In the Company of Women : Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

In the Company of Women : Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
Author: Grace Bonney
Rating: 4.11
Bestsellers Rate: 48723
Publisher: ARTISAN
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 360
Hours of reading: 6.0 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 28,48 €

About the book

Across the globe, women are embracing their entrepreneurial spirits and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. Chock full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the important of everyday rituals (meditating; creating a daily to-do list), and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work space.




"A triumphant compendium of interviews with more than 100 female entrepreneurs, from activists to designers to bakers. . . . The interviews are accompanied by stunning portraits of the women in their homes and work spaces." --Elle "So inspiring!" --Good Morning America "One of the Ten Most Un-Put-Downable Reads of the Year" --Essence "Surprising, real, and illuminating." "Bonney continues to inspire as she offers what she calls 'visibility for powerful women in business.' Whether they're artists, chefs, tattoo artists or writers, creative women of all colors, ages, sexualities and experience share their fears, mistakes and successes." --Los Angeles Times "Bonney's quietly radical, profoundly moving project brings together short interviews with a diverse group of women who share insight on their life's work. . . . Gorgeous photographs reveal a kaleidoscope of joyful enterprise. Small business owners and poets, chefs and cartoonists, potters and musicians all give generous, humorous counsel to taking risks and following one's heart. Their creativity is so inspiring that this book should be in every female's possession, especially young girls in need of positive role models and old girls looking for a kick. Seeing women of so many ethnicities, backgrounds, and abilities successfully living their dreams is totally uplifting." --Bust "An invigorating and empowering collection of life-earned wisdom and practical advice." "It's so refreshing to see new faces being featured." "Learn how to break the glass ceiling from one of the many talented self-starters profiled in Grace Bonney's In the Company of Women. . . . Sage business advice." --Martha Stewart Living "In the Company of Women tells the stories of more than 100 women who work for themselves--artists, writers, designers, chefs, musicians. [Author Grace Bonney] talks to established names like Eileen Fisher and Roxane Gay, and women who are just launching their fledgling careers. . . . [A] beautifully diverse range of voices, all of them weighing in on lessons they've learned, mistakes they've made, traits they're proud of, characteristics they admire in others and so on." --The Chicago Tribune "This inspiring book encapsulates the stories of more than 100 creative women in the areas of design, visual arts, culinary arts, literature, and show business in short Q&As about the lessons they've learned on their journeys to success." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "An excellent source of inspiration for women (and men) of all ages." --Library Journal, starred review "[This book] acts as a source of inspiration for anyone, regardless of gender, who's running a business, or thinking about it." --Booklist, starred review "Give the gift of empowerment with this inspiring compilation of interviews. . . . Wrap this up for a recent grad, creative mind, or anyone looking for a healthy dose of girl power." "Grace's excellent book is full of empowering business advice from a diverse group of inspirational and talented women." --Martha Stewart "Grace Bonney has given us our favorite icons, heroes, and bandit queens in one of the oldest living forms of communication: a book. Enjoy, dear readers, for each page turn is a meditation on the power of the Divine Feminine." --Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent "These amazing stories will surely spark something deep within us all: the courage to dream and the fortitude to make those dreams happen." --Joanna Gaines, owner of Magnolia, host of HGTV's Fixer Upper "A joyful book that celebrates both the diversity of beauty and the beauty of diversity: in race, age, size, sexuality, and ways of thinking." --Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times bestselling author of A Little Life "I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long." --Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers "A world of insight from an array of intriguing, trailblazing women. And the photography is gorgeous!" --Padma Lakshmi, author of Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir "I hope this book becomes an almanac that will continue to expound on the work and the lives of everyday cis, trans, and queer women and women of color who are building and becoming businesses, and that will remind other exceptional women that they are in good company." --Angelica Ross, founder of TransTech and star of Her Story

Grace Bonney Biography

Grace Bonney is an author, blogger and entrepreneur. Bonney is most well known for founding the interior design blog Design*Sponge, which published for 15 years. Bonney wrote The New York Times bestseller, In The Company of Women, a book featuring more than 100 stories about women entrepreneurs who overcame adversity. Bonney also wrote the DIY interior design book Design*Sponge at Home.



In 2004, Bonney founded the interior design blog Design*Sponge, which is dedicated to intersectional and inclusive conversations about design and cultural issues. The site posted content daily and was dedicated to fostering a creative community. The popular website reached nearly 2 million readers per day for 15 years and was called "one of the internet's most popular design blogs" by Adobe. The last article on Design*Sponge was posted in August 2019 and the entire blog now officially archived in the Library of Congress.The blog started out as a side project which Bonney ran alongside full-time jobs, first at a design PR firm and later as a freelance writer for multiple interior and design-related publications including House and Garden, Domino, and Craft. As Design*Sponge gained large loyal following (and therefore interest from advertisers), it became the type of job that Bonney had hoped to find at a magazine and by 2009 was making enough revenue to work on it full-time. Becoming popular during this time period of 2004-2009, Bonney has said that Design*Sponge benefitted from being an "early era blog" and being one of the first on the scene. Bonney described the situation then, "When you went on the internet and looked for furniture or interior design, there was only going to be a few of us that popped up. We grew in a way that is nearly impossible to do today, organically."The focus of the blog evolved over time, reflecting Bonney's own personal evolution and new interests. It moved "away from products to center on people" including addressing "topics such as how gender, classism, and racism, social issues, and diversity connect to and influence design."Bonney's decision to close the blog was based on the shifting advertising industry, the role of social media and the proliferation of design sites. The changes in the design media landscape meant that advertisers were requesting cheaper ads and it was not enough to sustain the website. Instead of trying to shift the content strategy or "chase clicks", Bonney decided to end the blog after its 15th year.

Good Company

In 2018, Bonney began publishing the print magazine Good Company: Where Creativity Meets Business. The magazine was inspired by Bonney's book, In the Company of Women. The magazine was created to provide "motivation, inspiration, practical advice, and a vital sense of connection and community for women and non-binary creatives at every stage of life." Intended to be bi-annual, the magazine ran for three issues.

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Authors: Grace Bonney
Publisher: ARTISAN
Imprint: Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9781579655976
ISBN10: 1579655971
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: more than 250 color photograph
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 360
Book Weight: 1360.78
Book Dimensions: 203x254x30.48
Circulation: None
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2016
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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