More From Stephanie Schomer
'She Was One of My Business Idols,' Says This Fashion Entrepreneur About Her Mentor and Net-A-Porter Founder Natalie Massenet
As Emma Grede builds inclusive denim brand Good American (alongside co-founder Khloe Kardashian) she leans on Massenet for emotional and professional support.
How Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla Curated Handmade Goods From Around the World to Build Nonprofit The Little Market
The co-founders traveled the globe and even worked out of a grandmother's garage to bring their fair-trade operation to life.
The consumer-facing initiative aims to rally consumers who want to support women-founded businesses.
How This Subscription-Box Founder Got Her Mentor, the 'Hottest Ticket in Town,' to Invest in Her Company
Rockets of Awesome founder Rachel Blumenthal had found a valuable mentor in Kirsten Green, founder of Forerunner Ventures. And when Green invested in Blumenthal's business, their relationship only got stronger.
Naomi Kelman is the CEO of Willow, a sleek breast pump that launched earlier this year. To get it just right, she and her team surveyed moms across the country.
Sophie Kahn founded Aurate while she was still working full-time at Marc Jacobs. And it was all her boss's idea.
How Sheryl Sandberg Inspired These Fashion Founders to Ditch Their Corporate Jobs and Launch a Startup
Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson had a plan in place -- it just didn't involve launching a startup. Here's how they found the guts to follow their passion and launch custom-fit shoe company Margaux.
Priti Krishtel applied to the Echoing Green Fellowship to help her nonprofit, I-MAK, get off the ground. But she got more than she bargained for when she found a lifelong mentor.
Entrepreneurs share their smart (and sometimes painfully simple) approaches to finding out how to better serve their customers.
Lauren Kleban's fitness classes are beloved by Hollywood tastemakers, but she found a larger audience by filming and streaming her content.
The Female Founders Behind a Period Products Startup Leaned on Their Mentor as They Rebranded and Pivoted
Bunny and Taran Ghatrora looked outside their network and industry to connect with a mentor who could help take them from point A to B.
The Founder of a Macaron Bakery Used Her Past Experience As a Photo Editor to Build Her Instagram-Ready Brand
Dana Pollack knew her macarons were different from others on the market. She just had to make sure her potential customers knew what set them apart.
The founder of K Period Media has a sisterly relationship with her mentor, who's been a support system and close friend for 12 years.
How This Founder Bootstrapped an Office Furniture Company That Targeted What Other Furniture Companies Are Missing
Karen John's startup, Heartwork, creates sleek, functional office furniture. But before she launched, she had to focus her idea, support its development and ignore her family's advice.
'He Is a Champion of Women' Says This Female CEO of a Digital Retailer About Her Mentor and Co-Founder
As co-founder and CEO of Orchard Mile, Jennie Baik wants to change the way we shop in the digital age. And her co-founder and close advisor, Morty Singer, helps her separate the big issues from the tiny hurdles.