Prepared for a Male-Dominated World

Shaan Kandawalla pushed gender norms in her native Pakistan. Now, she’s ready to take on the U.S. tech scene.

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The Lost Art of Sewing

As part of our continuing series with the New York Times, we profile homespun designer Jan Erickson of Janska.

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Learning the ABCs of Corporate Contracts

For Kristine Jones, winning corporate contracts has been game-changing. In 2008, on a whim, the former preschool teacher started New England Flagger Services in Windham, Conn., providing certified “flaggers” to manage traffic at work sites throughout the state. “I didn’t have a lot of experience,” she said. “I had to fly by the seat of my pants and learn.” The …

Colleen DeBaise at The Story ExchangeLearning the ABCs of Corporate Contracts