Guide to Women-Owned Businesses In + Around Detroit


It can take a lot for a customer to purchase from a business; we often hear about the importance of knowing, liking, and trusting BEFORE making a purchase. While any day is as good as any to support women-owned businesses, International Women’s Day is an excellent opportunity to be intentional with where and how we spend our money.

There are SO many small businesses locally that are owned by women and it really is setting such a powerful example for our children. These women are showing everyone that it’s possible to set a dream, achieve it, AND support your local community in the process. With that, everyone wins!

If you’re looking for a gift for an event coming up, or simply curious if your favorite local biz made it on our list, then you’re in the right spot. With no shortage of women-owned businesses in the metro Detroit area, we did our best to compile them all into one list for you, with the help of our readers sharing some of their favorites.

*If you have a business you’d love to see included, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and include a link for us to include, along with the name of the business.

Guide to women-owned businesses in + around Detroit:

Beauty + Skincare

First up, we’re sharing our favorite, and reader-recommended, women-owned businesses for all things beauty and skincare. Whether you are looking for quality products, an exceptional service, or simply want to pamper yourself for a few hours without anyone asking you for a snack, you’ll want to check these businesses out.

Bookstores, Learning, + Kids

We LOVE all things reading here at Detroit Mom (did you catch our March book club post?). Did you know that some of the cutest local bookstores are also women-owned businesses?

Clothing + Accessories

We all know that the right outfit can really take your whole mood up a level or two. And, it can set the tone for our whole day! If you’re looking for trendy new styles, long-lasting sports team favorites, or the perfect jewelry to match your bag, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for at these local shops.


It really is such a joy to watch our kids get lost in arts and crafts–as long as you conveniently forget about all the glitter you’ll need to vacuum up when they’re finished. And, we know how important it can be for our OWN mental health to find a hobby or creative outlet. Let these women-owned businesses help you and your kids make the most beautiful art.

Entertainment + Experiences

When you’re looking for something to do, don’t underestimate the power of an experience. If you’re planning a small get-together, a major party, or something in the middle, these women-owned businesses are sure to set up the most amazing time for you and your guests!

Food + Drinks

The food scene in + around Detroit is truly magical. There are so many varieties of restaurants and bakeries, and it’s impossible to list all of them here. We are excited about the wide range of women-owned food businesses we discovered in metro Detroit. Whether you need a meal, a snack, or the most delectable treats, you’ll want to make sure to support one of these reader-recommended small businesses!

Health + Wellness

Whether you prefer workout classes or individual sessions, a walk on a trail or a bike ride downtown, there are so many ways to reach your fitness goals. If you’re looking for something for yourself, or for your kids, you’ll find it on this list of women-owned health and fitness businesses.

Home Decor + Gifts

You know how much we love putting together gift guides here at Detroit Mom. We’re here to make your busy mom life a little easier! There are so many local, women-owned shops with the most unique selection of gifts to fit every budget and occasion.


Anyone else have a million photos on their phone of the kids, and can’t bring themselves to delete a single picture? Yeah, me too. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some reader-recommended photographers so you can leave the photo taking to the professionals, and enjoy your family session that will bring memories to last a lifetime.


When working with a service-based business, as the customer you tend to work really closely with the owner or their employees. You might see them quite often throughout the duration of working together on a project or need. Check out some of these women-owned businesses providing services in the area!

It’s important to support local businesses as often as possible, but supporting women-owned businesses is even better. We hope you saw some of your favorite businesses on our list, and maybe discovered some women that you plan to support in the near future. Happy International Women’s Day!

*If you have a business you’d love to see included, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and include a link for us to include, along with the name of the business.

Our “Local Love” series is another opportunity to show some love to women business owners in our area. Be sure to check out all of the Local Love posts and find a new favorite business to support!


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