Owner: Sara Ayyash
What You'll Find: A premier bakery specializing in one-of-a-kind cakes and confections of all kinds.
Owner: Amy Cabaniss
What You'll Find: A new and elevated take on your favorite Southern dishes like fried green tomtaoes, shrimp and grits and more.
Owner: Jean Boone
What You'll Find: A free, weekly newspaper that aims to break down the barriers between readers and the news.
Owner: Mahri Jones
What You'll Find: A craft hair salon offering top-tier services to anyone with hair.
Owner: Saadia Yasmin
What You'll Find: A plant-based menu featuring energy balls, raw juices, acai bowls and more.
Owner: Velma Johnson
What You'll Find: Family-owned and operated in the Historic Jackson Ward neighborhood with a menu full of mouth-watering favorites like catfish, corn muffins, and peach cobbler.
Owner: Morgan Botwinick
What You'll Find: French-inspired pastries, bread, espresso, coffee, sandwiches and unique offerings like monthly macaron memberships, custom cakes and classes.
Owner: Maria Oseguera
What You'll Find: Modern Mexican fare featuring small plates, upscale entrees and the perfect setting for a night out or a lunch meeting.
Owner: Jenn Braswell
What You'll Find: Hour Cycle offers an inclusive, indoor cycling environment featuring Black instructors and hip hop music with package offers and single sessions starting at only $20.
Owner: Katie Ukrop
What You'll Find: Quirk Hotel has quickly become one of the nation's most beloved, boutique hotels and Quirk Gallery has been a go-to for visitors and locals of Richmond to explore their gift shop full of local and international artists.
Owner: Deborah Boschen
What You'll Find: Sustainable and designer women's clothing and accessories.
Owner: Kelly Justice
What You'll Find: A staple RVA bookstore with an endless selection of books ranging from fiction, nonfiction and more.
Owner: Mariya Boykova
What You'll Find: From wicker chairs and pastel couches to quaint and quirky home decor, this secondhand store offers sustainable options that are timeless.
Owner: Kelli Lemon
What You'll Find: From Richmond's own Kelli Lemon is this social cafe offering culture and connection to go with your Boss Latte.
Owner: Jasmina Zulic
What You'll Find: Bohemian and contemporary styles in women's fashion and accessories under $100.
Owner: Katrina Giavos
What You'll Find: Stella's Grocery offers gourmet Greek products, prepared foods, baked goods, beer, wine and more.
Owner: Susan Gaible
What You'll Find: A studio and gallery showcasing and selling the ceramic works of 30+ regional artists.
Owner: Natasha Freeman
What You'll Find: A holistic healing and wellness center offering services like Reiki Healing, Sound Therapy, and much more.
Owner: Brittany Garth
What You'll Find: 4,000 SF of co-working space, private office suites and an event space for women in business.
Owner: Audie McDougall
What You'll Find: A home goods store that sells handmade homewares, vintage items and luxurious plants.
Owner: Janine Bell
What You'll Find: Artistic, educational experiences with high-quality art, spoken word, dance and musical performances bringing awareness to cultural roots across the African diaspora.
Owner: Noelle Parent
What You'll Find: Downtown Richmond's first sample and consignment bridal boutique.
Owner: Whitney Kuhn
What You'll Find: This shop is perfect for supporting local business with thoughtfully sourced goods at affordable prices.
Owner: Kathleen Richardson
What You'll Find: Locally sourced and organic foods, fair trade coffees and teas and a cozy atmosphere.
Owner: Nadira Chase
What You'll Find: Browse natural products like bath bombs, hair care, skincare sets and more from this multicultural brand.
Owner: Jennie Skinner
What You'll Find: A coffee roastery featuring locally made pastries with gluten free options, freshly prepared sandwiches and creative coffee drinks.
Owner: Chef Ida Mamusu
What You'll Find: West African cuisine offered buffet-style from the legendary Chef Mamusu.
Owner: Bethany Frazier
What You'll Find: Plant-based skincare and wellness products ranging from serums to body elixirs.
Owner: Shane Roberts-Thomas
What You'll Find: Your favorite dishes from the South like fried okra, shrimp po' boys, catfish and more.
Owner: Ashley Williams
What You'll Find: A yoga and meditation studio offering space for the mind, body, soul and community.
Owner: Christine Wansleben
What You'll Find: One-of-a-kind culinary experiences through cooking classes, virtual events and private events.
Owner: Katrina Pascal
What You'll Find: An upscale and chic salon featuring Pascal's go-to styling and 20+ years of experience in the hair care business.
Owner: Stevie McFadden
What You'll Find: A first-floor showroom featuring artwork, furnishings and textiles and libraries and a design studio on the building's second floor.
This is not an exhaustive list of all women-owned businesses in downtown Richmond. Please contact us if you feel like someone is missing from this list.