If you’re a woman business owner, share your story and be featured on our site

We are interested in women who have businesses, social enterprises, non-profits as well as sole proprietors from around the world. We want to know why you started and what you hope to achieve. All stories will appear on our site here.

Below is an example of what your feature will look like on our site (click on image to see full submission). Be featured and TELL YOUR STORY HERE.

A sample submission from the 1,000 Stories campaign.

A sample submission from the 1,000 Stories campaign.

About the 1,000 Stories Campaign

Women are helping to drive the economic recovery, creating jobs at a time when we need them most. But the needs of female entrepreneurs are often overlooked by policymakers and their stories are left untold in the media.

Even though women have fewer role models, women-owned businesses in the U.S. are growing faster than the national average. Globally, the number of women starting their own businesses is rising quickly as countries everywhere are realizing the untapped growth potential of female entrepreneurs.

Just think what public validation could do and how this could help women overcome all sorts of hurdles, like the funding gap. The fact is that women seeking first-year financing to get a business off the ground receive about 80 percent less capital than men.


That’s why we’re launching 1,000 Stories, a project aimed at understanding the needs of women business owners and giving their stories media exposure. It’s easy to take part. Just share your business story here — we’re interested in businesses from every sector, including social enterprises and even sole proprietorships — and it will appear on our website, with its own link. We’ll use these to find candidates for future blogs and videos (watch our inspiring videos of women entrepreneurs here).

Once we reach our goal of 1,000 stories we’ll analyze and publicize our findings in the hopes that lawmakers, the financial industry and others will create initiatives that work around the needs of women … instead of women having to work around everyone else.

Join us in creating the next story on women. Tell your story here.

Read a 2014 update on the 1,000 Stories project here

Spread the Word

Tell your friends, colleagues and networks about the 1,000 Stories Campaign. Let others know what it’s all about by sharing via email, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. See our PR Newswire press release.

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@TheStoryXchange is championing women businesses. Join its campaign by sharing your startup story. bit.ly/WNHisS #1000stories


The Story Exchange has launched the 1,000 Stories Campaign to make women entrepreneurs more visible in the media. Share your story of starting a business and appear on TSE’s website. http://bit.ly/WNHisS

Posted: October 15, 2012

If you're a woman business owner, share your startup story through our 1,000 Stories project and be featured on our site.

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