For Lynn Hummer, founder of Pregnant Mare Rescue, her work continues amidst shelter-in-place orders.
In this ongoing series, we profile women social entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders who are addressing social issues in innovative and inspiring ways — and using the power of business to do #GoodOnTheGround. Here’s why.
Amid environmental waste concerns, holiday shoppers are increasingly favoring secondhand finds and experience gifts. We know some female founders who can help.
The number of women-led social enterprises is growing. These female founders turned ideas into businesses that are getting results.
The tech giant’s upcoming business accelerator will lift up startups designed to tackle sustainability. We’ve seen women entrepreneurs lead the way on this.
Researcher and entrepreneur Rachael Z. Miller is on a mission against microfiber pollution. Her startup, Cora Ball, is taking the fight to washing machines the world over.
Plastics in the ocean. Eroding coastlines. Enterprising women explain why they’ve launched business or nonprofits to fight climate change and other environmental disasters.
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.
Julie Kerwin launched I Am Elemental to combat all those hypersexualized girl superheroes. She didn’t anticipate her newfound fans.
Following her divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the author has vowed to donate at least half of her new $35 billion fortune to assorted charities as part of The Giving Pledge.
Deborah Shore of Sasha Bruce Youthwork has worked with homeless young people for 45 years. The work is not easy.
As climate change continues to wreak havoc on our lands and seas, we’re spending our Earth Day considering women entrepreneurs who started up to take action.
The former MSNBC TV host, who also runs socially conscious company Goodshop, talks about her career and what excites her.
And the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short went to … “Period. End of Sentence,” a movie shining a light on the period stigma holding back girls the world over.
Shea Radiance founder Funlayo Alabi wants to help women farmers who create the raw African shea butter used in her company’s hair and skincare products.
Dianne Berkun Menaker’s Brooklyn Youth Chorus is tackling everything from race and identity to gender and sexuality — and making students’ voices heard.
What do you do when loss upends your life? Scarlett Lewis’s nonprofit aims to prevent school shootings by bringing social and emotional learning to schools.
During a recent conversation, the iconic fashion designer turned social entrepreneur urged women just starting out in business to tune in to their gifts and where they’re being guided.
When Pain Derailed This Doctor’s Career, She Started a $5 Million Nonprofit That Saves Pregnant Women’s Lives Around the World
Laura Stachel co-founded We Care Solar, which makes solar suitcases that light deliveries in health centers where electricity is scarce.
After setbacks and scandal, Pamela Marrone of Marrone Bio Innovations is staging a comeback developing alternatives to dangerous pesticides.
Groundswell Community Project founder Natalie Small wanted to empower women through surfing in San Diego, but no one was doing it. So she created the opportunity herself.
Sure, you could have a safe and secure job in any old profession. But if you’re looking to make an impact, consider starting a social enterprise.