When Carol Dougal and I founded the Women’s Business Development Center 25 years ago, we had no idea that it’d grow to help over 65,000 women start and expand their businesses. Or that some of those first businesses we assisted would have such tremendous growth. Their successes inspire us to dream big about what the next 25 years could hold for the future of women’s entrepreneurship.
I hope you enjoy their stories as much as we’ve enjoyed sharing them with you. Don’t forget to check out Part 1 of this post and the March issue of Today’s Chicago Woman magazine for more pioneering stories!
Click on each photo in the gallery below to learn more about these amazing women business owners.