Women in Business in Catalonia

Catalonia has a burgeoning start-up scene, with a vast and fast-growing network of inspiring women in business in Barcelona and beyond, working across many industries. With such a diverse international community, Catalonia offers the ideal setting for expat women entrepreneurs in the region who feel empowered to go it alone and set-up their own businesses.

 

With the world mobile congress hosting the biggest names in technology each year, the digital scene in Barcelona is booming and set to increase exponentially in the forthcoming years, with social-media savvy international women pioneering growing numbers of start-ups and online business ideas for mumsShecommerce is a conference style event bringing together the next generation of women entrepreneurs in e-commerce. 

 

Barcelona Women’s Network  offers support and friendship to local and international women living and working in Barcelona and the surrounding areas. Welcoming all mums in Barcelona who own their own business or work in a creative field, BCN Mompreneurs  is an informal English-speaking meet up for international working mothers in Barcelona. Women With Ambition is also a group for professional female business founders, hosting interesting events and mentor programmes. 

 

Barcelona is home to many fantastic co-working spaces including Downtown Offices, the first work hub for female entrepreneurs in Spain. Cobaby is an innovative space for expat and local working women providing space to work with nursery services close by. Not exclusively for women, ChiringuitOffice  is a friendly, sunny, relaxed co-working space for digital nomads and freelancers in Poblenou, Barcelona’s renowned technology neighbourhood. 

 

From the Maresme Coast, Girona Province and the Costa Brava to Sitges and Sant Cugat, it is not just the centre of Barcelona drawing talented international women. From the healthcare and wellness sector, to architecture, law, marketing and PR and more, there have never been so many creative, exciting mum-owned businesses in the region.

Sitges Entrepreneurial Women’s Network is building a multicultural community and platform where entrepreneurial women in Sitges can share their skills, feel empowered, learn from each other, and ultimately thrive in their business ventures.


At MumAbroad.com, we try our best to support female entrepreneurs, and encourage our online community to reach out if you require any of the services or products listed below. If you would like us to feature your business below, do please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com

Women Entrepreneurs in Catalonia

Miriam Eslava – naturalKIDS

Miriam Eslava – naturalKIDS

Miriam is the founder of naturalKIDS espai d’anglès. A place where toddlers and little kids can learn English accompanied by their parents. Sessions are fun, full of energy and a great opportunity for parents and kids to spend some quality ...

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Jessica Bigogno – Living Mindfully

Jessica Bigogno – Living Mindfully

Jessica Bigogno, psychotherapist and trained Mindfulness teacher applies Mindfulness with her individual clients as well as giving courses. Mindfulness is the act of present focussed awareness of what is happening right now, without judgment and ...

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Beatriz Carro de Prada – BRS Relocation Services

Beatriz Carro de Prada – BRS Relocation Services

Established in 2001 by Beatriz Carro de Prada, BRS provides professional relocation assistance to executives, individuals and families coming to Spain from all over the world. They have offices in Barcelona and Madrid. “We are passionate about ...

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Paula Dietz Rauber Fotografia

Paula Dietz Rauber Fotografia

Paula is a portrait photographer working in the Barcelona area. She has vast experience photographing children and families and also creating compelling portraits for entrepreneurs. She is Brazilian based in Spain since 2001. Her studio is located ...

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Anna Lebovics Photography

Anna Lebovics Photography

Anna is a photographer in Barcelona who works from her studio in Vila Olympica. She takes family portraits, maternity photos and newborn photos at her studio, in your own home or at a location of your choice. She speaks English, Spanish and ...

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Barbara Naud Allard – Chiropractor and Doula

Barbara Naud Allard – Chiropractor and Doula

Barbara Naud Allard is a French native chiropractor and doula from the USA living in Barcelona for the past 14 years.  Her vision of health is holistic and her experience of natural home births pushed her to dedicate time to other women and become ...

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Carla Esteban – Inventos Eureka

Carla Esteban – Inventos Eureka

Before discovering the world of inventions, Carla spent 9 years as an account executive, specialised in sponsorships, events, and marketing campaigns. The day she started working in the innovation sector, 4 years ago, she became a child again. She ...

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Gretelle Daffon – Barcelona Code School

Gretelle Daffon – Barcelona Code School

Gretelle Daffon is the Managing Director of Barcelona Code School which is dedicated to helping students upgrade themselves by teaching them the technological skills needed to adapt to our digital world. Born in Manila, she grew up between ...

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Luz Villota – Integra Advisers

Luz Villota – Integra Advisers

Luz is Managing Director of Integra Advisers, a Legal and Business consulting firm that promotes entrepreneurial activity for companies and individuals wishing to settle in Spain. Originally from Colombia, Luz moved to Barcelona in 2004 to pursue a ...

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Hannah Tufts – EXHALE

Hannah Tufts – EXHALE

EXHALE uses mindful approaches to enable people to exist, survive and thrive in a highly connected world. Hannah has spent nearly a decade combining her love for strong communication with a relentless passion for cyber security, and now specialises ...

