Angela McIver launched Trapezium Math Club to help boost kids’ math skills. In the U.S., children’s math scores lag far behind their international peers.
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At a time when there are serious health concerns about the pesticides we spray on crops, Pam Marrone of Marrone Bio Innovations specializes in natural alternatives to toxic chemicals.
Our thanks to the Newswomen’s Club of New York for honoring us with a Front Page award for this podcast on Norine Hill of Mother Nation.
Once upon a time, Sherri Franklin was a successful (but uninspired) hairstylist. To find purpose in life, she began volunteering at the SPCA…and an old dog named Heidi captured her heart. Today, Franklin runs Muttville, a $4 million social enterprise that specializes in rescuing senior dogs.
Paty Funegra of La Cocina VA has raised $2 million to turn her community kitchen into an incubator, a café and a place of hope for struggling immigrants.
Erin Keaney of Nonspec is on a mission to make prosthetics affordable around the world — and that means using medical-grade plastic.
Janie’s Cakes operates out of a small city in East Texas. But its production is impacted by severe weather around the world and other unexpected challenges.
Julie Kerwin launched I Am Elemental to combat all those hypersexualized girl superheroes. She didn’t anticipate her newfound fans.
Cindy Laba and Marsha Feinberg of Beacon Academy want kids from low-income backgrounds to thrive at the best private high schools.
Jules Pieri co-founded The Grommet, a marketplace for “maker” products — and overcame being turned down by 250 venture capitalists.
The Story Exchange releases its list of powerful 50+ women entrepreneurs who launched companies later in life.
Leslie Polizzotto left lawyering and Los Angeles to start a New York City doughnut shop that’s winning rave reviews for its unusual treats.
Near the shores of a Canadian lake, Leslie Bradford-Scott of Walton Wood Farm is growing a home-based multimillion-dollar business.
Claudia Mirza came to the U.S. to reunite with her father. While she’s found success, she says immigration is painful.
Deborah Shore of Sasha Bruce Youthwork has worked with homeless young people for 45 years. The work is not easy.