Across the globe, women are embracing their entrepreneurial spirits and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds and industries, including well-known names like Sibella Court and Tavi Gevinson. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the importance of everyday rituals (meditating; creating a daily to-do list) and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work spaces.
About the Author
Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge, a daily website dedicated to the creative community. Design*Sponge was founded in 2004 and currently reaches over 1.5 million readers per day. A native of Virginia Beach, Bonney has worked as a contributing editor at publications such as "House & Garden," "Domino," and "Craft" magazine. She is passionate about supporting all members of the creative community; she runs an annual scholarship for up-and-coming designers, writes a free business column for creatives, and is the host of a weekly radio show, "After the Jump," which reaches over 500,000 listeners per episode. Her first book, Design*Sponge at Home, is a national bestseller and has over 100,000 copies in print. After 12 years in Brooklyn, Bonney now lives in New York s Hudson Valley with her wife and their three pets."
Grace's excellent book is full of empowering business advice from a diverse group of inspirational and talented women. -- Martha Stewart
Grace Bonney has given us our favorite icons, heroes, and bandit queens in one of the oldest living forms of communication: a book. Enjoy, dear readers, for each page turn is a meditation on the power of the Divine Feminine. -- Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent
These amazing stories will surely spark something deep within us all: the courage to dream and the fortitude to make those dreams happen. -- Joanna Gaines, owner of Magnolia, host of HGTV's Fixer Upper
A joyful book that celebrates both the diversity of beauty and the beauty of diversity: in race, age, size, sexuality, and ways of thinking. -- Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times bestselling author of A Little Life
I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long. -- Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers
A world of insight from an array of intriguing, trailblazing women. And the photography is gorgeous! -- Padma Lakshmi, author of Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir
I hope this book becomes an almanac that will continue to expound on the work and the lives of everyday cis, trans, and queer women and women of color who are building and becoming businesses, and that will remind other exceptional women that they are in good company. -- Angelica Ross, founder of TransTech and star of Her Story