Women in the Arts

successful creative women

Through our Creator Spotlight series, we celebrate successful creative women and girls by sharing their inspiring stories. The series also helps debunk the myth that you can’t have a successful career as a creative.

Female Artists to Follow on Instagram

This list includes women who are part of the Girls That Create Creator Spotlight series. It features visual artists creating on their own terms, from muralist ZuZu Perkal to the creative alchemist, artist, storyteller, writer, and facilitator Sarah Greenman. Female Creator Spotlight Artists to Follow on Instagram Sarah Greenman The arts have always been a …

Erika Cartledge

Erika Cartledge, Founder of Your Chic is Showing, has nearly a decade of experience styling and educating hundreds of people through one-on-one services, workshops, masterclasses, webinars, and publications. Her styling expertise offers specializations in plus-sized and full-figured, maternity, career, and special event styling. She believes that elevated style should be accessible to anyone, anywhere, and …

julie flanders

Poet and songwriter Julie Flanders was a voracious reader as a youngster. Stories like “The Secret Garden” and poems like “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat” stirred her imagination. Hearing her work today, it’s obvious Flanders feels a magical draw to things with rhythmic pulses. She has proven herself as a songwriter and performer with the …

Kheris Rogers

Fashion designer. Author. Singer. Philanthropist. CEO. Teenager Kheris Rogers can claim all these titles and has no intention of slowing down. Rogers’s streetwear line Flexin’ In My Complexion champions self-love, self-worth, and representation for Black girls and women. The inspiration initially came from her experiencing bullying as a young girl due to her dark skin. …

Mariana Silva

When she was 13, Mariana Silva’s family moved from Colombia to Paraguay for her father’s job. His coworkers brought gifts to the house, including a box of books for young Silva. In it, she discovered a coffee-table book delving into how Christopher Nolan and his crew made one of her all-time favorite movies, Inception. The …

Felicia Bennett

The first band Felicia Bennett saw in concert was 311 at the Lakewood Amphitheater in her hometown of Atlanta. There were tons of people, and Bennett remembers seeing sheer joy as music filled the venue. The experience planted a seed for her career as the founder and CEO of Get A Room Productions. The company …

Sharon Arteaga

Filmmaker Sharon Arteaga had an unusual request when it came time for her Quinceañera. Instead of having a celebratory event, she convinced her mom to buy her a video camera. With it, Arteaga began making spontaneous films. A few years later, she started penning scripts. Today, Arteaga has won numerous short film competitions, including being …

Jany Lee

Interior designer Jany Lee remembers constantly rearranging her room as a child. She was also a fan of hand-sewing old clothes together to make t-shirts or make Halloween costumes. Being creative is when Lee is most happy, and those feelings serve well as she helps clients remake their homes into beautiful spaces reflecting their personalities. …

Metal Work Artist Jennifer Barrett

As a child, Jennifer Barrett remembers “building something” as her favorite classtime activity. Today the founder of Ruthy’s Metal Works sculpts an array of items for clients, such as wall planters, visual sculptures, and even furniture made with metal and reclaimed wood. Barrett’s introduction to metal arts began at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. …