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Sabine Gouw – Pepper and Souls

Sabine Gouw – Pepper and Souls

Born in the Netherlands, brought up in the Dutch Antilles, Sabine Gouw nurtured a preference for a mild climate, a laid-back lifestyle, and a love of food. Trips to South America introduced a variety of fruits and spices displayed at local farmers ...

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Isabella Renirie – My Coach Isabella

Isabella Renirie – My Coach Isabella

Isabella Renirie is a young psychologist working as an empowerment coach for teenage girls. During her Bachelor of psychology from the University of Maastricht (UCM), she wrote her dissertation on the neurodevelopment of ...

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Niki Moss Simpson – Shine Sparkle Radiate

Niki Moss Simpson – Shine Sparkle Radiate

  Niki Moss Simpson is the founder of Shine Sparkle Radiate; a well-being and lifestyle initiative empowering girls and women to live fully vibrant and vital lives through nurturing mindful techniques, holistic therapies, ancient wisdom, ...

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Katrien Claus – Workshop holidays, Pyrenees

Katrien Claus – Workshop holidays, Pyrenees

Katrien Claus -a Belgian- was one of the pioneers of showing Barcelona in an alternative way. For the last 18 years she has been organising all kinds of original tours & activities,  specializing in different themes such as cooking, arts, ...

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Niamh Lynch – Clockwork Blog

Niamh Lynch – Clockwork Blog

Niamh Lynch is a digital strategist who founded digital strategy agency Clockwork Blog in 2015 when she realised that small businesses were literally losing their sanity by trying to implement all the digital advice they were exposed to. Niamh helps ...

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Maria Coluccelli – Painter & Restorator

Maria Coluccelli – Painter & Restorator

Maria Coluccelli has a huge amount of experience in painting and restoration of all types of buildings (offices, family homes, old palaces, Masias etc.), furniture transformation / restoration and also does room transformations (decorating, murals ...

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Sarah Degens – Child & Family Therapist

Sarah Degens – Child & Family Therapist

Sarah is a Belgian Child and Family Psychologist with practice in the city of Barcelona. After working as a school psychologist in Belgium and completing her Master in in Clinical Psychology, she moved to Barcelona in 2010. She specialized in ...

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Mandy Keillor – Healthcare & Wellness Expert

Mandy Keillor – Healthcare & Wellness Expert

A pioneer in the health and wellness industry leading business woman Mandy Keillor has forged a unique niche in complementary health. Mandy is the Director of globally renowned health, rehabilitation and medical centre Studio Australia Barcelona, ...

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Libby Barnes – Piano Teacher

Libby Barnes – Piano Teacher

Libby has been teaching piano for over 20 years. She teaches all ages (children and adults) and all levels and abilities. Students can learn classical and/or pop, rock, jazz, blues or a combination of musical styles. Students can learn simply for ...

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Michelle Prayle – BODYFIT

Michelle Prayle – BODYFIT

BodyFit is a Barcelona and Maresme based fitness company that encourages locals to take full advantage of the gorgeous climate and enjoy a fit and healthy lifestyle. Run by the ever-upbeat and energetic Michelle Prayle who offers dynamic group ...

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Ruth Westnidge – Acupuncturist

Ruth Westnidge – Acupuncturist

Ruth (BSc Hons Traditional Chinese Medicine) is an acupuncturist from London, now living and practicing in Barcelona. In London, she worked as an ear acupuncturist for close to ten years, before a four year full-time training time in Traditional ...

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Claudia Schneider – Architect & Singer

Claudia Schneider – Architect & Singer

Claudia, who grew up in Roses (Girona) with her German family, studied Architecture at the University of Barcelona. Since then she has become an accomplished windsurfer and opera singer. She has since combined her work as an architect with her ...

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Christiane Collinge – Super Coffee & Food Store

Christiane Collinge – Super Coffee & Food Store

Christiane Collinge studied film production and started her career in the film industry in Berlin, Germany. After having lived for 6 years in Cape Town, she arrived in Barcelona in 2008 with her South African husband. She found work in the ...

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Carolina Harboe – Kinesiology & Nutrition

Carolina Harboe – Kinesiology & Nutrition

Carolina is half English and half Chilean and after living in Africa and the Middle East, at the age of 10 her family settled in Andalusia. She studied Metabolic Biochemistry and became a Food Scientist and then completed a Master’s degree in ...

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Flavia Idun – Kinesiologist

Flavia Idun – Kinesiologist

Flavia Idun qualified as a practitioner of Kinesiology in England in 2002 and ran a very successful practice in the town of Colchester, Essex between 2002 and 2008.  She has been practicing Kinesiology in Barcelona since 2009 in both English and ...

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Gabby Sütori – En Route Photography

Gabby Sütori – En Route Photography

Gabby is a new mum and describes herself as ‘a modern gypsy’ having lived in Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany, Sevilla and Valencia before fulfilling her lifelong dream of moving to Barcelona. Gabby is also a fitness fanatic and a fine ...

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Kasia Olszko – Mindfulness Coach

Kasia Olszko – Mindfulness Coach

Kasia is a Mindfulness Based Awareness Coach (AC Accredited) and a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor. She has founded Mindful Workshop with a vision to create a happier and healthier society. She has a profound belief in the powerful ...

