October 11 was National Day of the Girl, and October 16 is National Bosses Day, so what better way to celebrate those holidays than by telling you all about our favorite girl bosses right here in Northwest Arkansas!
Kirsten has been a long time resident of Northwest Arkansas, and the brains behind the wildly successful clothing store, Riffraff. She started the company as a storefront to sell her refurbished furniture, but it quickly grew into the trendiest boutique on the Fayetteville square, and landed her on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2015. Riffraff is well-known both locally and nationally, and the entire team is made up of women under 26 – talk about girl bosses!
Tess created Savoir-Faire in 2011, and it has thrived ever since! The store prides itself on being a mecca for all things trendy, and for providing an exclusive Fayetteville shopping experience. On top of being an incredible careerwoman, Tess became a mom to a beautiful baby boy, Finley, last year! Juggling a successful storefront and a rambunctious boy can surely be stressful at times, but Tess does it with such elegance and grace. Keep killin’ it, girl!
Elizabeth is the owner and operator of Glo Limited. As a mom and wife, she juggles her business and family life so well. Elizabeth makes a point to always be a mom first, and businesswoman second, which we admire! Apart from her incredible skills as a businesswoman and mom, she is also a pro at makeup! All of your future brides-to-be, call Glo to get a consultation with Elizabeth!
Betsy is the owner of FreeRide studio in Fayetteville. After taking her first cycle class on a trip to NYC – and falling in love with it- she decided she had to bring this new fitness craze to Fayetteville. FreeRide opened in 2016, and the mom of 2 has totally conquered the world of momhood and building a fitness empire!
Sarah is the owner + buyer for the cutest boutique you ever did see – Label in Bentonville. She had always dreamed of owning her own storefront, and in August of 2016, she made that dream a reality. You can get all the best brands, including Baublebar and Citizens of Humanity, right here in Northwest Arkansas. Thank you, Sarah, for bringing your fabulous sense of style into NWA!
Jade is the co-founder of lola boutique, who was also one of the first organizers for Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week. She started the boutique with her sister in 2004, and brought NWA it’s very first large scale fashion event in 2012. The week was not only created to ogle at the best fashion NWA has to offer, but it also raises funds for local non-profits. This girl has done it all!
Megan got her start as a high school English teacher, and is now the owner of barre3 in Fayetteville. She found her passion for barre after having her youngest son, and wanted to help other people find that passion as well. As a working mama with two beautiful boys, she uses her love of fitness to help women feel their best about themselves. There is really nothing better than seeing women helping women!
Hermine started Dogwatch with her husband from their love of pups. They recognized a need in the area for the new idea of ‘doggie daycare’. A former financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, she worked long hours at both jobs until she finally decided to go full-time with Dogwatch. Now she spends her days taking care of the cutest pups you ever did see, and expanding her business. Goals, am I right?!
And of course, our favorite girl bosses, Leslie Zanoff and Kasie Yokley!
Leslie & Kasie started 3W Magazine in the summer of 2008, based upon a love for Northwest Arkansas and the publishing industry. Seeing a need for a publication focused solely on non-profit events happening in the area. Both are working mamas, and inspire us everyday to be our own girl bosses. We are so thankful for you, Leslie & Kasie!