Broaden is a business collective and online directory for women-owned businesses across the state of New Hampshire. Based out of Concord, NH, the online directory will feature businesses from across the state. In addition to an online directory and business listing options, the Broaden Collective will serve as a community for female businesses and entrepreneurs through both online and local meet-ups.


Our Journey

Back in March of 2019, in honor of International Women’s Day, I decided to create a postcard featuring female owned businesses in my community as a way to give back to the women who have inspired me and helped my business get off the ground. Since sharing this initial idea with other female business owners and entrepreneurs, I’ve connected with over 70 women-owned businesses in the community, and the list keeps growing.

Broaden represents a personal and professional goal to shed light on and showcase all of the strong female leaders and change-makers who contribute to our local economy and provide amazing products and services to the people of New Hampshire.

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Why 'Broaden' ? |||

We don’t need to be called ‘babes’ to be bosses. I chose ‘Broaden’ as play on the word broad, or woman, but also to tie in the idea of expanding our community. Broaden is a refined, smart and approachable take on the trendy ‘#girlboss’ ‘#bossbabe’ ‘#ladyboss’ tags associated with the women empowered movement, that can appeal to women of all ages and stages of life.

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Who We Are

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Rachel Sotak


Rachel has been working in the recruitment, marketing and communications industry for over 5 years, and have now been in business for herself as a graphic designer for just over a year. Through her work she's found that small businesses need help not just when it comes to the marketing and visual elements of their brand, but are also seeking connection and collaboration with others. Working as a soloprenuer can be lonesome, and sometimes all women entrepreneurs are looking for is a sounding board, a push in the right direction, or someone just to sit and do work next to.

Broaden is the genesis of this type of connection - not only for businesses to collaborate, but for anyone looking to support women in business.