Celebrate #NationalSmallBusinessWeek with Companies Founded by Members of the Riveter

Women are starting small businesses at a faster rate than ever before—and here at The Riveter, many of these incredible small businesses are created and operated out of our spaces each day. We believe women-run small businesses are vital to redefining the future of work and providing creative solutions to problems that have not yet been solved. In honor of #NationalSmallBusinessWeek, we’re highlighting just a few of the amazing small businesses run by our members nationwide. Check them out below!

This Is Needed

Based out of The Riveter West LA, Needed, co-founded by Ryan Woodbury and Julie Sawaya, is a thoughtful nutrition company delivering better information and products direct to consumers and the health practitioners they trust. Their first product, a vegan-friendly Omega-3 powder, was designed to make the supplementation of Omega-3s a more positive, pleasant experience that can be customized for the user’s unique needs.

Kalumi Beauty

Kalumi BEAUTYfood Bars were created by Chrissy Blair and Jayla Harnwell. The friends and co-founders were seeking nutrition solutions that suited their busy lifestyles, and decided to create their own brand of nourishing snack bars. Based out of The Riveter Marina del Rey, Kalumi seeks to redefine the future of beauty products, reminding us that we are what we eat.


This creative studio of one was founded by Jessica Hayes, member of The Riveter Capitol Hill. Hodo7 offers a full suite of creative and web development services. Through Hodo7, Jessica helps her clients and their businesses stand out and get their voices heard in the online space.

The Stability Network

Redefining mental health one story at a time, The Stability Network helps employers, communities, and the public recognize that people with mental health conditions are their friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and that they can—and do—lead successful lives. Run by The Riveter Fremont member Katherine Switz, The Stability Network actively engages organizations to fight negative stigmas around mental health.


The Riveter Bellevue member Rita Meher co-founded Tasveer in 2002. The organization seeks to inspire social change through thought-provoking South Asian films, art, and storytelling. Throughout the year they design diverse, thought-provoking, and powerful events including the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF), and Aiana, a festival focused on film, visual performances, and conversations highlighting work created for and by South Asian women.

Digital Society

Providing marketing and social media services for small and medium businesses worldwide, Digital Society was founded by The Riveter Austin member Madeline Grenadier. She created Digital Society to give small businesses an opportunity to thrive in the digital space at an accessible price point.