In the wise words of Mindful Kreative’s founder and president, “Control your own destiny, or someone else will.”

During National Women’s Small Business Month, we want to recognize women entrepreneurs who took a leap of faith toward their passions, including Mindful Kreative’s very own, Melinda Kaiser.

Realizing that nothing good comes from staying in your comfort zone, it all started when Melinda took a chance on herself to follow a dream. In 2002, Melinda started Lowers Communications as a nod to her maiden name and her parents. For the first seven years, Melinda ran the agency entirely on her own.

By 2009, when Melinda was looking to take her business to the next level, she made her first hire: Client Services Director, Annie Lewis. Two years later, the agency was incorporated and officially became Mindful Kreative.

Mindful Kreative was certified as a Pennsylvania Small Business and a Pennsylvania Women’s Enterprise in 2012. Then, in 2017, Mindful Kreative became nationally certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive. This is not only a world-class certification, but it is also the most sought-after recognition of its kind.

Twenty-one years later, Mindful Kreative has transformed into a full-service marketing communications agency with a dedicated team who share the same passion: crafting outside-the-box solutions that take our clients to new heights.

“In this female-driven industry, I am proud to employ so many smart, strong women,” Melinda said. “Many will be the agency and corporate leaders of tomorrow.”

Mindful Kreative continues to be ranked as a top PR agency in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Business Times, and there’s no slowing down in sight. We’re so proud to celebrate National Women’s Small Business month, and know that we are in good company – including some of our personal favorites! Keep an eye on our social media all month long as we highlight our team’s most loved women-owned businesses. And to our clients and partners, thank you for supporting MK and other small women-owned businesses all year long.