Like many young women, Tish Scolnik initially rejected engineering as “nerdy.” Now she’s running a social enterprise that designs wheelchairs for rough terrains.
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?
Since 2013, DesiVDesi has sold low-cost solar dryers to farmers in India and beyond, reducing food waste and raising farmer incomes. Now, it aims to take those dried fruits and veggies to the masses, co-founder Nidhi Pant tells us.
The Story Exchange’s 2017 list will spotlight founders of successful passion projects that create jobs, solve problems and make a difference. Interested entrepreneurs: Apply before March 31!
How Tatiana Garcia-Granados’ nonprofit enterprise, The Common Market, is bringing healthful food to low-income communities and lifting local farmers’ livelihoods.
The path for immigrants is getting more treacherous. Fortunately, immigrant women entrepreneurs display deep wells of resiliency, not to mention goodwill, our ongoing coverage shows.
What are female Senators and Representatives hoping to accomplish as their terms get underway? We took a look, and found an energized, focused group with a wide range of priorities.
Programs to teach and facilitate business ownership are springing up around the U.S. in a bid to expand economic opportunity for women leaving prison.
Teresa and Laurin Hodge’s nonprofit, Mission: Launch, is helping women return to the workforce after prison — as Teresa, herself, once struggled to do — and to launch their own businesses.
At Road Twenty-Two, founded by Iranian immigrant Fif Ghobadian in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.
The Department of Health and Human Services says one in five Obamacare enrollees is a small business owner or self-employed. What could a repeal mean for them?
At Road Twenty-Two in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.
Harleen Kaur is a former NASA engineer and Rolls-Royce executive. But growing her mobile social-networking company, uCiC, has been her biggest challenge yet.
Anita Saville and Kathy Brough formed Budget Buddies to help homeless women lift themselves out of poverty.
What a Donald Trump presidency will mean for us.