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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.

Celeste Mergens Days for GIrls

Why This Nonprofit Cares About Periods. And How Meghan Markle Might Help

Around the world, girls miss school because of stigmas about menstruation, or because they don’t have feminine-hygiene supplies. Days for Girls wants to change that.

Mother Nation Helps Heal Native Women

A Survivor Uses Sweat Lodges, Talking Circles and Dream Catchers to Bring Healing to Native Women

At Mother Nation, Norine Hill uses cultural traditions to help Native American women recover from abuse and homelessness.

How Art With Heart Founder Steffanie Lorig tackled succession planning and successfully hand her nonprofit over to Heidi Durham.

How to Retire From Your Mission-Based Baby

Steffanie Lorig, who spent 20 years running Art with Heart, has successfully left the nonprofit she founded. It’s now in Heidi Durham’s capable hands.

For This CEO, Volunteerism Is as Important as Her Work

Rebecca Thomley’s company offers its employees paid time-off to help in charitable efforts — especially disaster relief. And she’s often first to sign up for a mission.

This Fintech Entrepreneur Is Banking on Disaster. Literally.

The looming spectre of a student debt crisis gets Kelly Peeler out of bed every morning. It also inspired her company.

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

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

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.

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

Meet the Abortion Clinic Owner Who Took on Texas

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

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

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

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

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.