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.
At Road Twenty-Two in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.
Anita Saville and Kathy Brough formed Budget Buddies to help homeless women lift themselves out of poverty.
How the search for a strategic partner gave the Houston-based owner of Nicholas Earth Printing a new lease on entrepreneurial life.
Angelica Garcia-Dunn’s personal life took a terrible hit. Instead of becoming bitter or giving up, she decided to shake up the Texas freight industry.
The Houston entrepreneur runs a solid pool-building company, but she sees her real opportunity for profit and scale in another sort of construction business.
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.
The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.
Donna Peel founded the non-profit Pro Bono Network to make volunteering easy for Chicago-area moms on hiatus from legal careers.
The upstate New York flower farmer is creating a farm and flower business that gives her the life she wants.
Heather Sandford is pursuing a three-legged strategy to grow her New York pig farm and meat business, The Piggery.
Anne Dowling of Breckenridge, Colo., runs a pair of wine and cheese shops — and gets some good skiing in on powder days.
The San Francisco native says she was inspired by her small-business-owner parents to create the crowdfunding platform.
Delia Viader finds a better business model after losing her 2003 vintage in a warehouse fire.
Scientist Amy Sheng of CellScope is designing a device to help moms diagnose kids’ ear infections.