Owning a business in any capacity is a feat in itself, but to shatter the glass ceiling as a woman in any industry is an even bigger feat. We stand behind anyone who has the courage to pursue their passions and overcome obstacles to make their dreams a reality, just like our founder Shelagh D’Arcy-Hinds.
Shelagh, a New Yorker who hails from Cape Town, South Africa, was inspired to create Cliffton Dry when she noted that a fresh, sparkling beverage, like the sparkling apple wine she had enjoyed overseas, was missing in the United States. She sought to create a light, fresh, sparkling apple wine that would fulfill a yearning among a new generation of drinkers looking for an everyday sparkling to compliment their refined palette. Shelagh traveled throughout New York State to find the finest, sustainable apples with her team to sustainable orchards throughout New York State.
Emily Weiss has enough experience in the fashion and beauty industry to make anyone feel like they’re in good hands when applying Glossier products to their skin. Glossier’s philosophy is all about feeling amazing in your own skin, and not masking your natural with makeup, but rather enhancing your best features. “Snobby isn’t cool, happy is cool.”
Girls Who Code has gone from 20 girls in New York to 10,000 girls in 42 states. That’s the same number of girls who graduate each year with a degree in computer science. That’s progress! What started as an experiment has grown into a national movement. When girls learn to code, they become change agents in their communities.