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Starting a Business with a Helping of Homework

Young women are charging into entrepreneurship. We talked to five dynamos who founded businesses in college or soon after — and learned a lot about the benefits of starting up young.

Natalie GaisserStarting a Business with a Helping of Homework
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When Dreams of Growth Require a Business Shift

Kryshon Bratton of Houston runs a solid pool-building company, but she sees her real opportunity for profit and scale in another sort of construction business.

Riva RichmondWhen Dreams of Growth Require a Business Shift
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Bringing Car Confidence to Women

Audra Fordin of Great Bear Auto Repair and Women Auto Know wants her fellow females to get comfortable in a traditionally male space.

Victoria Wang and Candice Helfand-Rogers at The Story ExchangeBringing Car Confidence to Women
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Melissa Austria is Building the Retail Store of the Future

The feisty owner of Toronto menswear retailer Gotstyle is mixing and matching old-school service and digital technologies in a bid to survive — and thrive — in an increasingly tough industry.

Riva RichmondMelissa Austria is Building the Retail Store of the Future
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Fanning the Flames of an Industry Hot Spot

New York is fast becoming one of the nation’s most dynamic tech hubs. Minerva Tantoco, the city’s first-ever CTO, intends to take it to new heights.

Candice Helfand-RogersFanning the Flames of an Industry Hot Spot
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Debugging Tech for Women Biz Owners of Color

The deck is stacked against minority female entrepreneurs in one of America’s fastest-growing industries. But an array of initiatives offers hope.

Candice Helfand-RogersDebugging Tech for Women Biz Owners of Color