Lynn Julian and Chance Claxton co-founded U Konserve to reduce plastic use and help keep it out of the oceans.
Ann and Jenny Siner’s “cute, clean and current” consignment shops keep used items out of the trash.
Chelsea Harden’s The H.E.A.R.T. Center offers therapeutic riding lessons to children with physical, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Danielle Gletow created One Simple Wish to bring joy to America’s invisible children.
Like many young women, Tish Scolnik initially rejected engineering as “nerdy.” Now she’s running a social enterprise that designs wheelchairs for rough terrains.
How Tatiana Garcia-Granados’ nonprofit enterprise, The Common Market, is bringing healthful food to low-income communities and lifting local farmers’ livelihoods.
At Road Twenty-Two, founded by Iranian immigrant Fif Ghobadian in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.
Anita Saville and Kathy Brough formed Budget Buddies to help homeless women lift themselves out of poverty.
The founder and owner of Vida Aire finds the inner strength to keep her business alive through the challenge of severe illness.
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’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 of Houston runs a solid pool-building company, but she sees her real opportunity for profit and scale in another sort of construction business.
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.
The founder of Chicago-based Open Books has built a high-impact literacy nonprofit by applying everything she learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.
Donna Peel founded the nonprofit Pro Bono Network to make volunteering easy for stay-at-home moms on hiatus from legal careers.