About the Author
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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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
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Get a Life: It Takes a Village

No one builds a successful company alone. Our panelists discuss the importance of relationships and community.

Riva RichmondGet a Life: It Takes a Village
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Get a Life: Managing Technology

Our panel offers a wealth of tips on how to maintain our equilibrium — and sanity — amid the virtual flood of emails, alerts and updates.

Riva RichmondGet a Life: Managing Technology