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 is no hobbyist beekeeper. Her Beez Kneez has multiple sources of revenue, and a pedal-powered invention is up next.
Kate Curran took a series of calculated steps to make a midlife career change and rediscover her purpose.
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.
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.
At Mother Nation, Norine Hill uses cultural traditions to help Native American women recover from abuse and homelessness.
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.
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.
The looming spectre of a student debt crisis gets Kelly Peeler out of bed every morning. It also inspired her company.
Jennifer Bolstad of Local Office Landscape & Urban Design is taking on the challenge of rising sea levels.
Amanda Austin’s Dallas Comedy House is a comedy theater focused on improv, sketch, stand-up and storytelling.
Julia Warren started nonprofit Celebrate! RVA to throw birthday parties for underprivileged children in the Richmond, Va., area.
For Amy Hagstrom Miller, providing high-quality reproductive care to women is a mission.
Girl Smarts founder Dianna Flett hopes her leadership workshop series will empower elementary school girls.
Angie Lozano started Angie’s House to help the less fortunate find affordable housing and rebuild their lives.