Vote for Your Favorite Fierce Founder Magazine Cover—Winner Receives a $500 Grant

By Chris Olsen

Amplifying a female founder’s story amplifies her income and supports her success, which is the mission of My Founder Story and Fierce Founder Magazine. This month, My Founder Story is seeking input from readers and champions of women business owners to select a cover design for the May issue of Fierce Founder Magazine. Vote for your favorite and the winning cover/founder(s) will receive a $500 grant for their business or donation to a cause of their choice.

Read more about the founders:

Dre Barthel, Covey Events
It was a lovely summer day in early August. Dre Barthel had been looking forward to her 7th birthday party for weeks. She had picked out the perfect outfit and eagerly awaited the signal to come outside. As she opened the door to their backyard, she could hardly believe her eyes. Dre’s mom had transformed … Read more

Lena Graham-Morris, The Entreprenista
As Lena Graham-Morris was about to head into surgery, she received a phone call. It wasn’t a well-wisher sending positive thoughts for a successful procedure. The person on the other end informed Lena her fashion talk show, “Style Check,” was being canceled. She was crushed. As a professional stylist and makeup … Read more

Lani Basa, The Business Women’s Circle
When Lani Basa heard the words, “You don’t need me,” from Myrna Marofsky, she wasn’t sure what to think. It was during a lunch conversation and Lani had just shared some big news that was a little scary. She was taking a giant leap off the corporate ladder, leaving her longtime leadership role in human resources … Read more

Sarah Moe, Sleep Health Specialists
Sarah Moe was on a path to the career and life she imagined for herself when something unexpected happened. “You’re in the wrong room,” her college professor called out in front of the class. There weren’t many people of color at the small-town Wisconsin university where Sarah was studying elementary education … Read more

Wynne Reece, The Creative’s Counsel
“What about law school?” Wynne Reece’s college advisor suggested, noting a legal career could be perfect for someone who was “creatively analytic” like Wynne. Whip smart and extremely driven, she had always planned on being a plastic surgeon. Only the high-level science classes and her dyslexia weren’t a good mix … Read more

Cindy Blackstock and Marilyn Weiss, SIVO Insights
Sometimes discovering your perfect match happens in an instant. Your eyes meet, sparks fly, the energy is palpable and undeniable—something tells you that you’ve found “the one.” But more often, the connection happens slowly and gradually. You begin by meeting for coffee or a cocktail, there are enough … Read more

Keri Bischoff, Keri Bischoff Consulting
Keri Bischoff felt like she’d just been punched in the gut. “You’ll never earn what you do here—especially for a woman your age,” her boss said as she announced her resignation. It was a low blow and it left her momentarily breathless. But she quickly realized his words were a gift. They confirmed what Keri already … Read more

**Voting for the Fierce Founder Magazine cover contest has closed.**

Dre Barthel, Covey Events

Lena Graham-Morris, The Entreprenista

Lani Basa, The Business Women’s Circle

Sarah Moe, Sleep Health Specialists

Wynne Reece, The Creative’s Counsel

Cindy Blackstock and Marilyn Weiss, SIVO Insights

Keri Bischoff, Keri Bischoff Consulting

About the author: Chris Olsen is a radio veteran turned communications consultant, educator and author of “Whyography: Building a Brand Fueled by Purpose.” Through her work as a consultant partnering with startups, Chris realized her WHY—to support women-owned businesses in confidently communicating their purpose and impact, setting them up for entrepreneurial success. She created My Founder Story as a platform for doing so.

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