March 1st kicked off Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and highlight some of the incredible contributions that women have brought to our history and contemporary society. To honor Women’s History Month and celebrate some amazing female leaders out there, our team has come together to curate some of our absolute favorite woman-owned businesses to include in your job search. So plug in your headphones, hit play on your ‘job search empowerment’ playlist – and check out Atrium’s picks for the best women-owned businesses to work for.

Tory Burch

Tory Burch is a leading fashion brand, known for its iconic T logo and versatile styles that are wearable for women of all ages. Founded in 2004 from her kitchen table, Tory Burch knew her mission was not only to create fashion for all women, but to continue to empower other women entrepreneurs. The company has established incredible cultural ideals (coined “Buddy Values” by Tory Burch herself) inclusive of honesty, kindness, integrity, and compassion. They promote investing time and professional development in each one of their employees. They also have a high emphasis on diversity as a critical component of their internal and external initiatives, including their Color Brave program which hosts conversations about harmful stereotypes and unconscious biases. Tory also created the Tory Burch Foundation, which provides business resources to other female entrepreneurs- talk about paying it forward!   If you want a woman-owned leader who takes the time to value each of her employees, Tory Burch is definitely the place for you.

Kindbody

KindBody, which opened in 2018, is a newer woman-owned gynecology and feminine health care company, specializing in making fertility treatment accessible, affordable, and inclusive. Not only does the mission behind KindBody speak to such important topics for women and women’s health, but they prioritize the importance of diversity, flexibility, open-mindedness, and compassion in the workplace, providing all employees with flexible work hours, benefits, and fun company outings. With a current 4.5+ star rating on Glassdoor and positive employee feedback about the leadership team and individual growth potential, KindBody is a trailblazer in its industry and one of our top picks for best women-owned companies to work for!

Baked by Melissa

Opening its first store in 2009, Baked by Melissa is another top contender for one of the best female-founded companies to work for. This well-known bakery specializes in miniature handcrafted cupcakes, making life a little sweeter with each bite. Through several partnerships with amazing charitable initiatives, including Girls Opportunity Alliance and Good Grief, Baked by Melissa puts giving back at the forefront. Their internal culture is another plus added to the great work Melissa has done for her community. Some perks in the office include a free-spirited and innovative internal team, lots of opportunity for advancement, and a comprehensive benefit package. Plus, who doesn’t love miniature cupcakes?

Briogeo

Briogeo is a cruelty-free hair care brand, founded in 2013 by Nancy Twine, after years of making homemade hair care with her grandmother. The company emphasizes clean and natural ingredients and product diversity suited for all hair types. Their website boasts their belief in “celebrating everyone’s unique, authentic + natural beauty.” You can learn more about how the company was built by its founder from the ground up on a recent episode of  NPR’s “How I Built This with Guy Raz.” Not only is Briogeo a rising star in the hair care industry, but it also has a top tier company culture with a focus on diversity, entrepreneurship, and personal development.  

Now that you know some of the perks of the best women-owned businesses to work for, get out there and get applying. Still looking for more motivation before you get started? Consider brushing up on a few powerful lessons from fierce female entrepreneurs or take a quiz to find out which female leader you are most similar to.


Abigail Joyce
Abigail Joyce

A recent graduate of Fordham University, Abigail is a Recruiter/Project Assistant at Atrium. Her various educational and career experiences have helped to shape her unique job seeker perspective.