The Story Exchange is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit global video project and website that tells the personal and professional stories of women who have started their own businesses. We know the importance of role models and that’s what The Story Exchange is all about: it’s women inspiring women.
Integral to our mission is connecting women, from the American mid-West to the suburbs of Mumbai, India. Through our online community women access the know how, action steps and inspiration needed to start and run a business.
Women around the world are starting businesses at ever-higher rates in an astonishing range of fields – from biotech and wine making, to construction and cakes.
The women we profile share their stories about why they began their companies – and what they’ve learned along the way – to encourage others to do the same. We’ve started with women in the U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore, places known for their business-friendly environments. We are continually adding more videos and expanding into new countries.
The Story Exchange is led by an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a former banking executive. The team stands out for its background in broadcast and print journalism, interlaced with decades of experience in the business and financial world.
Our goal is to empower women to gain economic freedom and a lifestyle of their choosing through entrepreneurship.
- TSE provides content to a number of news organizations including The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
- TSE is a media partner of the Independent Television Service initiative Women and Girls Lead, a public media campaign designed to “celebrate, educate, and activate women, girls, and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century.”
- TSE partners with organizations devoted to empowering women both nationally and globally including the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and WeConnect International.
Watch the videos, get inspired and share your stories with us.
Victoria Wang, Co-Founder
Victoria Wang is a former banker and marketing consultant with more than three decades of experience in the financial world. As she rose through the ranks of corporate America, she saw very few role models or even other women to talk to at senior levels. By the time she left she wanted to find ways to mentor women and to encourage them down the path to economic independence. Not one to sit home and retire, Victoria travels the world looking for stories and is learning to play jazz piano in her free time.
Sue Williams, Executive Director and Co-Founder
Sue Williams is a film producer and director who started her own business, Ambrica Productions, in 1986 to make documentaries with an international scope and interest. Under Sue’s leadership, Ambrica has produced awarding-winning films on a range of subjects, including feature-length documentaries about China for the PBS series Frontline and biographies of two American icons, Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford, for American Experience. She is one of the few people who has three passports, which she rotates to keep herself out of trouble.
Karin Kamp, Director of Digital Media
Karin Kamp writes for The Story Exchange, and her work has appeared on The Huffington Post, BlogHer and other media platforms. She previously worked as the senior web editor for the broadcast news magazine, NOW on PBS, as a producer for WNYC public radio, and as a journalist at Swiss Radio International/swissinfo in Switzerland. Karin has a master’s in journalism from City University in London and an MBA from Rutgers.
Nusha Balyan, Associate Video and Web Producer
Nusha Balyan multi-tasks every day on a crazy range of technical and content issues for The Story Exchange. She also writes articles and produces our Skype interviews, which appear on the Huffington Post, among other platforms. Her previous work includes producing radio stories for NPR’s Latino USA, as well as assisting on TV shoots and stories for BBC World News America and PBS’s Need to Know. Nusha has a Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is fully bilingual in English and Bulgarian.
Christina Wu, Social Media Coordinator
Christina Wu works on social media for The Story Exchange to interact with women entrepreneurs to bring awareness to our organization. You can find her attending NYC events about startups, entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment. She is a recent graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in International Studies with a focus on Brazil. She had her first business when she was 15, selling an innovative 3-in-1 tote bag. As an aspiring twenty-something entrepreneur, she is a curator of all things related to entrepreneurship.