Supporting women-owned businesses in Georgia
March 8, 2023 marks the 112th International Women’s Day (IWD), which is about women’s equality in all its forms. IWD encompasses so much–for some, IWD is about fighting for women’s rights, and for others, it is about reinforcing key commitments. For some, IWD is about celebrating success.
Small businesses are a major engine of growth in the U.S. economy, and women are playing an increasingly large role in the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, women-owned firms now represent more than one in five businesses with employees in the U.S–out of all 50 states, Georgia has the 8th most female business owners. Overall, these enterprises report over $1.8 trillion in annual revenue and employ nearly 11 million workers.
Below is a list of some of our favorite women-owned businesses across Georgia. From home goods and trendy apparel to baked goods and more, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 20 women-owned shops and restaurants across Georgia that you can start supporting today.
Boutiques + Markets
the beehive – Atlanta
This beautiful boutique is fully stocked with local, independent designers offering apparel, housewares, accessories, baby goods, food goods, and jewelry. Visit them in store or shop online at the beehiveatl.com!
Berry Trap Boutique – Waycross
If you’re looking for the latest trends, head to Berry Trap Boutique–a one-stop shop for all kinds of women’s clothing and accessories. With a variety of styles, you’re sure to find something you love when you visit them in-store or online!
The Culturist Union – Savannah
Not just a coffeehouse, The Culturist Union is a community gathering spot, and inclusive marketplace that empowers creatives, entrepreneurs, and professionals to be seen, heard, and celebrated.
Ordinary Magic – Savannah
Ordinary Magic is an online and brick + mortar shop in Historic Downtown Savannah. With a wide selection of crystals, minerals, and magical lifestyle products, Ordinary Magic provides a welcoming atmosphere for all, plus the tools and resources to dive deeper within, and bring more happiness and magic into your life.
U-Neeks – Savannah
Find all kinds of little hidden treasures and wonderful furniture at this unique shop! They specialize in vintage and refurbished furniture.
Cheesecaked – Norcross
It’s time for your taste buds to branch out. Cheesecaked Creamery & Café is known for its showstopping cheesecakes—serving up the absolute best in America—and the result is as surprising as it is delicious. Step into any Cheesecaked Creamery & Café, and you’ll find yourself in a whimsical world filled with treats including cheesecake cannoli, red velvet milkshakes, and “Unicorn” grilled cheese sandwiches.
The Little Tart Bake Shop – Altanta
Founded by Ohio-native Sarah O’Brien in 2010, Little Tart is made up of passionate bakers, baristas, and counter staff who work diligently every day to make and serve delicious, thoughtfully produced pastries and coffee. Offering handmade eats & treats, Little Tart works with local farmers, jam makers, beekeepers, cheese makers, and butchers for local, quality ingredients.
Jardi Chocolates – Chamblee
Decadent cocoa bombs, chocolate bars filled with strawberry jam, macadamia nuts covered in white chocolate and raspberry—your sweet tooth is begging to stop by!
Seoul Food – Kennesaw
Meet your new and favorite, fast-casual Korean restaurant, serving up Korean street comfort foods with a modern twist. All made with fresh ingredients, this food is ready to leave a Seoul-ful impression.
Sisters of the New South – Savannah
Sisters of the New South is serving up authentic Southern cooking from their locations in Atlanta and Savannah. Not local? Check out their online store!
Star Provisions Market & Café – Atlanta
A culinary dream. Just a fraction of chef Anne Quatrano’s Atlanta empire, this market and cafe serves up baked goods, cheese, meats, seafood, locally roasted coffee, and other gourmet food items. Quatrano is known for running Bacchanalia and Floataway Café, as well as mentoring other women in the Atlanta restaurant industry.
Super Sweet Bakeshop – Kingsland
While working at Nana Teresa’s, Amanda Ramos let her imagination run wild, having the opportunity to craft beautiful, edible works of art. With the start of Super Sweet Bake Shop, Amanda is ready to take all those creative techniques and put them to work, bringing joy and sweetness into the world. Visit her website to start an order!
Tropical Taste Restaurant – Albany
Where Southern cooking meets African cuisine. Tropical Taste serves up traditional dishes like jollof rice, plus Southern classics like black-eyed peas.
Wandaful Things – Kingsland
Every day isn’t perfect, but it may come pretty close if it’s filled with Wandaful Things! Fresh bread, delicious food and desserts can all be found at this awesome bistro.
A Pot To Plant In – Smyrna
Your green thumb’s new favorite store. A Pot To Plant In is your community plant shop, offering various indoor plants and accessories to help create your own living oasis. Plus, they’ll help with plant maintenance, plant sitting, educational workshops & events, and on-site design.
Art Bash Studio – Savannah
Whether you’re alone or with your friends, Art Bash is an unforgettable evening of fun, music, and art. Get ready to be inspired by our local artists who will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting—canvas, brushes, paint, and apron provided! Book your next night out here.
Brave + Kind Bookshop – Atlanta
A neighborhood kids and family bookshop, Brave + Kind Bookshop carries a carefully curated selection of literature, from activity books and pre-school, to fiction favorites and graphic novels. They also have a monthly book subscription services for all ages. Shop online, or browse in-store.
Chemin – Atlanta
Chémin is a luxury lifestyle brand that operates at the intersection of beauty and wellness, experience and service, artistry and life. At Chémin, they believe that selfcare isn’t selfish, it’s vital! Specializing in custom fragrance, they also offer a curated collection of luxury wellness essentials, products, and experiences. Book an experience and join their legacy of living well.
Pinker Times – Buckhead
This floral design studio was created by artist Skye Lin, a SCAD Atlanta graduate who designs ethereal arrangements highlighting peonies, Amaranthus, dahlias, and more. Her studio features floral art installations, bouquets, and a choose-your-own flower bar!
Founded by Akila McConnell, a former lawyer who turned her love of history and Atlanta into a business, Unexpected Atlanta. You think you know the city? Take one of their tours, like the Grant Park Past and Future Food Walk or the King Historic District Tour, and you’ll see it in a whole new way.
This year’s theme is Embracing Equity. Forging gender equity isn’t limited to women solely fighting the good fight. Allies are incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women. One of the best ways to celebrate this month is by using your spending power to support women-owned businesses. When we shop with companies that uplift diversity, we increase representation, visibility, and economic development. Buying from women-owned shops, restaurants, and brands is just one of many ways you can support a community that are essential to Georgia’s culture and economy.