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Women Leading the Way: A Look at 5 Women-led Small Businesses in America

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world. In honor of this special day, we want to shine a light on women-led small business owners in America. 

These are 5 women led businesses who have not only overcome the challenges of entrepreneurship but are also thriving in their local communities. Ready to be inspired? Read on to discover 5 local businesses across the States owned and led by women.

Get inspired by these 5 women-owned small businesses

Coco Pandan Seattle

If you're looking for traditional Southeast Asian desserts that are both sophisticated and flavorful, then look no further than Coco Pandan Seattle. These small-batch treats use the freshest ingredients to bring you the best pandan and coconut desserts Seattle has to offer.

Whether you're craving for kueh, chiffon cake, martabak, or coconut milk buns, Coco Pandan Seattle has a wide variety of mouth-watering options. The menu is full of delicious foods that are made with only the freshest ingredients, ensuring that each bite bursts with flavor.

What sets Coco Pandan Seattle apart from other dessert shops is the restaurant's commitment to using traditional recipes and techniques. The chefs take pride in using authentic ingredients like pandan, coconut, and kaya—ingredients that are staples in Southeast Asian cooking.

Berries by Hazye

Berries by Hazye is a local bakery located in Reno, Nevada. The local joint specializes in creating custom cakes for children's birthday parties. 

Every child deserves a cake that is not only delicious but also one-of-a-kind cakes that are as beautiful as they are tasty. Because they know that every child has their own interests, Berries by Hazye offer a wide range of design options and flavors so that you can choose the perfect cake for your child's special day.


Banhsvitbakery is a charming bakery located in the Richmond area of Texas. The owners create unique cakes that are delicious, moist, and flavorful. 

What really sets them apart is their specialty Tulip Buttercream Bouquet Cake. This stunning cake features delicate buttercream tulips arranged in a bouquet on top of a moist and delicious cake. It's the perfect cake for any special occasion, from weddings to birthdays.

Banhsvithebakery is also known for their ube cakes, tiered flower cakes, and durian cake. These cakes are made with the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Whether you're looking for a classic cake or something a little more unique, Banhsvithebakery has something for everyone.


KaykeBakery is a custom cake and cupcake shop owned and operated by 17-year-old Ke'Nyzjah. She is a self-taught baker and entrepreneur.

Ke'Nyzjah loves to bake and cake decorate, and she's thrilled to be able to share her creations with the world. In fact, she has even appeared on Living 757, The Virginian Pilot, and The Daily Press; one of her crowning achievements is being the first-place winner of the kids league in the Cakes For A Cure contest.

Kath’s Bakeshop

If you’re in Auburn and looking for a taste of home, be sure to stop by Kath’s Bakeshop for some delicious Filipino bread. Kath's Bakeshop also infuses some popular Filipino flavors into their baked breads.

Their ube bread is a must-try for those who love the vibrant purple yam that's native to the Philippines. Their yema bread, made with a sweet custard filling, is another popular option for those with a sweet tooth, while their Nutella version offers chocolate lovers a sweet treat.

Each of their breads is made from scratch using authentic recipes and high-quality ingredients.

Support women-led business this International Women’s Day

And there you have it—these awesome women in America are showing everyone that they can run successful small businesses despite all the tough challenges women may face. They're tough, creative, and determined to succeed despite the odds.

By supporting and celebrating these amazing female entrepreneurs, we can create a more fair and diverse economy for everyone. Join us in empowering and lifting up women entrepreneurs in America and all over the world, and watch as they blaze their own trails.

Ready to start your own business inspired by these amazing women? Sign up for a store on Cococart, a platform that empowers and supports small local businesses of every shape and size.

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