Yes She May is the only online platform where consumers can shop for products made by women-owned businesses around the world. Each product is carefully curated so no two brands will compete in the same space.
Our mission is to help grow women’s business globally by giving them access to a larger audience with our advanced technology platform and infrastructure as well as a competitive shipping rate so their business can survive and thrive!
How We Started
On a journey to help women entrepreneurs, founder Mei Xu, spoke with over 300 women around the world. In 2019 Mei began working with these founders - sharing their stories and giving them business advice.
Then the pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020 and many of our women business owners were hit hard. Women were struggling to access consumers and were lacking resources - not knowing how to weather these challenges!
Combining Mei’s passion for innovation and expertise in the consumer product business, Yes She May was born.
What Makes Us Different
Unlike Amazon and other large online retailers, Yes She May works closely with our female founders to tell their stories and build a bridge with consumers beyond just the transaction of goods.
We work with women around the world to discover the most innovative and unique products in the categories of fashion, beauty, wellness and home décor.
When you shop at Yes She May, you are not only supporting a woman-owned business, you are also supporting their communities; and continue to be the change you want to see - one purchase at a time!
Meet Our Team
Mei Xu, Founder & CEO
Drawing upon more than two decades of experience as a brand architect, consumer product designer, global manufacturer and successful CEO and mentor, Mei is dedicated to helping businesses launch, grow and prosper in the US and China.
Named twice by Inc. Magazine as CEO of one of “America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies,” Mei’s focus on product innovation and design combined with her deep understanding of consumer trends and behavior helped ensure record, double-digit year-over-year growth. Her business acumen combined with her international network of connections enable her to pay-it-forward by helping entrepreneurs and women-owned small businesses scale their operations. Mei let’s her life speak and is the embodiment of her motto: “A candle loses nothing by lighting up another.”
Allyson Burkhardt, Merchandising Director
Allyson has over 15 years in the fashion industry. She started her career in Milan, developing brands and introducing couture around the world. For the last decade, Allyson has been on the pulse of the New York marketplace; carefully examining the collections to enhance the Washington DC retail selection. Now, she works directly with clients to develop their own sense of style. Fashion is "putting your best look forward!
Wesley Wang, Chief Technology Officer
Wesley describes himself as "a code monkey that loves delicious free-range chicken." He has more than ten years of focus on software development and project management, a deep understanding of entrepreneurship, experienced from the underlying framework backend, database, mobile development, distributed architecture, blockchain, to product design. As an entrepreneur, Wesley led a technical team of more than 50 members to develop several Internet projects, and at the same time received capital from well-known investment institutions such as Angel Bay and GGV. Wesley received his Computer Science degree from UC Berkeley (#smartypants)!
Courtney Hartford, Marketing Specialist
"My favorite thing in the world is taking a long drive to Cape Cod in my vintage Jaguar listening to 70s and 80s rock (with the windows down!). You can also find me browsing the nearest thrift stores for vintage fashion and spending my time with close family and friends."
Corina Heymann, Creative Director
With more than 20 years of professional experience in graphic design and with a strong sense of design, Corina has worked with a multitude of businesses and clients and has a firm grasp in the packaging, print, web design fields as well as in the product development industry. With most of her experience in packaging and product development, Corina has designed a diverse range of products, ranging from home décor, cosmetics, toys, electronics and health.
Maria Mesina, Chief of Staff
Maria is our amazing Chief of Staff! She brings us more than two decades of experience working with C-suite executives and international teams. She is an expert at managing complex international projects on-time and on-budget. She has vast private and public sector experience, including two decades in the financial services, consulting and government contracting industries. Maria believes in supporting small women-owned and family run businesses, including local craft breweries (😉), having completed more than 100 tours to see how this innovative new movement is driving local economies.
Roland Tillery, Vendor Relations Associate
Roland is currently a college student aiming for a Business Degree in Marketing and Graphic Design. Roland was born in the United States but raised in South America. He is hungry for success and sees every day as a new opportunity to get closer to his goal. His favorite quote is "The only obstacle to not reach your goal is yourself."
Keming (Aria) Cao, Accountant Assistant
Always enthusiastic about finance and business, Aria recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Masters degree in Finance. Previously, she had internship experience at the PwC Shanghai office and China Foreign Exchange Trade System. She also passed CFA Level I in college! It's safe to say that Aria does all the math in the office! 🧠
Elizabeth Pamboukian, Social Media Marketing Intern
Elizabeth is currently a grad student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, pursuing an M.A. in Fashion and Textile Studies. She also recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Fashion Marketing and Management and minors in Fashion Journalism and Business Management and Entrepreneurship. As a self-proclaimed “fashion nerd,” Elizabeth is eager for more knowledge, passionate about storytelling and the art of fashion.