About the Author
Candice Helfand-Rogers
Candice Helfand-Rogers
Candice Helfand-Rogers, the Associate Director of Digital Media for The Story Exchange, is a news media professional with over a decade of writing and editing experience under her belt. Prior to The Story Exchange, she worked as a journalist and covered a wide range of topics for some of the largest news organizations in the country (including CBS Local News and The Star-Ledger). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University and graduated in 2005. In her spare time, Candice enjoys singing in several ensembles in New York City, and serving as a volunteer content producer for the Women's A Cappella Association. She can be reached at candice@thestoryexchange.org.
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Ditching Corporate Life to Care for Kids Half a World Away

Maya Rowencak started her nonprofit, Maya’s Hope, after a life-changing visit to a Filipino orphanage. Through storytelling — and lots of legwork — she raises funds to give these children the care they deserve.

Candice Helfand-RogersDitching Corporate Life to Care for Kids Half a World Away
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Combining Cold Facts and a Warm Heart to Empower African Women

Filipa Carreira of Mozambique runs research firm FC Consulting and its nonprofit project, Wamina, which supplies local women with reusable menstrual pads that keep them healthy and give them independence.

Candice Helfand-RogersCombining Cold Facts and a Warm Heart to Empower African Women
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Helping Women Feel Beautiful, Inside and Out

Takia Ross, owner of Baltimore makeup studio Accessmatized, is bringing positivity to everyone from blushing brides and struggling students to stressed-out mothers — with help from the perfect shade of lipstick.

Candice Helfand-RogersHelping Women Feel Beautiful, Inside and Out
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Using Talk and Technology to End Harassment

Hollaback!, a women-run nonprofit, empowers people who have been subjected to harassment, whether in the street or on the internet, by letting them steer the conversation and drive change.

Candice Helfand-RogersUsing Talk and Technology to End Harassment
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A Lawyer Aids Immigrants’ American Dreams

Rosanna Berardi, founder of Berardi Immigration Law, helps people enter the U.S. legally — a challenging undertaking in today’s “tumultuous” political climate, she says.

Candice Helfand-RogersA Lawyer Aids Immigrants’ American Dreams
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Promise and Peril for Businesses Facing Gentrification

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, like many urban areas in America, is experiencing an influx of wealthier newcomers and rising rents. How are local female entrepreneurs navigating the breakneck pace of change?

Candice Helfand-RogersPromise and Peril for Businesses Facing Gentrification