There are few things that put a smile on my face like taking a moment to remember the achievements so many women are making. Seeing women's' strides, despite all the oh-so-many odds ignites a renewed sense of grit and determination in me, as I hope it does in you too.
Since 2007, women-led companies have grown five times faster than the national average, according to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. So, while there's plenty of things to stay mad about, let's take a moment and give some of these women a nod. This week, Inc crunched the numbers and came up with a list of the fastest growing women-led companies in the country right now. Check out the top 5:
Led by CEO Junea Rocha, this Portland-based artisanal cheese-bread startup is killing it after launching to Shark Tank fame. According to Inc, the company grew sales by 4,554% and $8.5 million last year.
Based in Virgina, this cloud-computing firm had $165 million in revenue in 2016. Together with business partners, Nina Tiaga, an Air Force veteran launched the company in 2011.
This NYC-based clothes service ships you professional outfits to fit all of your needs. CEO, Sarah LaFleur, launched in 2013 and last year, it raked in $22.5 million.
This business services company, based in Maine, is led by CEO Heather Blease. Last year, it boasted $11.3 million in sales, which was up 9,000% since 2013.
This translation and consulting firm is based in Boston and was founded by CEO Nicole Sahin in 2012. Lsat year, the firm generated $40.4 million.
For the complete list, head on over to Inc.
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