It’s officially International Women’s Day and women entrepreneurship is on the rise and what better way to celebrate than by supporting women-owned businesses. In the last five years, 163 million women around the world have started their own business – accounting for up to 37% of the workforce.
The growth in women-owned companies is right in line with the rapid growth of the health and wellness industry. According to data from the Global Wellness Institute, the wellness industry grew by 10.6% worldwide between 2013 and 2015 and accounts for revenue of $3.72 trillion on a global basis. WOW! It is now a key part of the second-largest sector of women-owned businesses in the U.S.
And it’s no surprise that Indianapolis’ wellness scene is growing and mostly due to women-owned businesses. We put together a list of local women-owned business with a mission to make Indianapolis a little healthier.
One of the very few cafes of its kind in Indianapolis. This cafe is a dairy-free, processed sugar-free, GMO-free and gluten-free cafe. You will not find any animal products on the menu with the exception of raw local sustainably sourced honey. The owner and creator, Audrey Barron is a Certified Raw Food Chef and instructor with the mission to provide an oasis of vibrant, healing food for the community. At Ezra’s, they strive to be as close to 100% organic as possible. This cafe offers something for everyone and it’s delicious.
One of the most popular, yoga studios in Indianapolis is owned by a woman whose mission is to make wellness accessible to everyone. Invoke offers unique classes for everyone regardless of skill level or previous experience – to practice. Classes include pilates, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and more.
Renee is a certified personal trainer, former bodybuilding competitor, author of FIT With Renee Fitness and Nutrition Manual and an expert on health & fitness. As the owner of FIT with Renee, she helps women get focused on their fitness goals, and become inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while transforming their bodies. Renee has helped hundreds of women all over Indianapolis take control of their health.
Kelli Clark is the founder of Conscious Food Company, healthy meal prep and delivery service offering fresh, locally-sourced, sustainable, thoughtful and delicious individually-portioned meals to the busy but health-conscious foodie. Clark a Doctor of Physical Therapy by trade, Clark has always believed in the
Beth Smith is a Certified Raw Food Chef and the Owner of Simplicity Cold Pressed Juice headquartered in Broad Ripple. Her juices are sold at various locations throughout Indianapolis.
Shayna Sangster is an entrepreneur, marketing guru and an all-around badass black woman who owns and operates Just Ride Indy, an indoor cycling studio in the heart of downtown Indy. The studio offers themed classes including Hip & Hop, 90s, Rihanna vs. Beyonce and more to get you pumped up and ready to ride.