Inspiring Women Leaders with Businesses in Shadyside

Our greatest pleasure is spreading the word about local businesses within Shadyside whether it’s through our blogs, in social media, or by talking to our residents. Even more so, when we can support our fellow female business owners!

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’d like to highlight three fantastic female leaders who started a business right here in our neighborhood!

The Barre Code

This local fitness shop welcomes anybody and every body to its results-driven program! The Barre Code passionately promotes personal growth and self-acceptance in a place where women feel supported. This is all thanks to founders, Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin. 

Ariana is a certified fitness professional specializing in women’s fitness and MMA conditioning and Jillian is a recognized post-natal fitness expert with a passion for choreography. After opening the Barre Code, both women were featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Entrepreneur, and more.

Dinette Pittsburgh

Dinette opened its door in October of 2008 serving thin-crust pizzas & small plates made from sustainable ingredients by using their rooftop garden to source veggies used in all their dishes. It’s also been recognized as a “Sustainable Restaurant” by Sustainable Pittsburgh (2015).

The Chef and Owner of this amazing eatery is Sonja Finn. She learned her skill through the Culinary Institute of America reaching many achievements since like Mother Nature Network’s “40 Chef’s Under 40,” and being named an ACDA “Woman of Achievement.”

I Made It! Market

Formed in 2007, the I Made It! Market lets small and local businesses promote and sell their quality, handcrafted goods at accessible marketplaces year-round. The goal is to support our community and support sustainability by encouraging all to shop small!

Carrie Nardini is the leader of this wonderful organization and of the Neighborhood Flea as well as director of local event, A Fair in the Park. She’s passionate about cultivating a strong, supportive craft community, “It hit me once while driving over the Liberty Bridge toward the city — I had created my dream job without even realizing it,” (sourced from Pittsburgh Magazine)

Visit Barre Code, Dinette Pittsburgh, and the I Made It Market in Shadyside to show your support. Happy Women’s History Month!