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Good on the Ground
Profiles of entrepreneurial women who are addressing social issues in innovative and inspiring ways.
For Amy Hagstrom Miller, providing high-quality reproductive care to women is a mission.
Jessica Schreiber left New York’s sanitation department to launch Fabscrap. She’s still reselling textile waste, despite the pandemic.
Bonnie Tyler invented the Negg to peel eggs. She never anticipated counterfeiters on Amazon were waiting to pounce.
Meena Sankaran is the founder of Ketos, a water analytics startup that aims to detect toxins and leaks in the water supply.
Dr. Nana Afoh-Manin launched MyCovidMD to help Black and brown neighborhoods impacted by coronavirus.
For Lynn Hummer, founder of Pregnant Mare Rescue, her work continues amidst shelter-in-place orders.
The number of women-led social enterprises is growing. These female founders turned ideas into businesses that are getting results.
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.
Deborah Shore of Sasha Bruce Youthwork has worked with homeless young people for 45 years. The work is not easy.
The former MSNBC TV host, who also runs socially conscious company Goodshop, talks about her career and what excites her.
Dianne Berkun Menaker’s Brooklyn Youth Chorus is tackling everything from race and identity to gender and sexuality — and making students’ voices heard.
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.