AP Computer Science nearly derailed Melody McCloskey’s career in tech. Today she’s running StyleSeat in San Francisco.
Shaan Kandawalla pushed gender norms in her native Pakistan. Now, she’s ready to take on the U.S. tech scene.
Elizabeth Rees, whose family owns a printing company, finds her own path with Chasing Paper.
Kristine Jones, who provides “flaggers” to manage traffic at work sites, figured out a way to land big utility companies as clients.
Jan Erickson of Janska is trying a lean manufacturing strategy to produce her American-made apparel.
Seven years after a corporate sabbatical inspired Simple Squares, Dobbins is close to turning a profit.
Business: Health Food Products
A dramatic family crisis led Pat to quit her job in advertising and strike out on her own.
Business: Social Media Marketing
Using innovative technology, Lysanne Tusar’s winery produces local wine thousands of miles from the nearest vineyard.
Ana Sortun, who owns three restaurants in greater Boston, discusses her rise 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.
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
The Chicago businesswoman parlayed a phenomenal gift for numbers into a computer forensics firm, Teamworks.
Business: Technology Consulting
The DC Home Buzz founder says she felt fearful making the change, but has seen her real estate listings triple.
Business: Real Estate
Judi Henderson-Townsend of Oakland, Calif., has been selling, renting and recycling mannequins for nearly 15 years. This year, she hopes to achieve an elusive goal: Become a million-dollar business.
The San Diego entrepreneur launched her co-working space business after surviving a near-fatal wreck.