Two of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Female Founders call Tennessee home

By Shannon Smith, Teknovation Assistant Editor, PYA

We as a society love lists of influential people. Who hasn’t wondered if maybe they’d be named to a local 40 under 40 publication?

For entrepreneurs, making it onto these lists can be a catalyst for their business and the recognition they crave to show they’re making a difference.

Since 2019, the big list targeting women entrepreneurs is Inc. Magazine’s Top Women Entrepreneurs of the Year. This list compiles 100 Female Founders who are making a difference with their companies.

For the first time since this list was born, Tennessee has a spot. Actually, two spots.

Anna Love, founder of Stoked, LLC, and Carter Barnhart, founder of Charlie Health, are both on the 2022 list.

Stoked, LLC, is a Nashville-based global design firm.

Charlie Health, also based in Nashville, offers personalized intensive mental healthcare.

Eight other women in the southeast are also featured on that list. They include:

You can read about all 100 founders featured here.


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