When Susan Brooks, co-founder and former owner of Cookies From Home, first came to the Valley more than 30 years ago, business owner groups were created by and for men, so the challenges facing women entrepreneurs went unanswered.
“Sometimes I would be the only woman in these meetings,” she said. “I made cookies, so they didn’t take me seriously. Then I made my first million and they became my customers.”
For more information on “Million Dollar BreakThrough,” visit milliondollarbreakthroughblog.wordpress.com. Janet Perez is a freelance writer based in Phoenix.