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WATCH: The Terminator — Hi-Tech Female Role Model

Growing up below the poverty line, Melissa Mowbray-D’Arbela, the founder of Filligent Technologies, learned to be resourceful at an early age. Raised by a single mother of four, Melissa started her own business creating hand-made greeting cards at age 12.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeWATCH: The Terminator — Hi-Tech Female Role Model
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Rose Yeong: The Queen of Shoes

Rose ran away from home as a teenager and began selling shoes. She learned the hard way, on the job, and today sells thousands of pairs of shoes each year.

Business: Bespoke Shoes & Retail

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Starting a Business for the Kids’ Sake?

Lyn Lee, founder of Awfully Chocolate, told us her main reason for starting a company was so she could start a family and raise children on her terms. In a way it seems counterintuitive.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeStarting a Business for the Kids’ Sake?