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

Igniting Your Bliss

Igniting Your Bliss

After realizing that many of the women she saw around her were “unhappy for one reason or another,” Melissa decided that she wanted to bring inspiration and mindfulness into...
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Bloom Wide Open

Bloom Wide Open

  Abigail overcame a troubled past and has embraced a life of GIVING. Blending psychology with soul, she helps women use their personal stories to light a fire to...
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Think Big, Dream Big

Think Big, Dream Big

Saija’s story shows great insight into the the everyday life of an entrepreneur. Having grown up in a family of entrepreneurs, she’s able to see that the constant ups...
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Starting a Sitters Agency

Starting a Sitters Agency

Malou and her friend Sheena started a smart, simple service connecting people in Barbados with reliable nannies, house sitters, and pet sitters. Their story shows how it is possible...
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Building a Marketing Agency

Building a Marketing Agency

  When her husband came home lamenting that he couldn’t find a telemarketing agency for his client’s needs, Caroline decided to lend a helping hand. That was the beginning...
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Starting a Clothing Business

Starting a Clothing Business

Sky started a clothing business in her 20s that made millions of dollars in sales. After the venture failed and she lost everything, Sky had to make the decision...
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From hobby to business

From hobby to business

Tola decided to become a full-fledged jewelry designer after 4 years of feeling unfulfilled at her job. She took one step at a time, cutting down her hours at...
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Playing it Safe is not Living

Playing it Safe is not Living

Halley Gray knows from intimate experience that life is too short to play it safe. She left her office job and embraced the adventure of being an entrepreneur. Through...
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