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Victoria Peñafiel – Newborn Photographer

Victoria Peñafiel – Newborn Photographer

Victoria is a Barcelona mother of 5 children and a photographer who specialises in photos of newborn babies. She also takes maternity photos and family portraits. She speaks English, German and Catalan.

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Dr Victoria Howe – English speaking Doctor

Dr Victoria Howe – English speaking Doctor

Dr Howe is a British General Doctor and Surgeon, native both in English and Spanish. Following the completion of her medical degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Dr Howe then trained as a General and Digestive Surgeon. After years ...

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Petra Wolf Duffy – PearlSandals

Petra Wolf Duffy – PearlSandals

Petra is the heart of PearlSandals, a Barcelona based special events company. Petra offers personalised arrangements for weddings and other special events. She works with a super friendly, talented, international team. Multi-cultural resonates with ...

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Josi van Ogtrop-Sambou – The Nanny Line

Josi van Ogtrop-Sambou – The Nanny Line

Josi founded The Nanny Line in 2016 in Barcelona. It’s an international online nanny agency, with nannies from all over the word. Their mission is to provide families with a reliable nanny and their nannies give children the best time so ...

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Kati McKie – Family Photographer

Kati McKie – Family Photographer

Kati McKie is a family photographer and a photo artist based in Barcelona. She specialises is family documentary photography, pregnancy and newborn sessions as well as events and celebrations. Kati is also a mum to a young boy who she regards as the ...

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Peony Herrara SY – The Pink Peony

Peony Herrara SY – The Pink Peony

Peony Herrara SY, is the creator of The Pink Peony beauty salons in Barcelona. She incorporates the best characteristics of the three cultures she has lived to create her brand: Asian hospitality, American customer service, and European ...

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Nathalie Salaun – Psychologist

Nathalie Salaun – Psychologist

Nathalie Salaun is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol), specialised in the Cognitive and Behavioural treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessional Disorders, Stress, Relationship difficulties, Self-esteem and Depression. She is also a ...

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Kristin Berry – Executive Coach

Kristin Berry – Executive Coach

Kristin Berry CPCC is a bilingual executive, life and team coach and trainer. She is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach, trained in ORSC (Organization and Relational Systems Coaching), EED (Emerging Essence Dynamics), and is certified in the ...

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Melissa Grossman – The Tell Me More Project

Melissa Grossman – The Tell Me More Project

The Tell Me More Project is a collaboration between Melissa Grossman and Cris Kristofits who are like chalk and cheese when it comes to their networking styles.  Melissa Grossman was a classic anti-networker until she adopted an incredibly cute ...

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Cris Kristofits – The Tell Me More Project

Cris Kristofits – The Tell Me More Project

The Tell Me More Project is a collaboration between Cris Kristofits and Melissa Grossman who are like chalk and cheese when it comes to their networking styles. Cris Kristofits is a serial event-er who loves meeting new people. Her talent for ...

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Lisette Sandoval – Mejorar mi Vida

Lisette Sandoval – Mejorar mi Vida

Lisette Sandoval is a Confidence & Business Results Coach dedicated to helping women (soloprenuers, momprenuers, future coaches) evolve into confident, successful business professionals. With a background in psychology and behavior analysis, ...

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Penelope Olij-Perez – Mimoun

Penelope Olij-Perez – Mimoun

Mimoun is founded and headed by Penelope Olij-Perez and backed up by her professional, multicultural team. She decided to create this unique relocation and real estate company after having helped many others relocate, buy, sell and rent properties ...

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Deborah Gray – Canela PR

Deborah Gray – Canela PR

Deborah Gray is the Founder and Director of Canela PR. She is a British ex pat who has been living in Spain since 2001. In the UK she worked for Hill and Knowlton and BT. She founded Canela in Barcelona in 2006 with the vision of providing an ...

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Amanda Patterson – VerdeGris

Amanda Patterson – VerdeGris

Amanda Paterson was brought up in Kent in the UK and has a degree in French and Spanish from Exeter University. She worked in the European Commission and European Parliament in Brussels before moving to Barcelona with her husband and children. ...

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Audrey Reeder – The Olive Tree School, Sitges

Audrey Reeder – The Olive Tree School, Sitges

Audrey, a lifelong teacher, founded The Olive Tree School, a British curriculum school, in 2010 to provide a dynamic learning environment for 5-11 year olds. The school has now teaches 3-16 year olds, and is housed near Sitges in a very spacious, ...

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Carrie Frais – MumAbroad & FiG Communications

Carrie Frais – MumAbroad & FiG Communications

Carrie established MumAbroad in 2007 after the birth of her first child with her fellow British friend Rebecca Laidlaw. The site has grown organically since then and is now the leading english-language site for families living in, holidaying or ...

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Ilonka Schäfer – The Little Voyager

Ilonka Schäfer – The Little Voyager

Travelling with a young family can be tricky but family holidays can and should be fun and stress-free and, if you choose the right places to stay, need not mean sacrificing style. With this philosophy in mind Ilonka set up her website, The Little ...

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