A digital project showcasing entrepreneurial women around the world.
 
 

 
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Lucy Postins: The Honest Kitchen, Progressing the Pet Food Industry

The San Diego entrepreneur sells "human-grade" pet food, meaning you could grab a spoon and eat it with your pooch.


Business: Animal Food Products

 
 
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Alison Chung: The ‘Rain Woman’ Behind a Digital Detective Agency

The Chicago businesswoman parlayed a phenomenal gift for numbers into a computer forensics firm, Teamworks.


Business: Technology Consulting

 
 
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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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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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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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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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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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Why Women Need Role Models

Here's why women who start businesses matter more than we think.
 

 
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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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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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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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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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Alma Jadallah: Immigrant Makes Peace, Near and Far

From hostile religious groups in Iraq to community boards, the 'Kommon Denominator' founder gets people to talk and resolve their problems.

Business: Conflict Resolution

 
 
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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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Laura Zander: Knitter Turns Hobby Into a Multi-Million $ Business

By keeping an eye on the bottom line, the Nevada business owner grew her tiny idea into a major success.

Business: Online Yarn & Fabrics

 
 
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Anna Chau: Hong Kong’s Queen of Restaurants

The Hong Kong restauranteur has spent the last 30 years working 14-hour days to build up her restaurant empire.

Business: Restaurant Chain

 
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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