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We've interviewed hundreds of successful women entrepreneurs about their small business journeys and what they learned along the way. Read the stories of inspiring startup founders, mid-stage strivers and established business leaders. Learn from the experiences of women business owners of every age working in every industry, from around the world. Discover the many paths women are taking to build great companies, break through barriers and cultivate economic and social good. Get ready! These everyday role models may well inspire you to start your own business, or give you killer ideas for growing the one you have. You may even feel inspired to share your startup story with us.

In the Business of Women’s Health

The absence of women in medical studies, both as subjects and researchers, has serious repercussions for female patients. But a growing number of women doctors and business owners are stepping up to solve these problems.

A Female Pilot Soars as a Niche Entrepreneur

Chelsea Abingdon Welch is the female founder of The Abingdon Co., which makes high-end watches for women in male-dominated pursuits like flight and diving who are tired of settling for “a pink or small version of men’s stuff.”

Meet the Men Who Invest in Women Entrepreneurs

Male investors who make it part of their investment strategy to fund women-led firms are a rare breed. Will their outsized returns convince more men to join in and help close the gap in women’s access to capital?

Using Grant Money as a Stepping Stone

In the entrepreneurial world, many women are pursuing grants as a source of startup and growth capital. We looked into the benefits and drawbacks of this less-frequently used funding route.

How a Mother’s Grief Inspired a Mission

After the murder of her son, Monique Willis founded a nonprofit to help families cope with the loss of family members to violence. Through Momma on a Mission, she offers comfort, while sparking conversations between civilians and police.

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