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Tish Scolnik: Engineering Freedom for Wheelchair Users

Like many young women, Tish Scolnik initially rejected engineering as “nerdy.” Now her Boston startup, GRIT, designs Freedom Chair — an all-terrain wheelchair bringing increased mobility to the disabled.

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Melissa Austria: Building The Retail Store of the Future

The feisty owner of Toronto menswear retailer Gotstyle is mixing and matching old-school service and digital technologies in a bid to survive — and thrive — in an increasingly tough industry.

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Stacy Ratner: In Business to Do Good

The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.

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