Aviva Weiss, founder of kids’ therapeutic toys and tools purveyor Fun and Function, helps children with special needs through research-inspired, parent-approved products.
Good on the Ground
Profiles of entrepreneurial women who are addressing social issues in innovative and inspiring ways.
Danielle Gletow created One Simple Wish to bring joy to America’s invisible children.
Like many young women, Tish Scolnik initially rejected engineering as “nerdy.” Now she’s running a social enterprise that designs wheelchairs for rough terrains.
Since 2013, DesiVDesi has sold low-cost solar dryers to farmers in India and beyond, reducing food waste and raising farmer incomes. Now, it aims to take those dried fruits and veggies to the masses, co-founder Nidhi Pant tells us.
The Story Exchange’s 2017 list will spotlight founders of successful passion projects that create jobs, solve problems and make a difference. Interested entrepreneurs: Apply before March 31!
How Tatiana Garcia-Granados’ nonprofit enterprise, The Common Market, is bringing healthful food to low-income communities and lifting local farmers’ livelihoods.
Teresa and Laurin Hodge’s nonprofit, Mission: Launch, is helping women return to the workforce after prison — as Teresa, herself, once struggled to do — and to launch their own businesses.
At Road Twenty-Two, founded by Iranian immigrant Fif Ghobadian in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.
Anita Saville and Kathy Brough formed Budget Buddies to help homeless women lift themselves out of poverty.
Georgene Huang and Romy Newman cofounded Fairygodboss to help the women of America’s workforce find jobs at supportive, female-friendly companies. Could they change U.S. companies in the process?
The Story Exchange presents our shortlist of stand-out female entrepreneurs who run businesses that are not only doing well, but doing good in the world.
The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.
Donna Peel founded the nonprofit Pro Bono Network to make volunteering easy for stay-at-home moms on hiatus from legal careers.