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 (crcm) Sheila Marcelo, who along with United Therapeutics (uthr) 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.