A curated
directory 
of women
owned businesses

This collection of small and medium-sized businesses run by women around the world is a celebration of the female imprint – an effort to support each other, our passions and voices, and to encourage those trying to make a positive impact on the world today. I see you! 🌎

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Iconic, female voices in non-profit
and the arts & entertainment industry

Art Galleries

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery - founded in 2012 by Mariane Ibrahim, the M. I. A. Gallery in Seattle started as a way to showcase artists from underrepresented regions such as Africa and the Middle East, focusing primarily on African and African diaspora artists.

Production companies

ARRAY – founded in 2011 by Ava DuVernay as a multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change.

LuckyChap Entertainment - founded in 2014 by actress Margot Robbie, LuckyChap focuses on promoting female stories by female storytellers. The production company tries to fill the gap caused by gender inequality in the film industry.

Bookshops

The Second Shelf - founded by A. N. Devers in 2018 to provide a safe space for writers, readers, and book collectors to celebrate rare books by and about women and non-binary writers. The literary magazine and rare book catalogue aims to increase the visibility of books by women throughout history.

Cultural

Doha Film Institute -founded in 2010 by Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. A nonprofit cultural organisation established to support the growth of the Qatari film community and to provide funding and international networking opportunities to creators.

Education

The Oprah Leadership Academy for Girls - inspired by her own disadvantaged childhood, Oprah Winfrey founded the foundation in 2007 after a conversation with Nelson Mandela. The foundation is located in South Africa and aims to serve children, families, and communities, with a specific focus on youth education and leadership.

Malala Fund - cofounded by Malala Yousafzai in 2013, this international foundation advocates for girls´ education. The non-profit organization aims to break down barriers that hold girls back.

Women for Women International - a charity founded in 1993 by Iraqi-American humanitarian, entrepreneur, and author Zainab Salbi. The organization helped more than 479,000 marginalized women survivors of war, living in the most dangerous places in the world. The charity’s year-long training program aims to learn women how to earn and save money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard at home and in their community.

Barefoot Foundation - a Colombian charity founded by artist Shakira in 1997, with the aim of helping poor and impoverished children. The Barefoot Foundation works to ensure that every Colombian child can exercise their right to quality education.

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