Made By Women in NYC

Owning a business in any capacity is a feat in itself, but to shatter the glass ceiling as a woman in any industry is an even bigger feat. We stand behind anyone who has the courage to pursue their passions and overcome obstacles to make their dreams a reality, just like our founder Shelagh D’Arcy-Hinds.

1. Cliffton Dry- Shelagh D’Arcy-Hinds
Shelagh, a New Yorker who hails from Cape Town, South Africa, was inspired to create Cliffton Dry when she noted that a fresh, sparkling beverage, like the sparkling apple wine she had enjoyed overseas, was missing in the United States. She sought to create a light, fresh, sparkling apple wine that would fulfill a yearning among a new generation of drinkers looking for an everyday sparkling to compliment their refined palette. Shelagh traveled throughout New York State to find the finest, sustainable  apples with her team to sustainable orchards throughout New York State.
A great deal of love and integrity is poured into every bottle of this exceptionally delicate, pure and politely dry drink.
2. Glossier– Emily Weiss
Emily Weiss has enough experience in the fashion and beauty industry to make anyone feel like they’re in good hands when applying Glossier products to their skin. Glossier’s philosophy is all about feeling amazing in your own skin, and not masking your natural with makeup, but rather enhancing your best features. “Snobby isn’t cool, happy is cool.”
3. Rent the Runway– Jennifer Fleiss, Jennifer Hyman
Rent the Runway is an online service that provides designer dress and accessory rentals. Rent the Runway was started by Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, who met at Harvard Business School and launched the company in November 2009. Initially a purely e-commerce company, it later opened brick-and-mortar retail locations in New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
4. Spoon University– Mackenzie Barth and Sarah Adler
Spoon University is the everyday food resource for our generation, on a mission to make food make sense. On the site, you can find the simplest recipes, the most obvious hacks you can’t believe you didn’t know, and the best restaurants around campus that you haven’t found yet. Spoon University is here to simplify your meals and your life.
5. Thrive Global– Arianna Huffington
Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance. Recent science has shown that the pervasive belief that burnout is the price we must pay for success is a delusion. We know, instead, that when we prioritize our well-being, our decision-making, creativity, and productivity improve dramatically. Thrive Global is committed to accelerating the culture shift that allows people to reclaim their lives and move from merely surviving to thriving.
6. Girls Who Code– Reshma Saujani
Girls Who Code has gone from 20 girls in New York to 10,000 girls in 42 states. That’s the same number of girls who graduate each year with a degree in computer science. That’s progress! What started as an experiment has grown into a national movement. When girls learn to code, they become change agents in their communities.
7. The Skimm– Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin
Two friends in our 20s, who hail from New York and Chicago.
“Our startup romance is one for the books — we met on a rainy day in Rome while we were both studying abroad in college. We bonded over a mutual love of fried artichokes. What we didn’t know as we struggled to order in Italian, was that we’d reconnect years later working in our own country’s capital. By that point, we had become professional storytellers, as producers for NBC News — working in breaking news, political news, and documentaries. We clicked as colleagues, as friends, and as roommates, and it didn’t take long for theSkimm to take off from our living room couch.”
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