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Lauri Newell, Owner of Victory Over Chaos Organizing

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"What's Your Favorite Thing About Being A Woman In Business In Nashville?"

Neely Cotten
Founder & Owner of Compass Health Resources:

"I started Compass Health Resources because I care about people, but I would not be where I am if not for the women in Nashville who have cared about me. The most successful business women I've met believe there is room at this table for everyone, and I strive to emulate their generosity and wisdom. I am indebted to and grateful for those who have led by example, challenged my thinking, cheered for my successes, and patiently walked alongside me to where I stand today. My journey as an entrepreneur is enriched daily by the driven, intelligent women who have paved the way. Southern business women are a force to be reckoned with, and I am proud to be counted among them."

Meagan Benson
Owner & Creator of Pretty Lovely Teas:

"Building a Business from scratch is a frightening thing for any person let alone a woman. However, Nashville has a surprisingly large and supportive community of other fellow female entrepreneurs; that's the crème de le crème of this city."

Marie-Joe Bouffard
Owner & Principal Designer at JFY Designs:

"One of my favorite things about being a business in Nashville is that you never meet a stranger. When I first moved to the city, over 20 years ago now, all my neighbors and all the women I met were so eager to network on my behalf. At the root, that is how my business grew. Whether they are my clients, friends or other creatives assisting me in bringing some of my 'crazy' ideas to life, I get to work every day with some of the most generous, supportive people."

Lauri Newell
Owner, Victory Over Chaos Organizing

“I’ve been delighted by the sense of camaraderie among Nashville women in business. These amazing women support, encourage and cheer for each other, and I love being part of it.”

Dr. Miriam Hall
Orthodontist, Hall Orthodontics 

"My favorite thing about being a business woman in Nashville is sweeping up the pieces of the mold I have broken that represents what women are supposed to be. We are truly super women. Being a mother of four children, a soccer coach, wife and an active member in the community, it is an honor to serve the Nashville area by assisting patients on their journey to living their best smile. From designing the interior of my office to building relationships with patients, I wouldn’t trade it for the world!”

Mindy Bledsoe
CEO & Principal Designer, The Tailored Closet of Nashville & PremierGarage of Nashville

“Owning my own business has been a lifelong dream, and doing something
I love so much is just the icing on the cake. After 18 years, designing
beautiful spaces still brings me joy, but even better is the opportunity to
help people turn their chaos into calm. One of our objectives in starting this
business was to create an organization that puts people before profits. We
are confident that if we continue to treat our employees and clients with the
respect they deserve, our company will continue to grow right along with
this awesome city”.

Sarah Kmita, Owner of Green Hills Seamstress:

"My favorite thing about being a woman in business in Nashville is the supportive community. Nashville has a powerful network of female entrepreneurs who champion one another and build each other up. It’s amazing to feel like I’m in good company."

  • Neely Cotten, Founder and Owner of Compass Health Resources
  • Meagan Benson, Owner and Creator of Pretty Lovely Teas
  • Owner & Principal Designer at JFY Designs
  • Lauri Newell, Owner of Victory Over Chaos Organizing
  • Dr. Miriam Hall, Orthodontist at Hall Orthodontics 
  • Mindy Bledsoe, CEO & Principal Designer, The Tailored Closet of Nashville & PremierGarage of Nashville
  • Sarah Kmita, Owner of Green Hills Seamstress