Your Favorite Companies Are Run By Women

Did you know some of your favorite companies are run by women? Whether they’re the brand founders, CEOs or other company heads, women are taking over the world by giving you all the things you need. Who knows better what women need, than other women?

International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8th, but women supporting women is not some passing fad. Here’s your guide to some of the coolest women-run companies around that meet your every need. From your luggage to your underwear, and your beauty products to your jewelry, this list has got you covered.

For travel:


Jen Rubio and Steph Korey, the co-founders of the Away luggage brand, have got you covered so that you can travel in style. Their chic “smart suitcases” come with removable, rechargeable batteries and have a lifetime guarantee. Never again do you need to be stranded in an airport in a strange city or country with a dying phone and a broken suitcase.    

Buy it now: Away

For fashion:

Stitch Fix

Founder of Stitch Fix, Katrina Lake, brings the service of a personal stylist right to your home computer. Rather than going to a department store, clients fill out an online survey and a team of stylists curates an outfit selection for them. You can get the outfits delivered as often as you’d like, and return anything you don’t like.  

Buy it now: Stitch Fix

For jewelry:


Ever wonder where your friend, the cool girl on the subway and that influencer you saw on social media the other day got their jewelry? They almost all got their cute rings on Catbird, a Brooklyn-based shop founded by Rony Vardi. Vardi’s selection of curated items and original pieces has everything from knuckle rings to actual wedding rings.  

Buy it now: Catbird

For spirit:

The Wild Unknown

Founded by Kim Krans, The Wild Unknown is known for its incredibly colorful, hand-illustrated tarot decks. You can’t go wrong, whether you go for the original Wild Unknown deck — that is rooted in traditional tarot, but is illustrated to be anything but traditional — or choose the widely popular Animal Spirit deck so you can get in touch with your animal guides on a daily basis.  

Buy it now: The Wild Unknown

The Hoodwitch

Bri Luna was inspired by many women in her family and neighborhood when founding her mystical blog and website. Come for the crystals, pendulums and smudge sticks she sells on her site, and stay for the on-point spiritual advice she posts on her blog.

Buy it now: The Hoodwitch

For intimate apparel:


Michelle Cordeiro Grant got tired of looking at Victoria’s Secret models, and wanted to see real women on lingerie campaigns. Both the real women models, and the reasonable price points make Lively feel like an accessible intimates brand for everybody — and every body.
Buy it now: Wear Lively 

Nubian Skin

Founder Ade Hassan knows that “nude” is not one-size-fits-all. Tired of not seeing a diverse range of skin-tone shades on the market, Hassan created a line of lingerie and hosiery to suit the needs of women of color around the world.

Buy it now: Nubian Skin

For your beauty products:

Credo Beauty

Beauty industry upstart, Credo Beauty, is run by CEO Dawn Dobras and co-founder & COO Annie Jackson. This women-run company is changing the way people think about the ingredients they put on their skin. Dealing in only clean and non-toxic beauty products, you can find just about anything you need there, from hair care to makeup and skin care. Bonus: The majority of the brands in the store are women-owned as well. It’s clear that women are leading the clean beauty revolution.

Buy it now: Credo Beauty

Miss Jessie’s

Co-founded by sisters Miko and Titi Branch, Miss Jessie’s is a line of hair care products for curly hair. What started off as mixing products in their own kitchen has now become a successful company that is a game-changer for folks who formerly didn’t have great products to condition and style their curls.  

Buy it now: Miss Jessie’s

Lisa Bensley is the founder of BeautyByBenz, a health and beauty blog that is really just an excuse to buy too much makeup. When she is not writing, she's probably boxing, obsessing over her Dachshund, Stanley, reading, or binge-watching Law & Order: SVU. Follow her (and Stanley's) antics on Instagram.