Female Entrepreneur Panel
Owner, Anne Cate
Anne (Catherine Skoch) is the owner of Anne Cate, a made‐in‐America accessories brand and manufacturing firm specializing in skyline silhouette purses and pillows. A proud Kent State graduate, she has scaled her business from a sewing machine in her dorm room to a manufacturing studio, employing full-time individuals to create success with their hands. Anne Cate sells in over 150 small and large stores across the country, works with corporate clients such as Hulu and Keybank, and distributes thousands of products monthly on her site, AnneCate.com. Anne has been featured as one of Wawak’s 2020 Finest Designers and Sewists, honored as a 2021 Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers, graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, received the 2021 Best of Cleveland award, and featured as a 2021 Notable Entrepreneur in Crains Magazine. Anne’s favorite part of her job is bringing joy to her customers through her products. To her customers, the products are more than just a purse or a pillow; they tell a story that is unique to each person.