Like many young women, Tish Scolnik initially rejected engineering as “nerdy.” Now she’s running a social enterprise that designs wheelchairs for rough terrains.
In 2017, we’re profiling entrepreneurial women who are addressing social issues in innovative and inspiring ways. Here’s why.
How Tatiana Garcia-Granados’ nonprofit enterprise, The Common Market, is bringing healthful food to low-income communities and lifting local farmers’ livelihoods.
At Road Twenty-Two, founded by Iranian immigrant Fif Ghobadian in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.
Anita Saville and Kathy Brough formed Budget Buddies to help homeless women lift themselves out of poverty.
The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.
Donna Peal founded the non-profit Pro Bono Network to make volunteering easy for stay-at-home moms on hiatus from legal careers.
Former pageant winner Lovern Gordon launched Love Life Now to unite communities against domestic violence and break down the isolation that survivors like her have experienced — and that allows abuse to persist.
Aviva Weiss, founder of kids’ therapeutic toys and tools purveyor Fun and Function, helps children with special needs through research-inspired, parent-approved products.
Since 2013, DesiVDesi has sold low-cost solar dryers to farmers in India and beyond, reducing food waste and raising farmer incomes. Now, it aims to take those dried fruits and veggies to the masses, co-founder Nidhi Pant tells us.