The Story Exchange has selected a group of 10 amazing female entrepreneurs between ages 35 and 55 who are soaring to new heights, often in male-dominated industries.
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.
Felena Hanson: I broke about 27 bones in my arms, legs and face. And, boy, what a great wake-up call, to really give you some perspective on life. Colleen DeBaise: Welcome to The Story Exchange, featuring the stories and strategies of entrepreneurial women around the world. I’m Colleen DeBaise, an editor at The Story Exchange, … Continued
Inspiration from a Young Woman on the Rise in Tech
An up-and-coming woman in STEM encourages us to unleash our potential by living confidently.
Branding a Business When Race Intrudes
For some women business owners of color, racial stereotypes can influence how they brand and market their ventures. But should they?
Race, Gender and Business Ownership
The Story Exchange is digging deep into the issues uniquely grappled with by female entrepreneurs of color.
The Story Exchange on Female Entrepreneurs of Color
The posts from our look at the issues experienced by women of different races and ethnicities as they start and grow businesses.
How Billionaire Sara Blakely Refused to Let Rejection Stop Her
Author Gillian Zoe Segal speaks to the Spanx inventor (and billionaire) about turning the word “failure” on its head.
How to Break Through: a Small Business Tale
Leslie Barber of Intuit QuickBooks shares a chocolate entrepreneur’s journey to success.
Getting More Women Into the Music Industry
Producer Ebonie Smith is trying to raise the visibility of female song writers, beat producers and hit makers.
A Dose of Inspiration from Indra Nooyi
The current chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo gives us an alternative perspective on approaching – and breaking through – barriers.
A Dose of Inspiration from ‘Yoga Girl’ Rachel Brathen
The Instagram star and yoga enthusiast is a source of motivation for us at The Story Exchange.
A Dose of Inspiration from Malala Yousafzai
This young Pakistani activist and true force of nature guides us into the weekend with some motivational thoughts.
Why Diversity on Screen Makes Good Business Sense
Adam Moore, director of diversity for SAG-AFTRA, says moviegoers and TV watchers want a glimpse into unfamiliar worlds.
The “Aha!” Moments – How Big Shot Biz Owners Realized Their Callings
This infographic from Funders and Founders looks at the turning points in the careers of several successful entrepreneurs.
A Dose of Inspiration from Emma Watson
Start the weekend on a positive note with some uplifting words from a respected actress and ambassador for women.