I'm part of a collective of women artisan business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area. We help motivate each other and share resources over a monthly shared meal. I think of Compass Rose Design as a family business more than a woman-owned business, since Johnny and I are equal partners in our work (and parenting.) Connecting with these spectacular women has been powerful for my business and identity as a woman entrepreneur. We've just launched a Creative Pursuit Collective website if you'd like to check out six other handmade collections from bay area painters and jewelry designers.