Fortune has selected the 2014 class of Fortune Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs. These are 10 female founders of thriving, innovative, groundbreaking companies with revenue in the $1 million-to-$25 million range. Fortune readers and members of our Most Powerful Women community nominated more than 150 applicants, and a team of editors—Senior Editor at Large Pattie Sellers, Assistant Managing Editor Leigh Gallagher and I—reviewed the impressive applications and winnowed the field to these 10 winners:
- Ruzwana Bashir, Founder and CEO, Peek
- Cynthia Breazeal, Founder and CEO, Jibo, Inc.
- Amy Buckner Chowdhry, CEO and Co-Founder, AnswerLab
- Susan Coelius Keplinger, Founder and COO, Triggit
- Heidi Ganahl, Founder and CEO, Camp Bow Wow
- Fiona Gathright, President and CEO, Wellness Corporate Solutions
- Julia Huang, Founder and CEO, interTrend Communications / Imprint Venture Lab
- Sara Murray, Founder and CEO, Buddi
- Rachel Shechtman, Founder, STORY
- Debbie Sterling, Founder and CEO, GoldieBlox
These women will attend the 2014 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, October 6-8 in Laguna Niguel, CA. The list of past MPWE winners includes outstanding founder/builders such as Eventbrite’s Julia Hartz, Wildfire’s Victoria Ransom, DwellStudio’s Christiane Lemieux, The Honest Company’s Jessica Alba, Vosges Haut-Chocolat’s Katrina Markoff, Hearsay Social’s Clara Shih, Minted’s Miriam Naficy—and Care.com’s
Sheila Marcelo, who along with United Therapeutics
sponsors this year’s Fortune MPWE program.
Come back to Fortune.com on September 18 — when we will publish the 2014 Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list online — for more information on the 2014 MPWEs, as well as a look back at select winners since we launched the program in 2009.