A digital project showcasing entrepreneurial women around the world.
 
 

 
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Deborah Olivo: Simply Unstoppable

By mixing essential oils in her kitchen Deborah discovered an untapped market niche.


Business: Organic Cleansers

 
 
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Elizabeth Woods: From High School Dropout to Food Entrepreneur

Elizabeth persevered through unbelievable challenges and now thrives as a leading entrepreneur serving up magnificent quiche.

Business: Home-made Food

 
 
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Lyn Lee: For Love of Chocolate and Children

The Singapore baker's love of chocolate inspired her to start a company that sold just one product.


Business: Baking Franchise

 

 
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Melissa Mowbray-D’Arbela: Business Woman + Terminator

Growing up below the poverty line, Melissa learned to be resourceful. Now she runs a cutting-edge biotech firm based on ethical principles and disruptive ideas.

Business: Bio & High Technology

 
 
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Adrienne Ma: Learns Business Lessons From Mom

Adrienne is taking the lessons she learned from her family’s traditional retail business to the web selling luxury items on her high-end e-commerce site.

Business: Fashion E-commerce

 
 
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Violet Lim: Entrepreneur Making Love and Money

When Violet left her job to be a matchmaker, everyone said she was crazy. Now she's behind Asia's premier dating service.


Business: Matchmaking & Marriage

 

 
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Lysanne Tusar: A New Kind of Wine Business

Using innovative technology, Lysanne Tusar's winery produces local wine thousands of miles from the nearest vineyard.

Business: Urban Winery

 
 
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Elim Chew: Entrepreneur Sells the Shirt Off Her Back

Elim started her company selling imported clothing and accessories after she literally sold the shirt off her back at an incredibly high price.

Business: Clothing & Accessories

 
 
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Joy Opfer: Woman Entrepreneur Turns Steel into Eco-Jewelry

The San Francisco businesswoman left her internet job to return to her steel industry roots and hand craft eco-jewelry, now worn by top celebrities.

Business: Hand-made Jewelry

 

 
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Why Women Need Role Models

Here's why women who start businesses matter more than we think.
 
 
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Talia Leman: A Random Kid Mobilizing Millions

Determined to create positive social change, Talia started RandomKid to help kids help others.

Business: Non-profit

 
 
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Hanny Lerner: Creating Fashion for Furniture

Hanny Lerner left her religious roots behind to found a chic furniture restoration company.

Business: Furniture Restoration

 

 
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Ana Perez: The Beauty of the Hair Salon

Ana Perez overcame her fear of failure to found her hair salon, Kika.

Business: Hair & Beauty Salon

 
 
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Xiaoning Wang: From Mao to Manhattan

Born and raised in Beijing, the founder of ChinaSprout is selling what she knows best - Chinese culture.

Business: Cultural & Educational Products
 
 
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Pat Law: Business Makes Clients Cool

A dramatic family crisis led Pat to quit her job in advertising and strike out on her own.



Business: Social Media Marketing

 

 
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Judi Townsend: Woman Entrepreneur Cashes in on Body Parts

The founder of Mannequin Maddness has been selling, renting and recycling mannequins for nearly 15 years.

Business: Recycling & Reuse

 
 
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Nina Vaca: A Billion Dollar Story

A Latina trailblazer resurrected her IT company, Pinnacle Technical Resources, from the ashes and turned it into a major industry player.


Business: IT Solutions

 
 
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Traci Phillips: Cleaning Up Our E-Waste Mess

Loyal to her Native American roots, the Tulsa business owner is in the business of preserving Mother Earth with her company, Natural Evolutions.



Business: E-Waste Recycling

 

 
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Puifung Leung: Social Entrepreneur Pays A Fair Price

Puifung is on a mission to make trade more equitable. She pays farmers a fair price for their crops, which she uses to make drinks and snacks.

Business: Fair Trade Food

 
 
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Felena Hanson: Creating a Workspace for Women

The San Diego entrepreneur launched her co-working space business after surviving a near-fatal wreck.

Business: Female Coworking Spaces

 
 
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Adriana Rodriguez: A Bootstrapping Entrepreneur Builds a Bilingual Preschool

The Austin mom started a school to serve her bilingual Texas community.

Business: Bilingual School

 

 
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Jocelyn Chng: Woman Entrepreneur Who’s Tough as Nails

At 21, Jocelyn took over a family business to provide for her five siblings and grew it to a company that today employs hundreds.

Business: Global Food Manufacturing

 
 
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Ati Williams: Scrappy Broker Gambles on Flat Fees

The DC Home Buzz founder says she felt fearful making the change, but has seen her real estate listings triple.

Business: Real Estate

 
 
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Rose Yeong: The Queen of Shoes

Rose ran away from home as a teenager and began selling shoes. She learned the hard way, on the job, and today sells thousands of pairs of shoes each year.


Business: Bespoke Shoes & Retail