, Girls Are Powerful is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls, so they grow into powerful women who change the world.

Gonzo Dog

Founded by Kellie Stevens, Gonzo Dog is a dog training company specializing in behavioral modification, education and rescue transition.

Grace Gear

Founded by Karla Heeter, Grace Gear is a maker of extraordinary tools of faith and custom-designed Bibles beautiful enough to display.

HabitAware

Founded by Aneela Kumar, HabitAware and its Keen smart bracelet help users break the cycle of hair pulling, skin picking and nail biting.

Hagen and Oats

Founded by Anna Hagen and Nikki Hollerich, Hagen and Oats is a custom wood signage and decor company specializing in scroll saw art.

Heather Whelpley

Heather Whelpley is a speaker and coach that helps overachievers, perfectionists and people pleasers let go of expectations to make a big impact in their career.

Her Spirit Vodka

Founded by Kjersten Merila, Her Spirit Vodka is a gold-medal-winning vodka that donates half of its profits to women-owned businesses.

Honey and Rye

Founded by Anne Andrus, Honey and Rye is a maker of artisan breads and pastries baked fresh in-house, and offers locally roasted coffee.

Isadore Nut Co.

Founded by Tasya Kelen, Isadore Nut Co. is a maker of organic and premium nuts roasted by hand in small batches.

Jenson Natural Jewelry

Founded by Kristine Jenson, Jenson Natural Jewelry is a heart-centered, philanthropic-driven jewelry company using the highest-quality natural stones.

Junita’s Jar

Founded by Junita Flowers, Junita’s Jar is a cookie company on a mission to support women who’ve experienced domestic violence and put an end to it.

K Kay Designs

Founded by Kirstin Showell, K Kay Designs creates artisan jewelry with a story to inspire and empower women.

Keri Bischoff Consulting

Keri Bischoff Consulting empowers individuals and teams for innovative growth through The Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment.

KISA Boutique

Founded by Emily Kisa, KISA is an upscale women’s boutique featuring styled workwear and artisan goods.

Ladoru

Founded by Leanne Aranador, Ladoru is an art-infused clothing brand designed to encourage women to wear their voices and transform their lives.

Lauren Virginia Designs

Founded by Lauren Golias, Lauren Virginia Design specializes in handcrafted and upcycled leather jewelry and accessories.

Leadership Delta

Founded by Laura Boyd, Leadership Delta is a leadership consulting firm that helps organizations and leaders navigate change.

Leonetti Confetti

Founded by Kylee Leonetti, Leonetti Confetti’s handmade party products provide economic opportunities to women in recovery.

LOLLiDALE

Founded by Amber Filip, LOLLiDALE sock cards are designed to celebrate and support friends and family in a fun and practical way.

Mademoiselle Miel

Founded by Susan Brown, Mademoiselle Miel is artisan chocolate handcrafted with ethically sourced cacao and sweetened with honey from the company’s own beehives.

Matriarch Digital Media

Founded by Twila Dang, Matriarch Digital Media is a podcast network and community that honors all women at whatever stage of life they’re in.

Media Minefield

Founded by Kristi Piehl, Media Minefield is an earned media and crisis communication agency.

MEND Jewelry

Founded by Jordyn DiOrio, MEND Jewelry connects natural gemstones and crystals to women through simply designed jewelry.

MN Brands for Good

Founded by AJ Zimmer and Gina Moore, MN Brands for Good offers high-quality fundraising products while supporting Minnesota-based companies.

ModernWell

Founded by Julie Burton, ModernWell is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based women’s coworking space and writing community that emphasizes wellness and balance.

Mosquito

Founded by Amy Arias, Mosquito is a product development studio that designs and manufactures private label retail products for well known retailers and marketers.

My Fab Finance

Founded by Tonya Rapley, My Fab Finance helps individuals reduce debt, build savings and improve their credit with compassionate financial education.

My Social Drive

Founded by Lucy Stange, My Social Drive supports mission-driven businesses through digital marketing and website design services.

Nosh and Gather

Founded by Liza Atkinson, Nosh and Gather offers ready-made heat and eat meals delivered to your doorstep in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota.

PetChatz

Founded by Lisa Lavin, PetChatz enables pet owners to monitor and interact with their pets while away from home.

Pixie Dust, Inc.

