Inc.’s sixth annual Female Founders list highlights entrepreneurs with world-changing companies
Las Vegas, NV, April 4, 2023 – Today, Inc. announced its sixth annual Female Founders list, honoring a bold group of 200 women whose innovations and ideas are shaping the world into a better place. This year, Doughp founder Kelsey Moreira made the list.
The founders cross all industries and bring with them unique stories of success from each stage of the entrepreneurial journey — from startup to going public, being acquired by big buyers, or spending decades at the helm of an organization. They are reinventing everything from shoes to food and are challenging issues like financial literacy and reproductive health.
"It’s such an honor to be named among the top 200 female founders from Inc.," Moreira says. "Without my decision to get sober, none of this would’ve been possible. I hope to continue inspiring others that no matter your past, you can have an incredibly bright future. Can’t wait to see where I’m able to take Doughp from here!”
Each year, Inc. editors review thousands of applications highlighting female founders who are challenging the status quo and tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. The list features women who have overcome challenges and lifted those around them, while leading impactful organizations across the country. They join the ranks of previous honorees including Jessica Alba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rihanna, and Shonda Rhimes.
“These 200 female founders have identified solutions to difficult problems and created valuable, industry-changing companies out of them. We congratulate this year’s list on their achievements and look forward to their continued success,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk.
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.inc.com/female-founders
After launching in 2018, the Female Founders list is one of Inc.’s most esteemed franchises. Inc. magazine’s Female Founders issue (April 2023) is now available online https://www.inc.com/magazine and will be available on newsstands on April 11.
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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning, multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion among the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
Doughp, the edible and bakeable cookie dough, is a mission-led company, making the world a little sweeter, one spoonful of dough at a time. Doughp’s founder and fearless leader, Kelsey Moreira, discovered baking in the early days of her sobriety, and in 2017 she ditched her 10-year career in the tech industry to turn her passion for baking into a business. From there, Doughp propelled forward to become a multimillion-dollar company, airing on ABC's Shark Tank and expanding to a nationwide business, serving hundreds of thousands of happy spoonlickers across the country. In its first four years, Doughp experienced monumental growth with revenue increasing on average 219% year over year. In 2020, the company more than doubled its annual revenue after permanently closing its storefronts and pivoting entirely to online due to the pandemic.
Kelsey was selected as a Forbes 30 under 30, and in 2021, Doughp was named an INC 5000 company ranking as number 247th and recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. With more than 6,000 five-star reviews, you know this dough is delicious. Pretty sweet, huh? For more information, visit http://www.doughp.com. Get down with Doughp on social media by following @Doughp on Instagram and Facebook.
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