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The Afterbirth Entrepreneur

Jennifer Mayer’s firm, Brooklyn Placenta Services, is part of a growing industry led by women that’s turning placentas into pills.

Candice Helfand-RogersThe Afterbirth Entrepreneur
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A Fan Teams With Singer Martina McBride to Do Good

Through Team Music is Love, Sheila Jones leads fans of country star Martina McBride in “flash-mob volunteering.” Together they tackle domestic violence, hunger and more through tour-stop activities and the power of song.

Candice Helfand-RogersA Fan Teams With Singer Martina McBride to Do Good
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In Business to Make You Click

In 1999, Jessica Rovello helped invent viral content as promoter of “The Blair Witch Project.” Now a successful female tech entrepreneur, her firm Arkadium is helping large online publishers engage the internet masses.

Candice Helfand-RogersIn Business to Make You Click
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A Retirement Career Emerges from a Beloved Hobby

Beverly Nance is bringing together a love of puzzles and desire to foster human connections with her game-making venture Puzzlebilities, which she is growing in retirement.

Candice Helfand-RogersA Retirement Career Emerges from a Beloved Hobby
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In Rural Uganda, Women Supporting Women

Seven Ugandan women farmers banded together in 2015 to found the Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development. They’re already giving hundreds of poor women in rural communities the skills and confidence to improve their lives.

Riva RichmondIn Rural Uganda, Women Supporting Women
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Love for a Sensual Dance Fuels a Body-Positivity Mission

Oreet Jehassi Schwartz of Philadelphia designed SharQui, a belly dance class for fitness fans. Then it became the foundation for lasting a business — and a tool to help women around the world love the bodies they’ve got.

Riva RichmondLove for a Sensual Dance Fuels a Body-Positivity Mission
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Building Schools and Futures in Central America

Boston’s Kate Curran started School the World to build schoolhouses and change the lives of children living in extreme poverty. It turns out she’s transforming the lives of privileged kids, too.

Riva RichmondBuilding Schools and Futures in Central America
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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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Turning Soap into Jobs for Iraqi Women

When Zinah Saleh and her female friends couldn’t land jobs in a post-war Baghdad, she started a business, Ishtar Handmade Soap. Now, she employs only women.

Riva RichmondTurning Soap into Jobs for Iraqi Women