A digital media 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jody Adams: A Woman in the Kitchen

Chef Jody Adams counts Julia Child as her mentor. She talks about rising to the top of the male-dominated restaurant business.


Business: Restaurant

 
 
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Nada Kiblawi: From Refugee Camp to Successful Entrepreneur

A survivor of multiple wars, the founder of NHK Consulting has finally found safe haven and economic independence as an entrepreneur in the U.S.

Business: Engineering Consultancy

 

 
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Ana Sortun: From Dishwasher to Head Chef

Ana Sortun, who owns three restaurants in greater Boston, discusses her rise in the kitchen.


Business: Restaurants

 
 
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Sheela Murthy: Representing the American Dream

The entrepreneur's harrowing experience to get her green card led her to start her own immigration law firm.

Business: Legal Firm & Website

 
 
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Kimberly Dobbins: The Long Journey to Market for her All-Natural Snack Bar

Seven years after a corporate sabbatical inspired Simple Squares, Dobbins is close to turning a profit.

Business: Health Food Products

 

 
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Becky O’Neil: Turns Passion for Pets into Major Business

After Becky became a mother she started her own pet care business to spend more time with her family.


Business: Pet Care

 
 
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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