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>>

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Bootstrapping doesn’t have to be ugly!

Bootstrapping doesn’t have to be ugly!

Becky started her business to help bloggers and entrepreneurs learn how to design like professionals…because “bootstrapping doesn’t have to be ugly!” Read how she did it below… Becky Kinkead // DIY...
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“Beautiful in their skin.”

“Beautiful in their skin.”

  Stephanie is passionate about helping women achieve their health goals, starting right in their kitchen. She started out with a website, then self-published a cookbook, and her business...
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Breaking Free of the Cubicle

Breaking Free of the Cubicle

When Rama lost her 8-5 job, she had an epiphany – in addition to searching for a new job, she would maximize her chances at financial security by looking...
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Becoming a Career Lifestyle Coach

Becoming a Career Lifestyle Coach

Nelize found so much joy in guiding students and graduates to success in the working world that she went on to create Shift4ward – a career lifestyle platform for young...
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