how she did it

Case Studies
Read our How She Did It ® stories of female entrepreneurs from around the world and get inspired and empowered to succeed in your own business. We’ve published stories on a wide range of women, from girls in their teens, to women in their sixties, from student entrepreneurs, to mum entrepreneurs! From women who quit their job to start a business, to women who were made redundant and so started a business. These women come from all over the world – from the UK,
the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia, India and more! But despite all of their differences, these women do have a few things in common – they are all passionate, determined and committed to turning their ideas into a reality, building successful businesses and living a life the dream of and LOVE. I hope their stories inspire you and leave you feeling fired up, ready to achieve incredible things!
   

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Hobby to business
These women turned their hobby into a business. Find out how they did it here. Go>>
Left job and started business
Read stories about women who quit their job to start a business. Discover the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, read about how they found the courage to leave their job and more! Go>>
Mum entrepreneur
Read stories about women who have started a business and have children too. Some of them decided to start their business to spend more time with their children and some were inspired to start a business because of their child. Go>>
Overcame a personal challenge
Read stories about women who overcame a personal challenge and set up a business- inspirational! Go>>
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Spotted an opportunity at work
These women spotted an opportunity to start a business while at work. So they quit their job and started their business! Found out how they did it Go>>
Student entrepreneurs
Read stories about women who started a business whilst studying! How do you juggle studying and running a business? Find out from these women. Go>>

Latest Stories

The Superwoman Project

The Superwoman Project

Hanni Melnicenko had a profound shift in focus after losing her Mum to cancer. She stopped climbing the corporate ladder and chose to dedicate herself to a new venture:...
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Breathe. Organize. Repeat.

Breathe. Organize. Repeat.

Kelsey Groetken left her secure but non-fulfilling 9-5 job to embrace the adventure of being an entrepreneur and doing work that she could be passionate about. Today she owns...
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People First, Style Second

People First, Style Second

Laurie Brucker believes in the power that comes from feeling great about ourselves and how we look. She helps women unleash this positive energy through a business that helps...
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Get in the Ring

Get in the Ring

Rhonda Nails knew she had to create a life for herself within the entrepreneurial world when the employee work model just wasn’t working out for her. She shares valuable...
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Living Life to the Fullest

Living Life to the Fullest

Katie Trinder and her sister Lucy overcame extraordinary hardships with a firm resolve to create a business that would bring joy into their lives. Read how they did it...
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Building a Perfume Business

Building a Perfume Business

Shwetal Shah’s main goal was to make constructive use of her time during her summer break when she enrolled in a perfume making class. Soon her hobby of making...
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Building a Creative Business

Building a Creative Business

After being made redundant, Sarah Hurley decided to do what she loved and launched her own range of craft products that she distributes worldwide. Read how she did it...
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Helping Busy Moms

Helping Busy Moms

Two friends, Kelly and Suzie, teamed up to create a powerful website designed specifically for helping busy moms gain control and live more happy, fulfilled lives. Read how they...
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