The deck is stacked against minority female entrepreneurs in one of America’s fastest-growing industries. But an array of initiatives offers hope.
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.
Famous words from a former First Lady encourage us to embrace discomfort to grow.
Studies, experts and entrepreneurs highlight the complexities in accessing funding as a female minority business owner.
A map from our friends at Expert Market shows that the size of pay disparities between men and women varies widely within the United States.
The trailblazing aviator refused to let a difficult world stop her from flying high.
The first lady of the United States urges us to make sure that fear doesn’t stop us from pursuing our goals.
In part two of our interview with Valdez, she breaks down the homogenization of Hispanic female entrepreneurs and examines traditions that impact their startup stories.
Sociologist, author and educator Zulema Valdez talks with us about the realities of business ownership for members of minority communities.
Bonika Wilson of Wilson Capital Management Inc. is dedicated to the growth and success of others.
Through Ramo Law PC, entrepreneur Elsa Ramo is advocating for creatives and creating opportunities for other women.
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.
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
An up-and-coming woman in STEM encourages us to unleash our potential by living confidently.
For some women business owners of color, racial stereotypes can influence how they brand and market their ventures. But should they?
The Story Exchange is digging deep into the issues uniquely grappled with by female entrepreneurs of color.