Women’s History Month Celebrates Entrepreneurs

| March 2, 2024 | 0 Comments

Since the 1980s, March has been recognized and celebrated as Women’s History Month. On a local scale, it serves as an amazing opportunity to shed light on the hardworking women and their entrepreneurial spirit that reside in the community by supporting their businesses. In the Little Italy neighborhood alone, there are several shops, cafes, and businesses visitors can show some extra love to throughout Women’s History Month and beyond!

Originally from Philadelphia, contemporary fine artist Stephanie Bales set out to San Diego to pursue her passion for the arts. After graduating with a BFA and master’s degree, her time working with students with neuropsychological disorders inspired her to explore the visual representation of human consciousness which is evident in her most recent works of art. Now, Stefanie is working full-time as an artist and is active in the local arts community, facilitating creative entrepreneurial networks and co-leading the San Diego chapter of the Yellow Collective. Check out some of her work at her art gallery at 1504 India Street in Little Italy or visit stephaniebales.com.

Brianna, the owner of L.Y.M. (Love You More) Salon, located at 1550 Front Street, has over a decade of experience as a hairstylist. Inspired by a cherished memory of her late grandmother saying “love you more,” the salon became not just a business, but a passion project as well. Constantly looking to strengthen her skills and enhance her passion for styling, Brianna, along with her team, strive to go above and beyond to enhance the beauty that sits in each chair. The ultimate goal at L.Y.M. Salon is to make sure each client leaves the salon looking good but, more importantly, feeling fantastic.

Founder of Remedy Holistic Pharmacy, located at 320 W. Cedar Street, Suite 103 in Little Italy, Dr. April Segal has extensive experience in a wide range of pharmacy settings including retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and ambulatory care pharmacy. Dr. Segal established Remedy out of a desire to re-think medication use and the pharmacy experience overall. She wanted to create a community space where people can get answers about their medications, where natural approaches are welcomed, and where people are treated with respect and compassion. Inspired by her desire to help those in need, Dr. Segal created Remedy Holistic Pharmacy to transform the traditional views of a pharmacy and offer personalized and integrative medicine and advancing for those who come by. To learn more, visit remedyrx.com.

Today, Frost Me Bakery and Cafe, located at 555 West State Street, Suite A, is a staple bakery and coffee house in the Piazza Della Famiglia in Little Italy, however, the road to getting there was quite the challenge. Owner Audrey Hermes was slowly growing Frost Me till she was asked to compete in the famous show, Cupcake Wars. After winning and taking the championship back to San Diego, Audrey made her dreams a reality by opening her first full-service bakery in 2018. Now guests can enjoy freshly made pastries, desserts, and light bites in addition to their range of brews and lattes.

Make sure to support local female entrepreneurs this month of March and beyond.

Stephanie Bales is a full-time artist and is active in the local arts community.

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