Who are the women entrepreneurs you admire?

For a piece I am writing for the end of the year, I’d like to hear from people about who are the women entrepreneurs they admire–name, company, and why.

For the purpose of this piece, let’s define an entrepreneur as someone who starts and or leads a business where they are a clear driver of its development and growth; one critera for fitting this list will be whether their specific actions have driven revenue, audience acquisition, social change, or other success metrics.

Please email me at susanmernit at gmail dot com with suggestions; I’ll acknowledge everyone who contributes suggestions who includes a working email address.