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 in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.
A growing number of companies are working to effectively, respectfully engage transgender consumers through ad campaigns and inclusive company policies. Experts explain why — and what it takes to get it right.
The owner of Mannequin Madness, first featured by The Story Exchange 4 years ago, has found that change can lead to new and exciting places — and once-elusive revenue goals.
A U.S. Small Business Administration report on gender and minority representation inside venture-capital firms confirms that investor diversity is good for women business owners.
Black female entrepreneurs are starting up at higher rates than any other group. A new report looks at why — and examines the hurdles they face in growing their firms.
How the search for a strategic partner gave the Houston-based owner of Nicholas Earth Printing a new lease on entrepreneurial life.
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.
Funlayo Alabi’s venture, Shea Radiance, suffered a huge setback a few years ago. But purpose and passion gave her the strength to weather the storm.
Immigrant women entrepreneurs face many challenges as they enter the business world. But are these challenges always disadvantages? Can they become advantages?
All business owners can benefit from embracing immigrant values, which provide a strong groundwork for entrepreneurial hustle.
“I want to encourage other creatives to embrace their weirdness and find their personal version of happiness rather than following someone else’s idea of success.”
“I think that entrepreneurship is about creating opportunities for yourself.”
“You are successful when you are in control of your own future.”