Jersey City Women-Owned Businesses to Support for Women’s History Month

March represents “Women’s History Month,” with March 8th designated International Women’s Day. It is an important reminder of how far women have come from our city to around the world who continue to pave the way and fight for their rights. Check out our list of women-owned businesses you can support and show appreciation for all they do in our community! We have a mix of restaurants, shops, and fitness classes, providing you with a diverse list of businesses to support. 

Busy Bee Organics, Michelle Berckes – 451 Palisade Ave.

Michelle Berckes is the proud owner and founder of Busy Bee Organics in Jersey City Heights. She aims to provide all “busy bees” meals with aesthetic appeal, complementing textures and flavors and a health-supportive promise with each flavorful addition. She obtained her BS in Dietetic Nutrition and became a certified Natural Foods Chef providing the Jersey City community with gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy, but delicious options!


Jersey City Ballet , Judith Elins – 189 Brunswick St. 2nd fl.

Judith Elins is the Artistic Director and Founder of Jersey City Ballet Theater. She has been a working artist in the NJ/NY area for over twenty years. She started Jersey City Ballet Theater to bring ballet performance and choreographic opportunities to dancers in the community and introduce ballet to an audience who otherwise may not have the chance to experience the art form. For more information on classes for both youth and adults, click here


Greater Good Events, Justine Broughal & Maryam Shariat Mudrick – 344 Grove St. Unit #987 

Greater Good Events (GGE) is a women-owned full-service planning, design, and production company for the socially conscious consumer. They take pride in producing events that make a powerful and positive impact on guests while minimizing their adverse effects on local communities and environments. Justine Broughal and Maryam Shariat Mudrick run Greater Good together. They both together bring a depth of experience in social justice spaces along with their detailed-oriented event planning work. 


Myrtle & Flossie , Nia Reid-Allen – 345 10th St.

Nia Reid-Allen was inspired to create a fashion and wellness lifestyle brand after more than fifteen years of working in the fashion industry as a model based in NYC. She specializes in small-batch, locally and ethically made apparel and plant-based personal care products. Myrtle & Flossie creates a new narrative that beauty, fashion, and life doesn’t end nor fade when you age or become a mom; it just begins. 

Cocoa Bakery Café, Jessica Isaacs – 454 Central Ave. & 275 Grand St. 

Jessica Isaacs founded Cocoa Bakery—a favorite local café serving pastries, cakes, coffee, and savory bites. She is involved in all aspects of its creative, culinary, and business operations. Cocoa Bakery has two locations, one on Grand Street near downtown and the other in the Heights. 



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The Lucky Honey Bee, Melissa Glick – 487 Palisade Ave.

Lucky Honeybee creates thoughtfully designed, eco-friendly candles, soaps, and apothecary goods. Founder, Melissa Glock’s love for scented candles and lotions guided her to create environmentally sourced products. This local store is the perfect spot for a gift for a special friend or family member. Melissa carefully sources all her products and will give you a unique gift-giving experience. 

El Sol Del Caribe, Maribel Contreras – 150 Sterling Ave. 

Maribel Contreras is the manager of El sol Del Caribe. This restaurant makes homemade food from black rice, roast pork, plantains, and more to help satisfy your taste buds. Maribel’s passion for cooking and bringing authentic food to the community has inspired her restaurant. 

Love Lane Salon, Kristina Maccaro – 190 Columbus Dr., Unit 4C

Salon Owner, Kristina Maccaro, envisioned a space that disrupts the beauty industry in more ways than one. Having worked in big, corporate salons for over 15 years, she saw what goes on in salons and decided to create a new era. Love Lane is where artists can get the resources and recognition they deserve while being part of a family-like atmosphere where they can be themselves, do what they love, and thrive. 


Nutrition Perspective, Amanda Kirpitch – 121 Newark Ave. Ste 590

Amanda Kirpitch has worked for over 15 years with patients of all ages to understand the many approaches to nutrition therapy. She has provided an individualized approach for each patient, from struggling with their relationship with food, diabetes management and fueling their body for better performance. Amanda’s goal is to help you appreciate your role in your care and enjoy a complete and balanced life.  


