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How a Mother’s Grief Inspired a Mission

After the murder of her son, Monique Willis founded a nonprofit to help families cope with the loss of family members to violence. Through Momma on a Mission, she offers comfort, while sparking conversations between civilians and police.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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