Delia Viader finds a better business model after her entire inventory goes up in smoke.
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.
The Tangled Web We Weave
PlumbTalk, Inc. CEO Shelley Plumb talks through the experience of letting feelings dictate finances.
Packing and Tracking in a Tech-Savvy World
In this 1,000 Stories update, Nadine Cino of Tyga-Box Systems chats about her company’s digital developments.
A Light Look at Serious Stigmas
Using comedy to examine those old stereotypes about girls’ career aspirations.
Three Years of Female Empowerment
The Story Exchange marks its third anniversary of celebrating, informing and supporting women business owners.
Coming Together to Make an Impact
The National Girls Collaborative Project brings together organizations in support of girls in STEM.
Prepared for a Male-Dominated World
Shaan Kandawalla pushed gender norms in her native Pakistan. Now, she’s ready to take on the U.S. tech scene.
The Power of an Astronaut’s Legacy
Sally Ride Science helps students and teachers in STEM, thanks to the work and inspiration of its famous founder.
Deciding to Join the Family Business. Sort of.
Elizabeth Rees, whose family owns a printing company, finds her own path with Chasing Paper.
The Lost Art of Sewing
As part of our continuing series with the New York Times, we profile homespun designer Jan Erickson of Janska.
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Learning the ABCs of Corporate Contracts
Kristine Jones, who provides “flaggers” to manage traffic at work sites, figured out a way to land big utility companies as clients.
Getting Federal Contracts Into Women’s Hands
Kristie Arslan of Women Impacting Public Policy thinks education and reform are key in improving access.
Julia Pimsleur of Little Pim: A New Language Learning Program for Kids
“I discovered was that there were no high quality education materials for teaching toddlers a foreign language, so I set out to create them for myself.”