Women In Business

After experiencing a sudden loss, Bobbi Baker discovered how hot yoga — which she had started as a physical workout — could help heal a part of herself she didn’t know was broken. From that moment on, she was determined to create a space where students felt welcomed and safe to try yoga in hopes of finding their own growth.

Beth Morris, owner of Paperdolls Boutique, has always had a passion for fashion. Though the last couple of years have been challenging, she and her team have been working nonstop to push through the challenging times, always striving to keep customers coming back for more. They continue to specialize in personalized styling by seasoned stylists and carry one-of-a-kind, on-trend pieces at moderate prices – all with outstanding customer service!

Rachael Cross was always searching for that “go-to” piece of simple, timeless jewelry so she didn’t have to worry about what to wear — one without a high price tag that seamlessly matches every outfit, from work days to date nights. After a long search, she didn’t want to waste any more time — so she created her own.

At Associated Hearing Professionals, the caring and friendly staff prioritize hearing health every day. With the month of May being Better Hearing and Speech Month, the staff is especially eager to share the importance of optimal hearing health. For the month of May, the team at Associated Hearing Professionals would like to share ways everyone can ensure healthy hearing for years to come, as well as raise awareness about hearing and speech problems. 

In 2017, Mary Martin became a resident artist at Green Door Art Gallery in Webster Groves. When the owners retired in 2019, she stepped up to continue its missions of providing a place for artists to exhibit and sell their work, and to provide an inviting space for people to learn different styles and mediums of art. She now runs the gallery with husband Craig Martin, offering classes to teens and adults in multiple mediums. Green Door also offers free installations for large art pieces purchased there.

Jenn Diaz started off in marketing and advertising in St. Louis and Chicago. When she was looking for a home for her family, she purchased one through The Joel Svoboda Team at Circa Properties. That started a conversation about real estate, and Diaz realized it might just be the perfect fit for her second career. In 2013, she joined The Joel Svoboda Team as a buyer specialist to manage the market’s exploding growth and many leads.

Arlene Maminta Browne, owner of Robust Wine Bar in Webster Groves, is always on the lookout for new inspiration. Also the principal of marketing and communications firm Robust Solutions, she opened Robust Wine Bar with her husband, Stanley Browne, in 2007. Paired with her husband’s wine expertise and hotel and restaurant management background, Arlene Browne brings the marketing and community partnerships.