Hansni Thadhani, the founder of outdoor surfboard shower company Strand Boards, says, "Being in plumbing and surfing, two male-dominated industries, people are often surprised that I'm the founder, but I'm proud to be a woman pioneering a one-of-a-kind product and owning my space."

The mompreneur believes that "Ultimately, it is harder to succeed as a woman entrepreneur, but it's getting easier. As we're empowered, and companies see the potential of women at the helm, doors open for all of us. I encourage every business person, gender aside, to do their research, due diligence, network, and recognize that building a business is going to take blood, sweat, and tears. You will make mistakes, but that does not mean you're incapable. It means you're human, which should be a relief."