Most Powerful Women

Meet the new Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs

September 10, 2013: 12:58 PM ET


One woman left a big job at BP (BP) to start a "green" construction company that's disrupting the $7 trillion global building market.

Another woman ended her career in TV production to co-found a tech-centric ticketing business that has sold more than 130 million tickets to events worldwide.

Another woman organized the booming blogger community and created a multi-media company that reaches an audience of 92 million monthly.

These and seven other female founders make up the 2013 class of Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.

Looking for builders of innovative, ground-breaking and game-changing startups, Fortune's editors chose these women from this year's pool of more than 100 applicants:

•Sarah Collins, Founder, Natural Balance
•Sari Davidson, CEO and Chief BooginHead, BooginHead
•Ann Hand, CEO, Project Frog
•Julia Hartz, Co-Founder, Eventbrite
•Leila Janah, Founder and CEO, Samasource
•Jules Pieri, Co-Founder and CEO, The Grommet
•Maria Rios, President and CEO, Nation Waste, Inc.
•Lori Steele, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Everyone Counts
•Lisa Stone, Co-Founder and CEO, BlogHer
•Rose Wang, Founder and CEO, Binary Group

This year's 10 MPW Entrepreneurs will be Fortune's guests at the 2013 Most Powerful Women Summit, October 15-17 in Washington, D.C. They'll join 400 other women leaders including Spanx founder Sara Blakely, entrepreneur Tory Burch, Yahoo (YHOO) chief Marissa Mayer, IBM (IBM) CEO GInni Rometty, Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg--and Warren Buffett (BRKA). Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs is sponsored by founder-CEO, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, was an MPWE in 2009.

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Pattie Sellers
Pattie Sellers
Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Pattie Sellers has written more than 20 Fortune cover stories including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Muhtar Kent's New Coke," "Oprah's Next Act", "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Gone with the Wind" (Ted Turner). She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women and oversees the Fortune MPW Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond—and programs such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Pattie also develops Live Content across Time Inc. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead and navigate their careers. Pattie won Time Inc.'s prestigious MVP award for her performance in 2012.

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