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The Young and The Relentless: Entrepreneurs under 25

At a time of high levels of youth joblessness – the latest U.S. figures show that the unemployment rate for workers under 25 is over 16 percent – some are betting that the best chance for finding a job, is creating one.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 13th is the special day for mothers and it’s just around the corner. We’ve compiled a list of great presents from women-owned businesses, submitted to us on Your Story Exchange.

Young Entrepreneur: Tara Haughton

The Story Exchange is devoting the month of April to profiling young women who have started their own business. This week we meet Tara Haughton, from Ireland, who founded Rosso Solini at the age of 16.

Young Entrepreneur: Cheryl Yeoh

Cheryl Yeoh was 18 when she left her native Malaysia to come to the United States after receiving a scholarship to study science and engineering at Cornell University. Today she owns a tech startup with four full time employees.

Young Entrepreneur: Ooshma Garg

At only 24, Ooshma Garg already has started two successful businesses – one that she recently sold and another that has attracted over one million dollars in venture capital.

Your Story Exchange: Jewels for Hope

Sandy D’Andrea founded Jewels For Hope, a handmade jewelry company, in 2009. The company creates specific lines of jewelry for a number of charitable organizations, and donates a portion of their profits to these causes.

Entrepreneur Making Love and Money

“I have to follow my own passion, not what my parents set out for me,” our 22-year-old intern Christina Wu said after watching Violet Lim’s video on The Story Exchange.

Gen-Y Entrepreneurs on Forbes Woman

ForbesWoman’s Meghan Casserly looks at young women entrepreneurs who find it challenging to climb the traditional corporate ladder and start their own businesses instead.

The Story Behind The Story Exchange

We’ve just launched The Story Exchange website but our project has been in the works for over a year. Former bank executive Victoria Wang and filmmaker Sue Williams are the principals behind The Story Exchange. They’ve brought us films of ten women entrepreneurs so far and will continue to seek out new stories of amazing women from the U.S. and abroad.

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