Courtney Caldwell Named in Inc.'s 2019 Female Founders 100 List
Courtney Caldwell joins the second annual list of the women building America's most inspiring businesses, along with Serena Williams, Rihanna, Rebecca Minkoff, Sallie Krawcheck, Audrey Gelman, Alli Webb, and Eileen Fisher
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The final list honors entrepreneurs of every age, background, and locale—from early-stage founders with world-changing ideas to women who have taken companies public, sold them to big buyers, or have spent decades building and running their businesses. These women are building and leading innovative companies in a vast range of global industries, including tech, fashion, finance, fitness, consumer products, food, and more.
"To be named to the Inc. 2019 Female Founders 100 list is a true honor. I applaud each of the women recognized and hope this public acknowledgement of the whole serves as a model of hope for generations of young girls coming after us that they, too, can make an impact in their own sphere of influence by simply starting and focusing on their strengths."
Courtney recently received an honorary doctorate degree from Miracle University, and was named the Ada Lovelace Tech Female Founder of the Year 2019, the 2019 SMU Cox School of Business Outstanding Young Alumna, 2018 Dallas Business Journal Women in Tech, the 2017 L'Oreal Women in Digital NEXT GENERATION Award, Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40, Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year by Texas Military Institute, and a Dallas Power 15, a list honoring women for their leadership in reshaping the landscape of Dallas-Fort Worth. Outside the office, Courtney is married to her cofounder, Dr. Tye Caldwell, and is mom to their 18-year-old son, a first-year cadet and football player at the United States Air Force Academy.
Inc. editors and writers spent the past year researching a wealth of exciting and accomplished candidates for the list. The founders selected have each made their mark on their industry in the past year, by setting audacious goals or by achieving business milestones. Taken together, they represent the female-led future of business.
"This year's Female Founders 100 showcases the vast and diverse array of female entrepreneurship in America. From the young women whose startups are transforming financial services and tech, to veteran CEOs who have run iconic fitness and food companies for decades, these women are leading many of the most innovative businesses today," says Maria Aspan, editor-at-large of Inc.
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Introduced in 2018, the Female Founders 100 list quickly established itself as one of Inc.'s most esteemed franchises. This year's package includes a cover story on The Wing co-founder Audrey Gelman, who makes history as the first visibly pregnant CEO on the cover of a mainstream business magazine; and a survey, done in concert with Inc. sister publication Fast Company, of more than 600 of the world's top female founders discussing the state of women and entrepreneurship.
Inc.'s Female Founders 100 issue (October 2019) is available online now at https://www.inc.com/
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