California natives Maritza Davis and Anette Thomas are passionate about building platforms for women to thrive. Both Maritza and Anette were raised by strong women in a traditional Mexican family. Helping their family in multiple business ventures from a young age, they learned from the best. Maritza blames her obsession of starting businesses on her grandfather who migrated to California from Mexico. Dissatisfied with the amount of places for women by women, Maritza and Anette created DAMAS (pronounced Dah-Mahs). The first "For Women By Women" retail concept on the West Coast. DAMAS is a place that supports women-driven businesses and their projects and focuses on propelling women entrepreneurs by providing a platform for them to thrive.