Founded by Laura Keller and Ashley Mehbod, Pixie Dust is an executive search firm supporting creative agencies looking for leaders and innovators.

Santosha Co.

Founded by Ashlee Assadi, Santosha Co. features organic and sustainably foraged skincare products made with hydrosols and essential oils.

Sara Schultz, LLC

Sara Schultz is a brand designer, creative director and community builder supporting business owners and brands.

Sebesta Apothecary

Founded by Kim Sebesta, Sebesta Apothecary is an all-natural and eco-friendly bath and body product company.

She She

Founded by Kate Worum and Jennifer Jorgensen, She She is a print and pattern studio that creates custom hand-painted and printed wallpaper, surface designs and furnishings.

Shift and Spark

Founded by Linda Heath and Kathy Engen, Shift and Spark helps women shift their mindsets and spark new ideas to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Sidewalk Dog Media

Founded by Ali Jarvis, Sidewalk Dog is an online directory connecting dog owners with dog-friendly restaurants, breweries, apartments, workspaces and more.

Sleep Health Specialists

Founded by Sarah Moe, Sleep Health Specialists partners with business owners and corporations to educate the workforce about sleep health.

SorBabes

Founded by Nicole Cordone and Deborah Gorman, SorBabes is the maker of plant-based frozen desserts created from nut butters and real fruit.

Spoonful Apparel

Founded by Susan Elwer, Spoonful specializes in apparel with inspiring messages and donates 50% of profits to end child hunger in the U.S.

Steller Hair Company

Founded by Katie Steller, Steller Hair Company is a salon on a mission to put people and community first.

SuperStrongChick

Founded by Carrie Boe, SuperStrongChick empowers women experiencing obesity-related issues to love themselves while achieving better health and wellness and discovering their best life.

The Beez Kneez

Founded by Krisy Allen, The Beez Kneez is a social enterprise and honey company that is “Reviving the Hive for Healthy Bees, Healthy Lives.”

The Business Women’s Circle

Founded by Lani Basa, The Business Women’s Circle is a professional development group that brings like-minded women together to talk business, leadership and life.

The Creative’s Counsel

Founded by Wynne Reece, The Creative’s Counsel is a law firm serving small businesses in the creative space, making legal services approach and affordable.

The Entreprenista

Founded by Lena Graham, The Entreprenista offers business coaching and consultation to women- and minority-owned businesses.

The Riveter

Founded by Amy Nelson, The Riveter is a coworking space and modern union of mothers, sisters, daughters and allies, fighting together for equity of opportunity for all working women.

ThisFem

Founded Sara Schultz, ThisFem uses high-quality, locally designed and made apparel as a tool to share its mission to empower women.

Thumbs Cookies

Founded by Robyn Frank, Thumbs Cookies celebrates love and family history with tiny cookies.

Twin Cities Trapeze Company

Founded by Katie Kimball, Twin Cities Trapeze Company is a woman-owned trapeze school that encourages people to step out of their comfort zone.

Two Bettys Green Cleaning

Founded by Anna Tsantir, Two Bettys Green Clean serves residential and commercial clients using eco-friendly and nontoxic cleansers and pays employees a living wage.

UGO Wear

Founded by Melanie Cole and Vicky DeRouchey, UGO Wear is the creator of multiple-award-winning waterproof compact electronic dry packs that float.

Urban Undercover

Founded by Sairey Gernes, Urban Uncover is an apparel company specializing in beautiful, comfortable travel wear that inspires confidence.

Vela Creative

Founded by Kimberly Scanlon, Vela Creative is an award-winning interior design studio specializing in residential and commercial design with intent.

VF Coach Val

VF Coach Val is a Zumba instructor and lifestyle coach on a mission to create a fitness and well-being movement in underserved communities.

With Eyes Unlocked

Founded by Ashley Rollings, With Eyes Unlocked offers meaningful and handmade wood home decor featuring all 50 states.

Women Raising the Bar

Founded by Lindsey Ramundt, Women Raising the Bar is a virtual personal training platform for women that focuses on fitness, nutrition and mindset.

Wondrous Crane

Founded Emily Tani-Winegarden, Wondrous Crane specializes wheel-thrown pottery made to hold wonder and provide moments of bliss throughout the day.

Woody Matters

Founded by Kim Witczak, Woody Matters is an advocacy organization that champions drug safety, pharmacology transparency and consumer rights.
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