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Founder Feature: Jenny Argie

Her post-divorce breast cancer diagnosis turned single mom Jenny Argie’s life upside down, but she’s landed solidly on her feet. And learned that, sometimes, the grass is greener on the other side.

Jenny and her ex-husband founded and ran a business creating children’s furniture with an eye toward both aesthetic and using clean, organic materials. Her 12 years of experience in the company, which saw enormous growth, taught Jenny how to develop an idea for a product and take it to market.

When their marriage ended, their business did too. While Jenny was pursuing other start-ups in the children’s goods space, she heard the news that one in eight women will receive at some point in their lives: you have breast cancer.

Jenny had treatment, including a double mastectomy, but decided to forgo the recommended five years of Tamoxifen. Instead, she took a deep dive into researching how full spectrum hemp could help not only side effects from treatment, but perhaps even reduce recurrence of cancer.

She conducted in-home education sessions with potential buyers and listened to their feedback to develop her products. Jenny’s Baked at Home has a line of salves, creams, infused oils, brownie mix, and even pet drops.

“I’m a serial entrepreneur,” Jenny said in a podcast interview with Bruce Eckfeldt. “If you are passionate about it, you will learn it…Be an advocate. Be a listener.”


Katelyn Murphy-McCarthy

Katelyn is a writer and editor specializing in creative nonfiction. She comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, and loves hearing and sharing the stories of women who are making a difference.
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