Introducing 1,000+ Stories

More than 1,000 woman business owners shared their stories with us over three years. Now we want more!

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1000+ Stories

By popular demand, The Story Exchange today reactivates its project to collect and share the stories of women entrepreneurs around the world.

In 2012, we launched our original “1,000 Stories” project in partnership with Babson College. To better understand the needs of women entrepreneurs and to give them new media exposure via our site, we issued a global call to women with businesses, social enterprises and non-profits to share their experiences with us. 

Women from 50 countries and industries crisscrossing the global economy responded, and in November 2015 we reached our goal of collecting 1,000 stories. An immensely diverse set of women told us why they started companies or organizations — and what they hoped to achieve. Their individual submissions were published on our site, and we tapped them regularly to identify interviewees for articles and videos.

Numerical goal met, we analyzed the entries as a group and published a package of articles detailing our findings. The result was a uniquely deep look at why women start companies, how they view success, their top challenges and their most inspiring role models. We also published an online interactive map to help readers explore the many stories.

The results of our 1,000 Stories journey were so rich — and the women’s voices and contributions so powerful and important — that we decided to extend the project out into the future. So today, we relaunch the project as 1,000+ Stories with an improved questionnaire.

We again invite you to tell us your stories — so we can tell them to the world!

Posted: January 28, 2016

The Story ExchangeIntroducing 1,000+ Stories
  • Karina Morena Mcfadden

    I’m a Author and Beauty and Lifestyle Coach that design lifestyle program for your body needs through foods,natural supplements, exercise, mindset methods. When you think about it we are all bio-individual who were created unique and beautiful. I love helping people who wants to change their mindset and nutritional lifestyle. I’m passionate what I do. It started when I was a Natural Haircare Stylist over 15years ago.By me suggesting foods and nutritional supplements for my clients it made me to dig deeper into nutrition and how it links to hair by putting the right supplement for each clients who had different needs. Let rewind back in the early 90’s I went Natural with my hair and following that I change my life by going Meatless and Natural lifestyle for my health. I had to make changes because I almost died from my body being back up from toxicity. After having amazing results happen with me then later the clients were pleased with their results as well. I love helping people so much I decided to go to school for nutrition. Short form how I become a Beauty and lifestyle Coach in hair,body, mindset connection the total You! I love bring out the new You ! Follow me on Periscope TV as My Wellness World on Monday morning @ 11am and Tuesday @1pm for Wellness Tuesday Health Tip. Thank you for letting me share a little bit of my world.

    Thank you Coach Karina.

  • Conrad

    Hello, my name is Conrad Anoh Bisong, Assistant Project Officer for Spectra Management Associates, Cameroon. I have developed the Women Entrepreneurship Advocacy Forum, is a plateform where women whoare interested in the Entrepreneurial domain can consult. It is bias to women.

  • Cherisa Meyer-Fletcher

    I’m founding a nonprofit mobile health clinic in a TINY HOUSE! I was only able to find 2 examples online of clinics in a Tiny House, neither were for mobile preventative primary care. RV clinics currently are the norm for mobile healthcare costing $3-500,000 to start and $250,000 yearly afterward. A completely off-grid Tiny House clinic will be $40,000 with minimal monthly costs. The whole vision involves creating a network of Tiny House clinics serving the underserved populations. We will collect data from our first house to prove that a motivated community can improve their own healthcare!