It’s March and Women’s History Month: Women Opening Doors in Business

What began in 1978, in Sonoma County, California as “Women’s History Week, has grown to be recognized as “Women’s History Month” across the world. Every March, and October in Canada, women celebrate the accomplishments of each other all month long. Today, we pause to highlight three women lead business initiatives in working to move the needle and help women thrive as retail artisans, filmmakers, and as founders.  

The Incubator

Shop Made in D.C. is a retail incubator for dc-area artisans.  Shop Made in DC is the brainchild, of Stacey Price. This popular brick and mortar and online platform showcasing more than 200 D.C. area makers and creators and allows local residents and visitors from around the world a dedicated space to discover and support locals. This month, Shop Made in D.C. is celebrating women makers and artists with their “She DC” campaign. 86% of Shop Made in D.C. products are by women.  To discover more about “She DC” visit  

Women Who Fund

Female Founder Office Hours is on a mission to increase the numbers of women-led companies.  The company was founded by a group of female venture capitalists including Eurie Kim – Forerunner, Jenny Lefcourt – Freestyle, Jennifer Carolan-Reach, Jess lee, – Sequoia and several others. The groups host quarterly free events that dive into topics from how to fundraise, networker and other relevant business topics. 

The Storyteller

African American Women In Cinema is creating business opportunities for minority women filmmakers in entertainment. Terra Renee is the founder of AAWIC and a film producer.  AAWIC hosts film talks, film festivals, and other events supporting women in film.