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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We’ve published stories on women of all ages: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s
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

Paid to Draw Pictures

Paid to Draw Pictures

Eli’s entrepreneurial journey started with a book that inspired her to live her life on her own terms. Now she gets paid to do what she loves – illustration...
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Work in Your Zone of Genius

Work in Your Zone of Genius

Clarissa experienced an event that led her to realize that she simply couldn’t continue to do work that made her miserable. A few months later, she launched an energy...
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Find Your Inner Compass

Find Your Inner Compass

Nancy carried a dream with her for many years to be a part of life in Mongolia and make a difference there. She has achieved this through her business Tengri...
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Transforming Lives

Transforming Lives

Sandy started her project with a bold dream – transform the lives of the women entrepreneurs of Zimbabwe. Through creativity and persistence, she’s found a unique way to provide...
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Get Your Mojo Back

Get Your Mojo Back

  Ruth started her lifestyle design business after she noticed other female entrepreneurs working hard on their careers, but struggling in the self-care department. Read how she did it...
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Be the Change

Be the Change

When Jamie couldn’t find many options for organic, vegan places to eat, she created one – ORAWGI – a charming cafe in Brisbane, Australia. Read how she did it...
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