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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.

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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.

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Announcing: The Passionate & Purposeful List

The outstanding entrepreneurial women featured on our 2017 list show how passion and purpose can ignite successful, impactful ventures — and how life circumstances inform what lights the fire inside of us.

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Hong Kong Dispatch: The Mighty MISSBISH Team

Gillian Wong, Lindsay Jang and Nicole Fung brought different professional experiences when they came together to build MISSBISH, a popular online destination for Hong Kong women’s streetwear.

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Helping Women Feel Beautiful, Inside and Out

Takia Ross, owner of Baltimore makeup studio Accessmatized, is bringing positivity to everyone from blushing brides and struggling students to stressed-out mothers — with help from the perfect shade of lipstick.

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How Celebrity Women Are Lifting Up The Sisterhood

Tory Burch, Sara Blakely and Eva Longoria are using their fame and fortunes to help other women succeed and to lift up whole communities. They are bright examples of the many women who use their success for good.

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Hong Kong Dispatch: Ryanne Lai Is Democratizing Legal Services

The Hong Kong native tells us about her pursuit of entrepreneurship, her plans to use tech to transform Asia’s legal industry and what it’s like being a female entrepreneur in this global business capital.

Prabha DublishHong Kong Dispatch: Ryanne Lai Is Democratizing Legal Services