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10 Female Entrepreneurs to Follow for Purpose-Driven Business Inspirations

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As National Entrepreneurship Month 2021 closes, Publicity For Good, a purpose-driven PR firm  put the spotlight on ten female business leaders who are courageously changing the world for the better with their innovative business ideas that continue to impact lives positively.

If you’re someone who wants to start your own business but is also passionate about helping others, give each of them a follow on social media for inspiration and tips.

1. Delphia Brewton

Delphia Brewton, an executive chef of over nine years, founded the now famous Blessings From My Heart to Your Table as a means to help women and children who suffered from domestic abuse find new hope through financial support and skills that allow them to work in an environment that is conducive for their healing journey. A survivor of domestic violence of 14 years, Delphia understands how hard it is to get out of abusive relationships and has built a business model that makes it easy for others. Follow her journey at @blessingsfrommyhearttoyours IG account.

2. Heather DeSantis

Heather founded her own communication agency, Publicity For Good (PFG), after working as a top publicist for years. She just always knew that she wanted to work on something that has more meaning while using her network and expertise. Today, PFG is dubbed as the country’s leading PR and digital agency for purpose-driven brands. This year alone, the agency was awarded the Bronze Award for Midsize Agency of the Year by Bulldog Awards and Ragan’s PR Daily Awards’ PR Leader of the Year. Meanwhile, Heather received an Honorable Mention, CEO of the Year by PRNews Platinum PR Awards and earned an Honoree spot in Top Women in PR 2021 Entrepreneurs Award. She and her husband run their agency from their Airstream, which travels across the country. Follow her on Instagram.com/heatherdesantis to know more about her journey. 

3. Peggy Sullivan

Peggy is the founder and CEO of SheCAN!, a nonprofit organization that utilizes community, continuous learning, and coaching to help women grow personally and professionally–shaping them to become effective, brave leaders who are not afraid to rise from the pack. She is also a leadership speaker, mindset expert, and the author of the very recently launched book, “Happiness is Your Responsibility”. She posts articles on her Linkedin account and shares a lot of motivational content via her Instagram account @peggysullivanspeaker

4. Rachel Bieber

When Rachel Bieber learned how bad the world’s human trafficking crisis is, she knew she had to do something. This is how the chef and food stylist founded Food and Courage, a New York-based cookie bakery that commits 10% of each cookie profit to helping organizations that are working to end human trafficking. Learn more about Rachel and her efforts by following her personal Instagram account, @rachel_bieber95 or that of Food and Courage’s.

5. Daphne Hedley

Daphne established Mekhala after seeing the lack of clean Asian food products available in the market. Mekhala is a fast-growing Asian whole foods brand that manufactures its own certified organic products. They are available in Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Canada and the US. Through Mekhala, Daphne is able to hire and empower illiterate Burmese Shan women at their factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She also supports the School of Hope, a school for Burmese children started and run by her co-founder Jang. Follow @mekhalaliving on Instagram and @Mekhala.Living on Facebook to learn more about this inspiring company.

6. Theresa Pham

Through a partnership with peer-to-peer suicide prevention program, Hope Squad, Theresa, the founder of Organically sourced probiotic kombucha brand, Holy Kombucha, is helping raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health issues. You can learn more about her and Holy Kombucha’s efforts at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tphamsmu or by following https://www.instagram.com/holykombucha.

7. Joyce Dales

Through her brand, Buzzagogo, Joyce helps families and individuals everywhere to live better lives through her all-natural, homeopathic remedies that fight cold, allergy symptoms, even flu, and inflammation, through nasal swabbing. The best way to connect with Joyce and Buzzagogo is through their TikTok account (@buzzagogo) or Facebook page (@ColdBeeGone).

8. Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse

All-American handbag company R. Riveter was founded by military wives, Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse after fully understanding how hard it is for military spouses to find meaningful employment that fits their transient lifestyle. Both Bradley and Cruse are highly educated, creative, and determined, yet neither was able to find meaningful work despite their qualifications. Today, R. Riveter is 10 years old and has so far helped over a hundred military spouses discover just how rewarding it is to have a career despite having a mobile lifestyle. Every R. Riveter bag is a representation of the story, hard work and aspirations of the women who worked on it. Follow them on Instagram.com/rriveterbags to learn more about their journey.

9. Jane Merten

As the VP for Marketing at Certified B Corp, Eco Lips, Jane is one of the key people who ensure that the brand follows a business model that aims to help others at every touchpoint. The brand helps consumers by giving them access to USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Leaping Bunny Certified, and 100% vegan cosmetic and wellness products. It also helps growers and communities through Fair Trade practices. It helps the environment and its employees too. But that’s not all that Jane does. She’s also the founder and CEO of All Out Naturals, an organic deodorant and handcrafted soap bar brand for sensitive skin. Add her as a connection on https://www.linkedin.com/in/janemerten to know how she’s working to help people find clean solutions.

10. Sarah Bowmar

Many got to know Sarah through her fitness lessons and travels, but did you know that the certified nutritionist, bestselling author, and co-founder of  Bowmar Nutrition and Apex Protein is also a silent altruist? Through Bowmar Nutrition, she has helped countless individuals through her and her husband’s food distribution programs and K-9 sponsorships to help fight child sex offenders–among many other efforts. She documents her daily life and learnings at www.sarahbowmar.com and Instagram @sarah_bowmar.


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