Jennifer Bolstad, landscape architect and founder of Local Office Landscape and Urban Design, helps coastal communities cope with rising sea levels
Environment

This Landscape Architect Is Committed to Saving Coastal Communities

Jennifer Bolstad of Local Office Landscape & Urban Design is taking on the challenge of rising sea levels.

Amanda Austin's Dallas Comedy House
Education

A Rare Woman in the Business of Making You Laugh

Amanda Austin’s Dallas Comedy House is a comedy theater focused on improv, sketch, stand-up and storytelling.

Working With Kids

She’s Bringing Joy to Kids in Poverty

Julia Warren started nonprofit Celebrate! RVA to throw birthday parties for underprivileged children in the Richmond, Va., area.

Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman’s Health is on a mission to make abortions safe and stigma-free
Health & Wellness

Meet the Abortion Clinic Owner Who Took on Texas

For Amy Hagstrom Miller, providing high-quality reproductive care to women is a mission.

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 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 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.