In the company of women Inspiration and advice from over 100 makers, artists, and entrepreneurs

Grace Bonney

eBook - 2016

Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the importance of everyday rituals (me...ditating; creating a daily to-do list), and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work spaces.

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[United States] : Artisan 2016.
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Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Bonney is the originator of a robust online gathering for women, Design*Sponge. Some 40 percent of all U.S. businesses are run by women. Based on that (and other forces), Bonney has identified 100 famous and nearly so women who are makers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Pictures (of them and their works) punctuate the interviews, many of which use the same questions—with amazingly different answers: the biggest sacrifice you've made, your favorite thing about your work space, best piece of business advice, what success means. Among the global representatives: a Milan-based illustrator, a London tattoo artist, model and businesswoman Christy Turlington Burns, architect Maya Lin, TV host Carla Hall. And just a few of the shareable quotes: "Live kind; your work will show it"; "The world needs more gratitude and less narcissism"; and "Being prolific is necessary to being professionally successful." This is the ultimate repository for quotable quotes from women. It's the spark of a larger, more universal community for female entrepreneurs. And it acts as a source of inspiration for anyone, regardless of gender, who's running a business, or thinking about it. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Inspired by the talent and entrepreneurial spirit of individuals she met through her work, Bonney, founder of the website Design*Sponge (, highlights women across the globe who have overcome adversity to start their own creative businesses. Interviewees, including writer Tavi Gevinson, designer Maya Lin, actress Issa Rae, and poet Nikki Giovanni, represent all walks of life, launching careers in various industries, from fashion houses and restaurants to arts organizations and academia. Each tells of her favorite aspects of the workspace, the lessons she's learned, the force that keeps her going, and her observations of the world at large. VERDICT An excellent source of inspiration for women (and men) of all ages.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Profiles one hundred influential and creative women from all backgrounds and walks of life who embraced their entrepreneurial spirits and started successful businesses and offers their words of advice for those just starting out.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The best-selling author of Design*Sponge at Home profiles 100 influential and creative women from all backgrounds and walks of life who embraced their entrepreneurial spirits and started successful business and offers their words of advice for those just starting out.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

New York Times BestsellerNamed One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Essence   Named a Best Holiday Gift Book by Real Simple, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Globe, and more   Named a Best Gift for Coworkers by   Named a Best Mother’s Day Gift by the Seattle Times“I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long.” —Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The widely anticipated second book from Grace Bonney, bestselling author of Design*Sponge at Home, profiles in words and pictures 100 influential women who have forged their own paths in business and work, bridging the worlds of lifestyle and business like never before.