Celebrating female business owners
In honor of Women’s History Month, read about five women who are running successful businesses.
Through industries ranging from watch repair, restaurant, clothing, and recycling, Gregoria Miranda, Sadaf Salout, Alison Grooms, Michelle “Mickey” Coffino, and Josie Natori are paving the way in their fields. These female business owners are pursuing their passions and celebrating success, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo has a rich history of supporting female business owners and providing access to capital and financial services. Below are a few recent examples.
Coming to America with only ‘your mind and a backpack full of dreams’
At 19 years old, Gregoria Miranda left her home in Nicaragua to chase her dreams of employment and a better life in the U.S. At 32 years old, she’s achieved both and become a small business owner along the way. Read Gregoria Miranda’s story.
An appetite for business
When Sadaf Salout isn’t busy running her Persian restaurant or buying a franchise, you’ll likely find her in the classroom, where she most recently earned her doctorate degree. Read Sadaf Salout’s story.
From hair brushing to car crushing
After 30 years, Mickey Coffino made the leap from hair salon owner to recycling center CEO, but the loan that made that move possible almost became her undoing until she found Wells Fargo banker Chris Underwood. Read Mickey Coffino’s story.
A passion for fashion in the digital marketplace
Alison Grooms has turned her lifelong interest in clothing and design into a flourishing retail company using a business roadmap built on the information highway. Read Alison Grooms’ story.
Josie Natori knows what women want
After chasing her career dreams halfway around the world, Josie Natori traded in her job on Wall Street to launch her own clothing company. Now, 40 years later, she’s built a fashion empire. Read Josie Natori’s story.