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

I Will Not Let Them Down

I Will Not Let Them Down

Janelle is passionate about providing fashionable apparel choices for women with dwarfism after enduring frustration over the lack of options for her own daughter who was born with the...
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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

  Rachel launched into the fitness profession at the age of 16. She started her own franchise and is building a fitness business that stands up to bigger companies...
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Taking Life by the Reins

Taking Life by the Reins

Jessica took a creative sabbatical that opened up a world of rich experiences and adventures and led to the discovery of a new business idea. She’s created a community...
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Make Your Own Path

Make Your Own Path

Lina launched into the entrepreneurial world when she started an event management company while balancing her 9-5 job. Now she’s looking forward to going full time into her business!...
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Building a Publishing Business

Building a Publishing Business

Rochelle followed her childhood dream to “read books all day for a living” and started her own publishing company. She shares an awesome perspective on dealing with challenges and...
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Don’t Ever Settle

Don’t Ever Settle

Steffanie stumbled upon a love for soap making while recovering from brain surgery. Today she has a successful business called Old Town Suds with products made from edible ingredients!...
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Career Coaching

Career Coaching

Natalie used the knowledge and skills she had gained throughout years of transitioning between multiple careers and living in multiple countries to help other people make similar transitions with...
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