About ATG

Above the Glass is an online resource center that provides the information, tools and support to help women launch businesses. We guide you through the start-up process in a seamless way. We tell the stories of real women who’ve started up, fallen down and broken through. It’s time to break business down to the basics, making it approachable and relatable for all levels of experience.

Being Above the Glass means taking ownership of your working life. It’s not just about breaking though glass ceilings, but working around and above them to defy gender stereotypes and become founders, leaders and role models.
It’s about figuring out how to start a business that helps you survive life’s challenges, fulfills lifestyle needs, and enables you to attain career superstardom.

Women should do what they love, the way they want to do it. Unapologetically and without compromise. With the ability to take care of themselves and their families. And the time has never been better than now for women to have it their way.
"It’s not just about breaking though glass ceilings, but working around and above them to defy gender stereotypes and become founders, leaders and role models."


Keely Colcleugh


Keely Colcleugh is the founder of Kilograph, a creative visualization company. Using her background in architecture, graphic design, and virtual reality, Keely helps communicate and bring to life design visions for her architecture, real estate and retail development clients. She is one few women paving the way in a world dominated by men with tech backgrounds, and created a company for which no business model existed – doing it all with a small baby at home. Keep on reading to learn how Keely has accomplished so much, and the ambitions she still has for Kilograph.


April Gargiulo

Vintner’s Daughter

There are few things we admire more than someone who has mastered a craft, and April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter has done that twice over. This fine wine maker has taken her experience formulating wines and used it to create something equally as luxurious and desirable: a cult-status face serum. April runs a business many would love to emulate, and lucky for us she shares her advice with Above the Glass readers on how to do just that.


Michaele Simmering

Kalon Studios

We were lucky enough to be invited into Michaele Simmering’s beautiful Highland Park home and office to witness a typical day in her life as a wife, mother and business owner. She runs her company, Kalon Studios, from home with her husband Johannes, and has achieved what so many women want: she built a business around a life she desires and her family’s needs. We hope you enjoy a peak into her beautiful home, filled with Kalon Studio originals, and the words of wisdom she imparts on us.


Jaclyn Johnson

Create & Cultivate, (No Subject)

Jaclyn Johnson represents the new guard of power-women. In an increasing digital world, Jaclyn Johnson has created the ultimate resource: Create & Cultivate. As a conference series and platform to connect women in the digital space, she is probably directly responsible for igniting hundreds of women-led businesses. Jaclyn has the creativity, hustle and grace that will get her far, and we were lucky enough to pick her brain on the philosophy behind it all.


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