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Business Insider: PRESENTING 19 female founders who self-funded their businesses share their top advice for startup success

by | Mar 12, 2020

Originally published on Business Insider by Jennifer Ortakales, March 8, 2020

We Are Rosie founder and CEO, Stephanie Nadi Olson 

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Today is International Women’s Day, which celebrates the accomplishments of women around the globe and is a call to action in gender parity. 

Female founders may not receive as much venture funding as their male counterparts, but they’re more likely to start businesses, according to a recent report by Visa.

In honor of women who are shaping business and leadership, we’ve rounded up 13 female founders who started their companies by themselves and drove them to success.

These women worked, pitched, applied, and saved their way to the funding they needed to grow. Today, they maintain full ownership of their businesses, or otherwise share ownership with their cofounders. They bootstrapped their companies without outside investment (though some may take equity soon).

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