It’s no secret anymore that Reno Tahoe is witnessing a rise in the growth of technology and craft culture. With that, female entrepreneurs are flourishing in Reno Tahoe, handcrafting locally-made goods for visitors and locals. From handmade shoes to Burning Man-inspired brews, meet four inspiring boss ladies who are hustling and succeeding right here in Reno. Women empowering women through relocation, prosperous careers and incredible stories along the way.
When not adventuring outdoors, Laura "Jimmy" Zander is fulfilling her passion by helping others fulfill theirs at Jimmy Beans Wool. Based in Reno Tahoe since 2002, the sustainable company sells yarn and other knitting and crocheting supplies.
Leading the way for Reno's craft beer scene is 10 Torr Distillery & Brewery's head brewer and distiller, Melissa Test. What started as home brewing for Burning Man turned into a full-time career with one of Reno's newest breweries.
What's old is new again for Lauren Reeser of American Duchess Shoes, who has found her niche producing handcrafted shoes that are comfortable and historically accurate.
While on a backcountry ski trip, the conversation shifted to the emergence of powerful and talented female athletes in the snow sports industry. That conversation led to Jen Gurecki starting Coalition Snow, which makes ski and snowboards by women for women.