Felena Hanson launched her female-only coworking space after surviving a near-fatal wreck.
The Austin mom started a school to serve her bilingual Texas community.
Business: Bilingual School
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
A Latina trailblazer resurrected her IT company, Pinnacle Technical Resources, from the ashes and turned it into a major industry player.
Business: IT Solutions
Born and raised in Beijing, the founder of ChinaSprout is selling what she knows best — Chinese culture.
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The entrepreneur’s harrowing experience to get her green card led her to start her own immigration law firm.
Business: Legal Firm & Website
A survivor of multiple wars, the founder of NHK Consulting found safe haven and economic independence as an entrepreneur in the U.S.
The founder of Mannequin Maddness has been selling, renting and recycling mannequins for nearly 15 years.
Business: Recycling & Reuse
The Singapore baker’s love of chocolate inspired her to start a company that sold just one product.
Business: Baking Franchise
From hostile religious groups in Iraq to community boards, the ‘Kommon Denominator’ founder gets people to talk and resolve their problems.
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
By keeping an eye on the bottom line, the Nevada business owner grew her tiny idea into a major success.
Business: Online Yarn & Fabrics
The Hong Kong restauranteur has spent the last 30 years working 14-hour days to build up her restaurant empire.
Business: Restaurant Chain
Ana Perez overcame her fear of failure to found her hair salon, Kika.