The National Women’s business announced yesterday a story-telling project – #HerOwnBoss – that highlights women entrepreneurs and their journeys to success. The project features mini-profiles of women entrepreneurs, within which they share honest advice, important truths and inspiring stories.

“Women are the fastest growing segment of business owners – yet we still lack the platform to truly share stories of both the growing pains and successes in starting a business,” said Carla Harris, the Presidentially-appointed Chair of the NWBC. “In our experience, sharing lessons learned and best practices is both empowering and educational for aspiring entrepreneurs. Women shouldn’t feel like they have to reinvent the wheel. We now have so many success stories to share, so we’re getting them out there.”

Launched this month, the #HerOwnBoss project is publishing a set of short interviews with compelling and successful women business owners and leaders from a variety of industries, highlighting advice on how to overcome some of the greatest obstacles to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

“We convene women entrepreneurs regularly, and the recurring theme is a need for more stories of women in business,” said Amanda Brown, Executive Director of the NWBC, “#HerOwnBoss is a great opportunity to shine light on the amazing women entrepreneurs that have overcome their fears, share their lessons learned, and showcase how women can help other women in their entrepreneurial pursuits. We believe this role modeling will inspire more women to launch their own ventures.”

Visit the project site at: nwbcgov.tumblr.com and follow on Facebook at: facebook.com/nwbcgov. If you are interested in participating, sign up here.