Michel Feaster dropped out of Harvard and started working at a convenience store. Now, the entrepreneur is the CEO of Usermind, a startup that has raised $45 million.

Feaster chose to build her business in Seattle for a number of reasons. One was that she favors the culture of Seattle over Silicon Valley. For her, running a business is all about transparency and integrity.

Feaster is also a gay, female, enterprise CEO. She is proud of all aspects of her identity and hopes to be an inspiration for other young, gay women. Feaster says, "You cannot separate my success from any part of my identity."