The Scout Guide Co-Founders Honored with Entreprenista 100 Award, Awarding Exceptional Women-led Entrepreneurship

cofounders Susie Matheson and Christy Ford
Photography by Jen Fariello.

The Scout Guide is thrilled to announce that its co-founders Susie Matheson and Christy Ford are winners of the 2023 Entreprenista 100 Awards, presented by Chase Ink. They are among 99 other incredible women-owned businesses shaping the entrepreneurial landscape, breaking boundaries, and forging a path to a brighter future. 

The Entreprenista 100 was created by The Entreprenista League, a business and membership community for women founders and leaders on a mission to empower women. The Entreprenista 100 Award acknowledges women entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptional growth, leadership, and impact in their respective industries. By celebrating and sharing stories, Entreprenista creates a community that cultivates meaningful connections and supports women founders in all stages of their business. 

“We are so honored to be included in such an impressive line up of female founders,” the co-founders shared. “We’re in good company with this group of dynamic women.” 

The Entreprenista 100 highlights The Scout Guide’s co-founders for their commitment to excellence, creativity, and innovation in entrepreneurship. By championing local businesses and fostering connections within communities, The Scout Guide is helping to drive economic growth and enrich the lives of individuals across the country. After watching characterless big-box stores and online behemoths suffocating the local shops that make cities unique, The Scout Guide co-founders started the guide with a specific mission to save small businesses. Since its inception, Christy and Susie have met countless entrepreneurs who have followed their dreams and started their own businesses. To this day, their stories inspire them, and while each story is unique, there are a few common threads: taking a risk, recognizing an opportunity, following a passion, persevering, and being deeply committed to their community. 

About The Scout Guide: The Scout Guide is a 100% women-founded national franchise that offers an elevated advertising experience to local businesses through printed guides and digital exposure. Each curated guide is a collection of local businesses, artisans, and experts, spotlighting the best of what communities across the country have to offer. Through its beautifully crafted city guides and online platform, The Scout Guide connects consumers with exceptional businesses, fostering a sense of community and supporting local economies. For more information about The Scout Guide and to explore its curated collection of local businesses, visit