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The entrepreneurs on Inc.’s third annual Female Founders 100 list (like Robin Wilson above) have transformed every major industry in America.
This week, Inc. announced its third annual Female Founders 100 list, honoring an influential, ambitious, and diverse group of 100 women who are building America’s most inspiring businesses.
The final list honors entrepreneurs of every age, background, and geography—from very early-stage founders with world-changing ideas to women who have taken companies public, sold them to big buyers, or spent decades building and running their businesses. These women are leading innovative companies in a vast range of global industries, including tech, retail, finance, fitness, health care, consumer products, food, and more.
Robin Wilson has written two books and is considered an expert on CLEAN DESIGN which is a protocol to create a wellness and health-focused living environment.
She has now become the first Black woman with a custom cabinetry line nationwide named in Inc.’s annual Female Founder’s 100 List.
“It is a huge honor to be included in the 3rd annual Inc. Female Founders List,” says Robin. “As an entrepreneur, I’ve worked to transform the eco-friendly lifestyle industry. My life’s goal has been to bring wellness, sustainability and beauty into everyday life. I’ve also made it my priority to solve the hypoallergenic issues facing 1 in 5 Americans. As a result, these products are more in demand and impactful for everyone in their home.”
• Author of Clean Design Wellness for Your Lifestyle
• She was the 1st Black woman to have a custom cabinetry line sold at 400 kitchen & bath dealers nationwide; selling over $82 million wholesale.
• Robin is the second Black woman (after legendary B. Smith) to have a textile line at Bed Bath & Beyond. Robin Wilson Home is a hypoallergenic line that focuses on the $60 billion consumer market affected by allergies and asthma – the statistics show 1 in 5 suffer from this medical condition.
• With funding from friends and family as well as her personal savings, she fought to build her business – overcoming systemic racism.
Inc. editors and writers spent the past year researching candidates for the list, considering a wealth of exciting and accomplished candidates. For the first time, Inc. also invited founders to apply for the list—and to nominate another founder who has particularly impressed them. Each of the founders selected has left her mark on her industry in the past year, by setting audacious goals or by achieving business milestones. Taken together, they represent the female-led future of business.
“Our team vetted thousands of applications to find the 100 women highlighted on this list. It’s the most inspiring work we do all year, and we’re so thrilled to be able to feature these fierce, accomplished entrepreneurs and start to give them the recognition they deserve,” said Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul.
To see the complete list, go to: Inc.com / female-founders.
Introduced in 2018, the Female Founders 100 list was quickly established as one of Inc.’s most esteemed franchises. This year’s package includes a cover story on Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a technology company that is bridging data gaps across the global agriculture sector, empowering decision makers, and creating a more informed, connected, efficient, and productive global agriculture industry; as well as business advice from all of the founders on the topics of big ideas, people, money, culture, and customers.
Inc.’s Female Founders 100 issue (November 2020) is available online now and on newsstands beginning October 27. Join the Female Founders 100 conversation using #FemaleFounders.
About Inc. Magazine
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning, multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion among the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc.
For more information, visit Inc.com.
Robin Wilson is a lifestyle expert in eco-friendly design, sustainability and hypoallergenic issues. Robin Wilson Home has a licensed brand of textiles sold at retail and hospitality. She is also in the process of creating Design+Build projects. She is author of two award-winning books: Clean Design and Kennedy Green House.
She is the first woman with a branded line of custom cabinetry that was sold by over 400 independent kitchen dealers nationwide (2009-2018). First featured in Oprah’s magazines and extensive media coverage since 2005. In May 2013, her furniture line, Nest Home by Robin Wilson, premiered at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. In 2014, she partnered with consumer products giant Panasonic to promote their latest line of cutting-edge products for the home. Robin is an ambassador to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, and previously served on the board of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
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