From the restaurant to beauty industries, entrepreneurs to charitable organizations, Atlanta women rule. And while this list only skims the surface of the imprint women-owned businesses make in Atlanta, it’s a good start. Keep reading for some of our favorite places and companies around town that are either founded, owned, or directed by women.
Chai-Yo & Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft
Daughter of the esteemed Charlie and Nan Niyomkul of Nan Thai Fine Dining fame, Dee Dee is a powerhouse by her own right. Creating Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft in Brookwood Hills and now Chai-Yo in Buckhead, her upscale Thai concepts have innovated right through the pandemic. Offering family style meals to go, outdoor dining with live music, and considerable contributions towards ending food insecurity, Dee Dee is at the helm of a growing and thriving component of the Atlanta restaurant scene.
Run Social Atlanta
Temilola 'Tes' Sobomehin Marshall, founder and director of Running Nerds and Run Social Atlanta, created an inclusive running team, dedicated to raising funds for and increasing awareness around the organization’s mission: To promote health & fitness through education, running, and volunteerism in underserved communities.
How to Support: Register for an upcoming event, and lace up your shoes!
Peiru Kim graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in business in 1996, then worked for a real estate development company for more than 15 years before purchasing her first Sugarcoat location in 2010. Since then, it's grown to six locations with two more set to open in the upcoming months. And it goes far beyond the typical nail salon, offering a beautiful environment and seats that make the guest feel like they're sitting on their own thrones.
How to Support: Do yourself a solid and book an appointment today, and don't forget to take your mini-me! They have Miss Priss packages for guests ages 10 & under.
Owner Kim Wilson wanted to create a true market where you could as easily pick up groceries and dinner as you could create memorable, tasteful, and locally-sourced baskets for that new neighbor, or new baby, or friend in need of a pick-me-up. You'll find the freshest produce, CBD products, prepared foods, customized gift baskets, unique gifts, bath essentials, and an extensive wine collection at the shop in the heart of Buckhead.
3 Parks Wine Shop
Sarah Pierre, owner of Glenwood's 3 Parks Wine Shop, may have gotten her taste for wine during her stint at Star Provisions group (Bacchanalia, Floataway Café, and Abattoir), but she's created a casually elegant neighborhood wine shop known for its selection of small-production wines, family-owned vineyards, and family-owned properties.
How to Support: Engage with 3 Parks with a virtual wine tasting, or swing by to pick up your weekend wine.
451 Bill Kennedy Way, Suite C
Visit Molly Sipp's Buckhead bungalo for all your cosmetic procedural needs. She started her career in nursing, graduating from Wofford College with a BS in Biology, then obtaining a BSN at MUSC in Charleston, SC. After receiving an MSN at Emory University, Molly worked as an RN at Emory University Hospital, later practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner outside of Boston before moving back to Atlanta. A mother of 4, Molly created Facial Aesthetics of Buckhead—or FAB—from her home, later moving to an adorable house converted to business, where you can find her now.
How to Support: Whether it's skincare you need or you're looking for a needle, Molly can provide you with expert advice and a talented application.
2975 N Fulton Dr. Ne
The Honey Pot Co.
Bea Dixson created The Honey Pot Co. so women could have hygiene products without chemicals, toxins, artificial fragrance, or anything synthetic. They're biodegradable, cruelty-free, clinically tested and gynecologist-approved.
How to Support: Buy Honey Pot products locally at Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, and CVS. Find your closest location that sells them here.
Lisa Amundsen is co-owner of Le Macaron French Pastries franchise in Atlanta (the parent company is also woman-owned), where you can enjoy a modern take on the classic French pâtisserie. Signature macarons, as well as gourmet chocolates, gelato, European style beverages, and homemade candy are available at one of multiple locations, and the perfect treat at the end of a long week. In Avalon, Le Macaron can be found in a petite 90 square-foot kiosk, serving eclairs, tarts, mini-tarts, napoleons, gourmet chocolates, meringues, cakes, and specialty beverages including Lorina, a sparkling French lemonade, in addition to its wide selection of macarons.
How to Support: Pre-order your macaron flavors for in-store pickup.
2200 Avalon Blvd.
Lydia Mays, founder and director of See Beautiful, a philanthropic company providing inspiring, ethically-sourced products to create more beautiful in the world, wanted to empower women to change how they see the world, and then change the world. With every purchase from See Beautiful's curated shop, you help fund carefully vetted, sustainable projects of non-profit organizations.
How to Support: Shop for home, friends, and yourself online at the See Beautiful shop.
The Village Market ATL
The Village Market, founded by Lakeysha Hallmon, connects Black-owned businesses to engaged consumers, impactful resources, and investors. Their thriving ecosystem reaches small businesses in 21 states and 4 countries, with an official partnership with The Bahamas.
How to Support: Attend The Village Market ATL, a quarterly marketplace experience premiering carefully selected diverse Black artisans, makers and service providers from across the country. The experience features live performances, art installations, a community favored, Village Cafe’ (plant-based café), gifted entrepreneurs and more.
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