Elizabeth Hermawan and Jeanny Stevens, Swan Patisserie, Hudson, NH: 2021 Rising Star Award Winner
Elizabeth and Jeanny's business, Swan Patisserie in Hudson, NH, is a local bakery where people can eat quality, authentic Indonesian pastries. They started their business because they grew up watching their moms and grandmothers cook every day and they wanted to introduce the comfort foods that they grew up with to their customers.
Elizabeth and Jeanny came to CWE for our classes on how to start a business and to network with other women entrepreneurs. Swan Patisserie is two years into operation out of a commercial kitchen rental in NH. By 2025, Elizabeth and Jeanny hope to have their own store where they can serve customers. The pandemic delayed their plan to open a store and reduced the business’ revenue, but they are working hard to find the perfect brick-and-mortar space.