To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting our favorite things from female founders, changemakers, and industry leaders who inspire us today and every day.
Makeup maven turned certified health coach Bobbi Brown’s goal is to make women look and feel their best. These nourishing, biotin-packed gummy vitamins deliver fuller, shinier hair and stronger nails and taste like a treat.
Artist turned fashion designer and mother Lela Rose is proof that women can have it all. Her designs have appeared on the likes of Jessica Alba, Selena Gomez, and Michelle Obama.
Gorgeous craftsmanship and flattering silhouettes aside, Jessie Randall’s brand aims to protect the planet by only producing small, handcrafted pieces to prevent waste. These gleamy, watercolor sandals are on our wishlist and have us dreaming of spring.
When people think of cooking school, an intimidating institution comes to mind. And then there’s Haven’s Kitchen, which offers cooking classes for everyone—from people who want to perfect their pie crust to those who have never cooked an egg. She recently developed five ready-made sauces after years of listening to students and their pleas for fresh, quality, easy sauces that would help them cook more. She based the first 3 flavors on recipes from her students’ favorite classes.
Katie Sturino and Kate McPherson have women top of mind when creating and formulating each and every product in their line of body products – think a thigh chafe stick and on-the-go shower sheets. This aluminum-free deodorant is our favorite and smells like salty beach air.
Vestiaire Collective was cofounded by Fanny Moizant who launched it in 2009, improving our #OOTDs forever by offering a community platform where members can buy and sell premium, pre-owned designer clothes and accessories. Genius.
Our founders Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd embody what it means to be a woman – they had the smarts, strength, and courage to start The Laundress 15 years ago and continue to empower their team of all women today.
Ulla Johnson’s eponymous line consists of dreamy, ethereal pieces (like this one!) were designed to last and be handwashed, not dry cleaned – two practices that are at the core of The Laundress brand.
As if you needed convincing that Lingua Franca’s founder Rachelle Hruska MacPherson believes in women empowerment, $100 from each sweater purchased supports Planned Parenthood.
Girl boss Tracee Ellis Ross was already a girl boss… and then she made this line of affordable haircare and styling products developed just for curly-haired women.
Nadine Abramcyk and Adair Ilyinsky wanted a relaxing, haven-like mani-pedi spot that used clean products, so they made one themselves (talk about girl power!). Now they have locations in New York, California, and Texas along with their own line of 8-free nail colors and nail care.
When it comes to sustainable clothing, you often have to sacrifice things like tailoring and aesthetic. So Joanna Dai founded Daiwear, a line of clothing for professional woman that combines smart, sustainable fabrics with chic designs. Joanna is also an advocate for social impact that empowers women.
Quality is one of the main pillars of April Gargiulo’s brand. Which is exactly why her line of skincare consists of only two products. She makes sure there’s a purpose behind everything that goes into her serum and essence, from ingredients to packaging. This essence is an investment but the brightening, firming, and hydrating benefits are well worth it.
Fewer, better, things is the foundation that founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson have built Wander Beauty on. The collection of makeup and skincare products are designed to fit seamlessly into the lives of busy women (like you!).