Secur by KBS, Keely Bembry – 291 Grove St.

Secur is a fashion boutique located in downtown Jersey City. This lovely boutique offers the latest women’s clothes and accessories. Owner, Keely Bembry, is a costume designer and a celebrity stylist. Her passion for fashion and vision to see beauty in all her clients have made her committed to serving the community and finding beauty everywhere. 



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A Sound Start, Claudia Orci – 329 Warren St.

A Sound Start is an early childhood music school. It is the perfect place to begin your child’s musical journey. Claudia Orci is the head of A Sound Start, an early childhood music school in charge of the Music Department at St. Teresa of Avila Preschool & Kindergarten in Summit, NJ. Claudia worked in the corporate world for many years before realizing that music has always been essential to her life. She grew up with music all around her and loved to bring the joy of music to the community!



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Next Step Broadway, Morgan Revier – 233 9th St.

Next Step Broadway JC’s mission is to provide an environment where all ages and levels can experience the joy of expression through dancing, singing & acting. Studio Owner, Morgan Revier studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Before graduating, Morgan booked her first NYC job as a Radio City Rockette, where she performed with the troupe for six seasons and was chosen as a publicity Rockette for the New York Spring Spectacular. She now enjoys bringing dance to the community for all levels. 


Sloane Square, Courtney Sloane – 150 Bay St. Unit #348

Courtney Sloane is an interior author who has practiced interior design for over 20 years. She enjoys helping people tell stories within and around the places they live. Her mission is to create environments that open dialogue between aesthetics and functionality. She has worked on dream projects from Disney to homes, offices, and retail spaces for celebrities and business executives. 


Power-House Pilates, Morwen Banq – 189 Brunswick St.

Power-House Pilates founder Morwen Banq started in Manhattan’s Upper East side, where she perfected her teaching skills. She then brought her passion for Pilates to Jersey City in 2015. You can find her at the Brunswick Center, where you can break a sweat with her classes. Morwen is passionate about teaching pilates and is dedicated to helping clients look and feel their best. 


Doody Free Girl, Jen Gonzalez – 189 Brunswick St. studio d

Jen Gonzalez created Doody Free Girl Blog in 2012 to erase the stigma surrounding women and their fundamental human right to take a dump. She constantly learns from clients about the daily physical and emotional struggles of accomplishing this critical bodily function. Doody Free Girl serves as both a physical and a virtual refuge for those suffering from physical or emotional constipation because, ultimately, constipation can become a source of depression, anxiety and illness.


A Petal to Peddle, Christa Quigley

A Petal to Peddle is a Jersey City-based botanical studio specializing in designs for weddings, events and businesses. Christa Quigley founded this studio in 2016, where she strives to create pieces that honor the natural movement of each stem and bloom. Additionally, the studio focuses on sustainability, and each design is curated carefully to make the best of your special occasion! 


The Lash Gallery, Rochelle R.E. Magno – 93 Erie St.

The Lash Gallery is a boutique service offering personalized beauty treatments in Semi-permanent Lash Extension, Microblading, Permanent Make-up, Cosmetic Tattoo Removal, Lash Lifts and Scar Corrections. Specialist, Rochelle R.E. Magno is a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, and she provides the most innovative method for each of the services for her clients. 



Laura Lacey Nutrition, Laura Lacey – 212 7th St.

Laura Lacey is a nutritionist, foodie, curious cook and traveler. For over 15 years, she has been helping women in all stages of life, from expectant moms to women in menopause, feel good about what they’re eating. Her services provide a holistic look into your food journey, helping you make small changes leading to significant transformations. 


Porch Finds, Sage Schwer

Founder Sage Schwer established Porch Finds, an online thrift store with styling services and pop-up events, to advocate for sustainability and individuality. Sage initially started Porch Finds as a pop-up event with her college friends. The event was so well attended that many people asked when the next event would happen. Sage hosts pop-ups monthly in and around New York City, and you can find her at her permanent location at Vintage on First in Hoboken. 



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