Supporting Local Women-Owned Businesses


At Healthworks, we are a community of powerful and strong women, run by women. ⁣To celebrate Women’s History Month and the Power of Women, we’ll be sharing a growing list of incredible and local, women-owned businesses for you to check out all month long. Here’s to women supporting women!

Businesses you can support in person:

  • All She Wrote Books: founded by Christina Ciampa, All She Wrote Books is an inclusive feminist and queer bookstore in Somerville that supports, celebrates, and amplifies underrepresented voices through our thoughtfully curated selection of books spanning across all genres
  • Bagelsaurus: founded by Mary Hyatt, this Porter Square bagel shop is located right by Healthworks Cambridge and just made Food & Wine’s Best Bagels in America list!
  • Brightbar Boston: a new boutique concept, combining a safe alternative to tanning with education about sun safety and skin-care protection. Healthworks members save 10% off spray tans with code “healthworks10” when booking online
  • Celeste: founded by Maria Rondeau and Juanma Calderon, this Peruvian hotspot is in Somerville’s Union Square
  • Clarke’s Cakes & Cookies: offers a variety of vegan desserts and pastries, all baked locally with love by founder and head chef, Karen Clarke.
  • Drive-By Pies: founded by Fran Kolenik, this Brookline bakery and cafe has something for everyone! Healthworks members, mention your membership ID to save 10%
  • Jules, RN: Jules, RN specializes in Botox, Vitamin B12 injections, Dermaplaning and peel services. Julie Eldridge makes house calls of you can find her at Page Aesthetics Salon in Medford
  • Juicy Greens: founded by Ammy Lowney, this Jamaica Plain juice bar and cafe is all about community and family
  • OLIVES & GRACE: a staple in the South End for unique gifts from local makers and emerging brands, founded by Sofi Madison
  • NÜSSLI118: founded by Angela Hoffman, this Cambridge shop offers organic handcrafted, plant-based foods and sweets, all gluten and dairy free, with clean ingredients and no refined sugars! Use promo code “HW15” and save 15% off
  • Rifrullo Cafe: founded by Colleen Marnell-Suhanosky, this Brookline Hills cafe offers something for every meal of the day, even sweets!
  • Sofra, Sarma and Oleana: these incredible Cambridge/Somerville restaurants are women-led, founded and run… mothers, managers, chefs, entrepreneurs, wine directors and more
  • Spa Paula B.: founded by Paula Mims, this Newton spa offers facials, microdermabrasion, waxing and more. Healthworks members save 10% off when you mention your membership at checkout
  • The Sun Tan Van: founded by Abby Reid, The Sun Tan Van offers organic airbrush tans from their private luxury van, traveling to you throughout Greater Boston
  • The Urban Grape: founded by Hadley Douglas and her husband, TJ, the team at this popular South End wine shop just so happens to offer a unique selection of wine from female winemakers

Businesses you can support online:

  • Artifact Soapworks: founded by Barbara Thomas, this Healthworks Cambridge member (!!) offers unique and unusual, artisanal soaps that are vegetarian/vegan and cruelty free
  • The Blank Canvas: founded by Erica Goldstein, her online shop features prints, canvas paintings, custom work and her special “Female Lead Planters” for Women’s History Month!
  • Chiba & Brabo: founded by Karyn Georgilis, her Etsy shop sells handmade earrings, art and more
  • CHOLACKI Beauty: founded by Jamie Cholaki, CHOLAKI Amethyst Hair Serum helps tame frizz, minimize static and adds a weightless “CRYSTAL” like shine to your hair! Use promo code “HEALTHWORKS” and save 30% off
  • CLN&DRTY: founded by Paula Hoss, CLN&DRTY uses the highest quality natural products that you can actually pronounce, committed to staying at a price point that remains accessible to all customers. Use promo code “HW20” and save 20% off full-priced orders
  • Coffee Bean Knitting: founded by Kristin Follette, her Etsy shop features hand-knit scarves and winter hats
  • The Counter: featuring micro batch pies and custom pastry orders
  • Curio Spice: founded by Claire Cheney, the Porter Square storefront is currently closed but she still has the online shop up and running with free shipping on purchases over $100, as well as easy, storefront pick up!
  • Fresh Cut Yarn: founded by Cindy Gonzalez, her gift are all handmade and hand crocheted. Use promo code “Happy10” and save 10% off
  • Herd Nerd Spice: founded by Jennifer Wood, Herd Nerd Spices and Salts are seasoning and rubs, all created in Arlington. Use promo code “Healthworks10” and save 10% off
  • I Love My Nighty: founded by Maureen Barillaro, I Love My Nighty is a 100% woman-owned business based in Somerville that celebrates women everyday with chic and cozy loungewear and sleepwear, designed to make you look and feel beautiful in the comfort of home. Use promo code “LOVELIERYOU10” and save 10%
  • Jacqueline Lapuck Jewelry: founded by Jacqueline Lapuck, her shop features fine jewelry, bridal, custom pieces, and gemstone bracelets. Use promo code “HEALTHWORKS15” and save 15% off
  • The Laughing Tree Organics: founded by Bonnie Giangrande, her organic skincare and beauty products are are infused with the highest grade plant stem cells and nutrient-rich oils and extracts, joined with hydrating elements to help moisturize and nourish the skin
  • LAYO Store: founded by Funmi Layo, her skincare and beauty products are 100% natural and plant-based. Shop her new gift box options, custom spa collection, or  soap/body oil sets!
  • Lisa’s Hands of Time: Lisa Schreider offers personal concierge services (including virtual options) throughout Greater Boston and MetroWest. Mention “Healthworks” and save $20.21 off your first visit!
  • L’Optique Boutique: founded by Carol Tijan, her storefront closed due to Covid-19, however she’s transitioned to to a traveling private eyewear stylist/optician, offering the same services through zoom calls and live appointments. Sunglasses and accessories can also be purchased at her online shop!
  • Lunch City Studio: founded by Courtney Drake, her online shop features prints, greeting cards, magnets and more, all handmade. Coming this spring, she’s opening a storefront in Union Square featuring sustainable, plastic-free gifts, home and paper goods. Learn more here
  • Mary Kay (Kristen Culver): shop for makeup and skincare products from a local, independent consultant, including her new Bombshell Beauty Bags
  • PEACHBOX Co.:founded by Alvania Lopez, PEACHBOX Co. offers beautiful, personalized and hand-curated gift boxes. Use promo code “HEALTHWORKS10” and save 10% off
  • Sarah Heirs Design: founded by Sarah Heirs, offers Art Prints and Products that add an extra dose of fun and color to any space! Shop Art and Gifts that will brighten anyone’s day! Use promo code “SARAHHIERSDESIGN15” and save 15% off
  • StephieChic: founded by Stephanie Greenstein, StephieChic jewelry includes statement earrings, bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories and more. Use promo code “HW20” and save 20% off (fine jewelry excluded)

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