The Story Exchange is an award-winning nonprofit media platform dedicated to elevating women’s voices. Through videos, articles and a podcast, we strive to provide inspiration and information to entrepreneurial women everywhere. 

As an independent 501(c)(3) newsroom founded in 2011, we have partnered with prominent publications over the years to expand our reach, including The New York Times, Inc., Forbes, CNBC and Fast Company. We adhere to high editorial standards in order to be a trustworthy resource for our audience. We emphatically do NOT offer or accept paid promotion. We correct or clarify editorial mistakes, and append notes when we do so. Got a question or a pitch? Contact us at [email protected].

Our small newsroom has won a numerous awards over the years for our coverage of women’s issues. We have received “Best in Business” awards in 2024 and 2019 from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), and Front Page Awards in 2020 and 2019 from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. We’ve also been nominated for a 2024 Webby, a 2024 Ambie, a 2022 Webby, and a 2016 Gerald Loeb Award, one of the most prestigious honors in business journalism.

Aside from journalism, we also have a charitable initiative to support innovative women in the environmental field. In 2021, we launched our annual Women In Science Incentive Prize — a grant program recognizing innovative female scientists addressing climate change.

Who We Are

Victoria Wang, Co-Founder.

A former banker and marketing consultant, Victoria saw few role models for women in Corporate America and wanted to create a platform that encourages women down the path to economic independence. 

Sue Williams, Co-Founder.

A documentary filmmaker who started Ambrica Productions, Sue has produced awarding-winning films on a range of subjects, including the feature-length documentaries “Death By Design” and “Denise Ho: Becoming the Song.”

Colleen Debaise

Colleen DeBaise, Executive Editor.

The former small business editor of The Wall Street Journal, Colleen has authored two books on entrepreneurship and also served as an editor at Inc., Entrepreneur and BusinessWeek.

Candice Helfand-Rogers, Reporter.

Candice has worked for some of the largest news organizations in the country over the course of her career, including CBS Local News and The Star-Ledger.

Claretta J. Bellamy, Reporter.

Claretta has worked for NBC News and enjoys covering topics including health, Black culture and human interest.

Victoria Flexner, Editor of 1,000+ Stories.

Victoria is the founder of Edible History, a historical dining collective based in Brooklyn, and author of “A History of The World in Ten Dinners.”

Nusha Balyan, Podcast Editor.

A multimedia journalist and producer for documentaries, Nusha has also produced radio stories for NPR’s Latino USA, and assisted on TV shoots for BBC and PBS.