Meet 10 Career Girls Who Prove Anyone Can Start A Business

At CGD, we aim to motivate and guide young women in their careers. So we thought we’d take this opportunity, to highlight an innovative group of young professionals and entrepreneurs who are exemplary career girls that have made it. Here are 10 successful startups founded by women, who deserve some spotlight and if they can do it, so can you!



Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside like a hermit. Check out our tips on budgeting here and download Frugl. Founded by Suzanne Noble, Frugl creates a list of free or low-cost activities that you can do in the surrounding area and provides you with information such as ticket sales or directions.


The Skimm  

Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg launched The Skimm, a daily newsletter that brings all the top stories of the day right to you. Formatted and written in a fresh and humorous way, their daily dish will always catch your attention.




Created by Kate Matsudaira, Popforms is another email newsletter that is geared toward the young entrepreneur – aka, us career girls! You’ll receive career advice and resources to help you launch your start up off the ground. Any career girl needs these life-saving apps!


Easily Do

Did you ever watch Sex & the City and wish Carrie was your personal assistant? You may not be able to afford one, but EasilyDo, co-founded by Hetal Panday, will sync your email, social media and calendars all into one. So, you’re always on top of your work and play. Need more tips on how to save time, read this post!



Yes, this fashion website has been around for a while, it’s a popular one here at CGD, so naturally it’s worth a mention. Polyvore, co-founded by Jess Lee, simplifies online shopping and allows you to shop for the things you love. Give it a go and you’ll be hooked!



Photo: Siberianfruit


Speaking of fashion, once you’ve refined your personal style, head on over to Wanelo. Deena Varshavskaya, CEO of Wanelo, will help you shop for clothes that you categorize as “want, need, or love.” Pick from over 350,000 stores, even while you’re on your phone.


The RealReal

Got any designer clothing or accessories that you don’t wear anymore? Well, instead of selling them on Ebay, Julie Wainwright created an online resale market that will help you sell your designers for profit. And if you’re feeling spendy, but don’t want to buy a Chanel bag at full price, check out The RealReal for a real deal. If you need some more ideas on saving money, check out these apps!




Meredith Perry found her laptop dead in the middle of class one day. Without a charger, what is a girl to do? Well, she did extensive research, experimentation and networking and was able to develop a wireless charger that utilizes ultrasound waves. That’s what I call genius!



Founded by Putri Nural Ida, Fiestah allows users to compare quotes for various event vendors. So if you’re planning an upcoming business meeting or are in charge of planning your best friend’s bridal shower, Fiestah can help make this a one-stop-shop for a seamless process.


Travelling Spoon

Have you ever been to another country and had no idea where to get authentic food? Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence solved this issue by creating the Traveling Spoon. Think Yelp, but international. With the help of fellow travelers and their restaurant reviews, you can be sure to find the kind of cuisine you are looking for. Bon appetit!

P.S The Career Girl Daily App is now live! Download it now on iOS!

  1. Definitely going to find out more about some of these businesses. Hopefully I’ll find a bargain on The RealReal, and Travelling Spoon sounds invaluable in new cities.

    Lisa x

  2. I’m such a fan of The Skimm! Such a simple, yet essential, idea that has been transformed into a thriving business. Carly and Danielle really made a wonderful decision there :D

    That Twenty Something

  3. I just joined theSkimm when I learned about it yesterday. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock for a while.

  4. Love the recommendations, just signed up to The Skimm and Popforms. Let’s see how they go!

    Besma | Curiously Conscious

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