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Riva Richmond
Riva Richmond

Riva Richmond, the Director of Digital Media for The Story Exchange is a longtime journalist focused on technology, global business and small business. She was most recently a senior editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit and has written for The New York Times, Entrepreneur.com, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and other national publications. Riva is passionate about travel and has traversed the Middle East, Europe, India and Central America. Formerly a dancer and then a martial artist, she now practices hatha yoga and surfs her local Rockaway break.

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Creating a Company that Gives

Rebecca Thomley has established a pervasive culture of volunteerism at Orion Associates. All of its more than 2,500 employees are expected to participate in community work.

Riva RichmondCreating a Company that Gives
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Women’s Vote Watch — The Democrats

Hillary Clinton is dominating the women’s vote in the 2016 Democratic primaries, and that edge is likely to win her the nomination.

Riva RichmondWomen’s Vote Watch — The Democrats
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Melissa Austria is Building the Retail Store of the Future

The feisty owner of Toronto menswear retailer Gotstyle is mixing and matching old-school service and digital technologies in a bid to survive — and thrive — in an increasingly tough industry.

Riva RichmondMelissa Austria is Building the Retail Store of the Future
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Stacy Ratner is in Business to do Good

The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.

Riva RichmondStacy Ratner is in Business to do Good
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Women’s Stories Reveal the Richness of Female Entrepreneurship

We collected and analyzed the stories of 1,000 women business owners. Our key findings paint a picture of female entrepreneurship that’s far bigger and far richer than the prevailing business culture would suggest.

Riva RichmondWomen’s Stories Reveal the Richness of Female Entrepreneurship
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Our Definitions of Success: Meaning Over Money

Women are debunking the myth that entrepreneurship is about building the next big thing and making millions. Their goals are more lofty — and arguably more difficult.

Riva RichmondOur Definitions of Success: Meaning Over Money
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Top Challenges: Getting More Strategic, Sooner

The nuts-and-bolts work of running a business preoccupies many women entrepreneurs. Are they thinking strategically enough and soon enough to build the strongest, best companies they can?

Riva RichmondTop Challenges: Getting More Strategic, Sooner
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The Women Entrepreneurs Who Beat Hurricane Sandy

In New York City’s Rockaway Beach, a fragile entrepreneurial rebirth led largely by women is overcoming the odds — not just surviving but thriving after the storm’s destruction. Why?

Riva RichmondThe Women Entrepreneurs Who Beat Hurricane Sandy