Dianna Flett, founder of Girl Smarts
Girls & Women

This Former Military Officer Is Teaching Young Girls to Be Confident

Girl Smarts founder Dianna Flett hopes her leadership workshop series will empower elementary school girls.

Angie Lozano, founder of Angie's House
Nonprofit Founders

For Those In Need of Shelter, This Arizona Entrepreneur Has a Solution

Angie Lozano started Angie’s House to help the less fortunate find affordable housing and rebuild their lives.

Lynn Julian and Chance Claxton, founders of U Konserve
Environment

How School-Lunch Trash Inspired Two Moms to Start an Eco-Cool Business

Lynn Julian and Chance Claxton co-founded U Konserve to reduce plastic use and help keep it out of the oceans.

Ann Siner, founder of My Sister's Closet
Fashion

These Phoenix Sisters Launched a $25 Million Eco-Chic Business

Ann and Jenny Siner’s “cute, clean and current” consignment shops keep used items out of the trash.

Chelsea Harden, founder of The H.E.A.R.T. Center
Animal Business

This 6-Horse Startup Helps Kids With Special Needs

Chelsea Harden’s The H.E.A.R.T. Center offers therapeutic riding lessons to children with physical, emotional and behavioral challenges.

Danielle Gletow, founder of One Simple Wish
Nonprofit Founders

Meet the New Jersey Mom Granting Foster Kids’ Wishes

Danielle Gletow created One Simple Wish to bring joy to America’s invisible children.

Tish Scolnik, founder of GRIT
Social Entrepreneurs

The Unusual Item That Inspired This Science Entrepreneur’s Career Path

Like many young women, Tish Scolnik initially rejected engineering as “nerdy.” Now she’s running a social enterprise that designs wheelchairs for rough terrains.

Tatiana Garcia-Granados, founder of The Common Market
Social Entrepreneurs

This Philadelphia Entrepreneur is Helping Fix a Broken Food System

How Tatiana Garcia-Granados’ nonprofit enterprise, The Common Market, is bringing healthful food to low-income communities and lifting local farmers’ livelihoods.

Fif Ghobadian, founder of Road Twenty-Two
Social Entrepreneurs

How ‘Orange is the New Black’ Inspired This Luxury T-Shirt Company

At Road Twenty-Two, founded by Iranian immigrant Fif Ghobadian in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.

Girls & Women

Meet the Women Who Teach Financial Skills to the Homeless

Anita Saville and Kathy Brough formed Budget Buddies to help homeless women lift themselves out of poverty.

Vida Aire Deborah Olivo
Women of Color

Circling Back: Deborah Olivo is a Survivor

The founder and owner of Vida Aire finds the inner strength to keep her business alive through the challenge of severe illness.

Arita Nicholas’ Printing Business Almost Went Under -- Until Setback Became Opportunity
Women of Color

Arita Nicholas’ Printing Business Almost Went Under — Until Setback Became Opportunity

How the search for a strategic partner gave the Houston-based owner of Nicholas Earth Printing a new lease on entrepreneurial life.

Angelica Garcia-Dunn Built a $20 Million Business After Painful Misfortune
Women of Color

This Resilient Entrepreneur Built a $20 Million Business After Painful Misfortune

Angelica Garcia-Dunn’s personal life took a terrible hit. Instead of becoming bitter or giving up, she decided to shake up the Texas freight industry.

Kryshon Bratton: When Dreams of Growth Require a Business Shift
Environment

When Dreams of Growth Require a Business Shift

Kryshon Bratton of Houston runs a solid pool-building company, but she sees her real opportunity for profit and scale in another sort of construction business.

Melissa Austria is Building the Retail Store of the Future

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.