The Top 50 Female-Led Companies: Healthcare, Construction And Fashion! Oh My!

According to the latest annual ranking by the Women Presidents’ Organization, women-led companies are having a big year.

Private U.S. companies that were either founded by women or have a woman CEO posted annual revenue of $82.7 million on average. This is nearly twice as much as what these companies were producing in 2009.

Most of the companies that made the top 10 are in tech but the number one spot actually went to a business that provides home health-staffing.

Theresa Daytner’s contracting and constructing company took the number five spot with $17.7 million in revenue and trendy designer Rebecca Minkoff also managed to nab the number six slate with revenue of $17.5 million.

Another interesting company that made the top ten was Camp Bow Wow which provides dog day care and overnight boarding. The company only launched in 2009 and made $51 million in revenue last year.

Six of the companies on the list made more than $200 million in revenue, up from only two companies in 2010.

The study looked at the revenue growth and absolute growth of privately owned, women-owned or led companies that have generated at least $500,000 in annual revenue since 2006.

WPO said women still face the biggest hurdles when it comes to securing investors and venture capital for their businesses.

Here are the WPO’s top 10 women-owned firms:
1. BrightStar Franchising
2. Sierra Nevada Corp.
3. Rose International
4. Doerle Food Services
5. Daytner Construction Group
6. Rebecca Minkoff
7. Artech Information Systems
8. TransPerfect
9. Walden Security
10. Camp Bow Wow

Go here for the full list.

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    • Lindsay Cross

      I got really confused for a minute, because Sierra Nevada is also the name of a beer that I love. I thought, really? A microcraft brewer owned by a female? That’s awesome! Except Google explained to me that the beer is made by all men and this Sierra Nevada Corp makes aviation technology for NASA. Which I guess is still cool…