About Us

We’re your source for all things entrepreneurial.

LEAP for Women understands the unique value of women-owned businesses.

We’re passionate about fostering their growth by offering authentic resources and inspiration on how to navigate the entrepreneurial waters so that women can set their own standards for success.

The LEAP community is here to inspire, encourage, and support women through all stages of their entrepreneurial journeys.

Our Origin Story
Sometimes, when you see a vision, you can’t UN-see it.
Emily had been running her consulting firm for several years, and by most accounts, she was a small-business success story. She had grown her staff from a one-woman show in a spare bedroom to an office with several employees and a long list of happy clients.

She started to wonder how to give back… A scholarship? Free coaching? Pro-bono services to nonprofits? Those were all great, but Emily envisioned something with a bigger impact.

She had always been passionate about encouraging other women to make the leap and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, just the way she had been encouraged along the way by other supportive women business owners.

I had a few girlfriends, who just happened to be business owners, that I could call when I had ‘silly’ questions or just needed to vent when I felt frustrated. I credit part of our success today on those friendships.
Emily’s journey was filled with encouragement, guidance, and down-to-earth advice from fellow women entrepreneurs.

She felt incredibly lucky to have been surrounded by so many supportive small-business owners, and she wondered:

What would that look like if every woman had that kind of support?
And in November of 2015, LEAP for Women was launched. Our passion and drive is focused on giving female entrepreneurs access to a rubber-meets-road tips, tools and advice, plus access to a safe, supportive, collaborative community of like-minded women.
Meet the LEAP Team
About Emily Tisdale, Founder & CEO

Meet the brains — and heart — behind LEAP for Women. Emily is LEAP’s guiding force, committed to supporting women entrepreneurs at every stage in their journey.

She loves LEAP because:

We’re an authentic resource for women who want the nitty-gritty details of running a business. I want everyone to have the same amazing resources I had.
A resident of Indiana, Emily prides herself on being a transplanted Hoosier and enjoys watching Colts football and spending time with her husband and their two children.
About Carrie Wilson, Community Ambassador

When it comes to developing our community, making connections, and supporting our members, Carrie is our gal. Think of her as our one-woman LEAP welcome wagon! 

She loves LEAP because:

When women entrepreneurs work together and support one another, great things are possible!

Carrie holds a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. She lives in Indiana and, in her spare time, she raises Dalmatians and travels to dog shows.

About Feliza David, Creative Director

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Think of Feliza as LEAP’s very own Don Draper, except without the hard partying. (The only thing she binges on is Netflix.) From tool reviews to learning modules to eye-catching graphics, Feliza probably had her hand in it.

She loves LEAP because:

It’s a safe, collaborative space that supports the unique needs of female entrepreneurs.

Feliza lives in Indiana with her husband, two dogs, one cat, and the occasional goldfish. When she’s not writing, drawing, or reading, she’s probably sleeping.

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