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In Rural Uganda, Women Supporting Women

Seven Ugandan women farmers banded together in 2015 to found the Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development. They’re already giving hundreds of poor women in rural communities the skills and confidence to improve their lives.

Riva RichmondIn Rural Uganda, Women Supporting Women
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Love for a Sensual Dance Fuels a Body-Positivity Mission

Oreet Jehassi Schwartz of Philadelphia designed SharQui, a belly dance class for fitness fans. Then it became the foundation for lasting a business — and a tool to help women around the world love the bodies they’ve got.

Riva RichmondLove for a Sensual Dance Fuels a Body-Positivity Mission
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Building Schools and Futures in Central America

Boston’s Kate Curran started School the World to build schoolhouses and change the lives of children living in extreme poverty. It turns out she’s transforming the lives of privileged kids, too.

Riva RichmondBuilding Schools and Futures in Central America
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Ditching Corporate Life to Care for Kids Half a World Away

Maya Rowencak started her nonprofit, Maya’s Hope, after a life-changing visit to a Filipino orphanage. Through storytelling — and lots of legwork — she raises funds to give these children the care they deserve.

Candice Helfand-RogersDitching Corporate Life to Care for Kids Half a World Away
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Combining Cold Facts and a Warm Heart to Empower African Women

Filipa Carreira of Mozambique runs research firm FC Consulting and its nonprofit project, Wamina, which supplies local women with reusable menstrual pads that keep them healthy and give them independence.

Candice Helfand-RogersCombining Cold Facts and a Warm Heart to Empower African Women
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Turning Soap into Jobs for Iraqi Women

When Zinah Saleh and her female friends couldn’t land jobs in a post-war Baghdad, she started a business, Ishtar Handmade Soap. Now, she employs only women.

Riva RichmondTurning Soap into Jobs for Iraqi Women
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Announcing: The Passionate & Purposeful List

The outstanding entrepreneurial women featured on our 2017 list show how passion and purpose can ignite successful, impactful ventures — and how life circumstances inform what lights the fire inside of us.

Riva Richmond and Candice Helfand-RogersAnnouncing: The Passionate & Purposeful List
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Hong Kong Dispatch: The Mighty MISSBISH Team

Gillian Wong, Lindsay Jang and Nicole Fung brought different professional experiences when they came together to build MISSBISH, a popular online destination for Hong Kong women’s streetwear.

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Helping Women Feel Beautiful, Inside and Out

Takia Ross, owner of Baltimore makeup studio Accessmatized, is bringing positivity to everyone from blushing brides and struggling students to stressed-out mothers — with help from the perfect shade of lipstick.

Candice Helfand-RogersHelping Women Feel Beautiful, Inside and Out
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How Celebrity Women Are Lifting Up The Sisterhood

Tory Burch, Sara Blakely and Eva Longoria are using their fame and fortunes to help other women succeed and to lift up whole communities. They are bright examples of the many women who use their success for good.

Nusha Balyan at The Story ExchangeHow Celebrity Women Are Lifting Up The Sisterhood