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100 Powerful Women

Women know how to fight the good fight–and they won't back down until the job is done. Get to know 100 female-led businesses and brands that ar creating change and redefining the rules of success.

Andrea and Robin McBride

Founders/ McBride Sisters Wine

Sometimes a founding story is so good, you just want to bottle it. And these sisters did. Andrea McBride (right) was 12 and living with her foster mom in New Zealand when the phone rang. “Hey, Andrea; it’s your dad,” a man said. He told her he had terminal stomach cancer and she had a big sister named Robin (left) on the opposite side of the world. Andrea set out to find her. It took a few years, but she did. Andrea was 16 and Robin was 25 when the two first met, in New York’s LaGuardia airport. “When I got off the plane,” says Robin, who’d been brought up by her mom in California, “she was standing at the end of the jetway. I thought I was seeing my own reflection.” In 2005, the biracial sisters ended up in California concocting a plan to squeeze into the very male, very white, very old-school wine industry. First, they became importers, then distributors, and in 2009 they produced their first vintage. Many followed, including a Black Girl Magic collection, from New Zealand and California. Today the McBride Sisters Wine Collection sells 80,000 cases a year, landing it in the top 3 percent of wineries by size. But the sisters want to see more women there. On March 8, International Women’s Day, they debuted She Can—a New Zealand sauvignon blanc and a California rosé in cans—along with a fund to a


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