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This Texas Bakery Makes 26,000 Poundcakes a Year – and Survived a Vanilla Bust

Janie’s Cakes operates out of a small city in East Texas. But its production is impacted by severe weather around the world and other unexpected challenges.

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She Designed Fierce Female Action Figures. And Surprise! Her Customers Are Men

Julie Kerwin launched I Am Elemental to combat all those hypersexualized girl superheroes. She didn’t anticipate her newfound fans.

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Beacon Academy, Boston MA

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Cindy Laba and Marsha Feinberg of Beacon Academy want kids from low-income backgrounds to thrive at the best private high schools.

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Claudia Mirza came to the U.S. to reunite with her father. While she’s found success, she says immigration is painful.

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Deborah Shore of Sasha Bruce Youthwork has worked with homeless young people for 45 years. The work is not easy.

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JJ Ramberg Goodshop

JJ Ramberg on the End of ‘Your Business’ and What’s Ahead

The former MSNBC TV host, who also runs socially conscious company Goodshop, talks about her career and what excites her.

JJ Ramberg talks about her startup story. (Video credit: Sue Williams)

Dianne Berkun Menaker

Thanks to This Musical Disrupter, the Chorus Is No Longer a ‘Uniblob’

Dianne Berkun Menaker’s Brooklyn Youth Chorus is tackling everything from race and identity to gender and sexuality — and making students’ voices heard.

Watch Brooklyn Youth Chorus's startup story. (Video credit: Sue Williams)

Scarlett Lewis lost her son Jesse Lewis in the Sandy Hook school shooting. That loss inspired her nonprofit.

After the Sandy Hook Shooting Took Her Son, a Mom Finds a Mission

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.

Watch Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's startup story. (Video credit: Sue Williams)

Laura Stachel, founder of We Care Solar, makes solar suitcases that save pregnant women’s lives

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.

Pam Marrone Bio-Innovations

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After setbacks and scandal, Pamela Marrone of Marrone Bio Innovations is staging a comeback developing alternatives to dangerous pesticides.

Muttville

How to Seriously Make a Difference Through Your Work

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.

Kristy Allen beekeeper and founder of Beez Kneez

This Minneapolis Beekeeper Is Building a Thriving Business

Kristy Allen is no hobbyist beekeeper. Her Beez Kneez has multiple sources of revenue, and a pedal-powered invention is up next.

Feeling Lost, She Quit Her Corporate Job, Started a Social Enterprise and Reinvented Her Life

Kate Curran took a series of calculated steps to make a midlife career change and rediscover her purpose.

Rana Dajani We Love Reading

Why a Jordanian Scientist Is on a Mission to Get Kids to Read for Pleasure

Rana Dajani has raised millions of dollars, trained thousands of volunteers, and worked with an estimated 100,000 kids to foster a love of reading.

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