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Founder Stories

How Sexism Almost Derailed My Floral Startup

We built our company hoping to source from U.S. farms. It turns out, many wouldn’t work with a woman founder.

A portrait photo of Christina Stembel, CEO of Farmgirl Flowers, in a white blazer.
Christina Stembel, CEO of Farmgirl Flowers. Courtesy of Farmgirl Flowers

ItIt was 2015 and I had been successfully bootstrapping my e-commerce floral delivery company, Farmgirl Flowers, for five years. I’d started with a clear…

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