These women didn’t break the mold – they created the mold. These pioneers forged their own way, made their own mistakes, but in the end, blossomed because of them. Now, they are mentors for everyone to follow.
Bri Warner, President & CEO, Atlantic Sea Farms
Available regionally, from Massachusetts to Maine and beyond
A commercially viable seaweed farm in the United States? Kelp yeah! Bri Warner leads the team at Atlantic Sea Farms, a company with a mission to bring delicious seaweed snacks to the masses while providing a domestic alternative to imported seaweed products.
Bella Hughes, Cofounder, Shaka Tea
Available regionally, in Arizona, California, Hawaii and beyond
Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, Bella Hughes created Shaka Tea, the first line of iced teas brewed with the Hawaii-grown superleaf, mamaki. Her goal? To offer something truly authentic to her customers beyond Hawaii, while also supporting her local community.
Annie Chun, Cofounder, GimMe Snacks
Annie Chun carved a path as the cofounder of GimMe Organic, the world’s first organic, Non-GMO Project verified seaweed snacks company. With flavors like extra-virgin olive oil, teriyaki and wasabi, Annie’s seaweed is grown in the Yellow Sea off the coast of South Korea.
The Women of Friedas, Owners, Frieda’s Specialty Produce
If you love kiwifruit and spaghetti squash, you can thank Frieda Rapoport Caplan. As founder of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, she is credited with introducing over 200 fresh produce items to the U.S. since 1962. Today, the second-generation female-owned family business is helmed by daughters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, with Frieda’s granddaughter Alex Jackson Berkley (pictured) serving as Sales Director.
Kristy Lewis, Founder, Quinn Snacks
Just three days after her son was born, Kristy Lewis decided to start a company that would challenge the snacking status quo by reimagining her favorite childhood snacks: pretzels and popcorn. Quinn is an advocate for transparency in the food system and has won multiple awards, including awards for packaging innovation for their Pure Pop microwave popcorn bag made with compostable paper.
Evan Healy, Founder, Evanhealy
It was like the Wild West in 1988 when Evan Healy joined the holistic skin care industry. She focused on organically grown, plant- based ingredients like essential oils and hydrosols, as well as mineral-rich clays — and the world began to notice. Evan’s philosophy? Less is more, all inspired by her love of plants and knowledge of how skin works.
Lisa Curtis, Founder, Kuli Kuli
Kuli Kuli is more than an energizing green moringa powder used in everything from smoothies to pestos — it's a passion project begun by Lisa Curtis while serving in the Peace Corps. Lisa is credited not only with bringing moringa to the U.S., but also improving the lives of women in Africa and beyond by supporting women-owned farming cooperatives.
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