Dynamic Duos

These mother-daughter teams work perfectly in tandem at businesses they started — and are even providing inspiration to a third generation, who are watching and learning how to #girlboss.

By Katy Macek and Katie Vaughn | Photography by Hillary Schave

Together by Design

When Jill Dybdahl opened Dybdahl Design Group with her husband Paul in 1992, their four-year-old daughter Anna began coming to the office with them whenever she wasn’t in school. In a pair of full-circle moments, Anna Herman officially joined the company in 2010, and now her daughter, Charlotte, is growing up observing the business too.

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Wonderfully Empowering

This mother-daughter team launched Girl Wonderful, a girl-positive brand of clothing and accessories in 2014. To date, Medina and Kusmec have sold tees in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Europe and Australia. Medina handles the creative, branding and social media, while Kusmec takes on the business side.

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A Family Business With Deep Roots

Tami Gruber and her daughter, Toni Harris, run Simply Rooted & Co., a home décor shop in Spring Green. It’s just down the road from the Spring Green Motel, which Gruber and her husband, Fred, also co-own.

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