From puppy-saving chocolate to rainforest-friendly necklaces, we’ve curated a list of “gifts with a mission” made by female entrepreneurs.
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.
Patrice Wynne’s fiesta-inspired frock, made by the family of seamstresses pictured above, livened up the prospect of cooking for our TSE Gift Guide editors.
Chitra Gopalakrishnan’s environmentally friendly towels impressed our Gift Guide editors and dried up spills in a flash.
Roni Sivan’s hand-woven Cambodian scarves caught editors’ eyes in our TSE ‘Gifts With a Mission’ Guide.
Colleen DeBaise, our director of digital media, presented our list of socially conscious stocking stuffers made by female entrepreneurs.
Adriana Rodriguez, an Austin mom of two, needed more cash flow after she launched a bilingual school.
Sheila Duncan created Trouble the Dog, featured in TSE’s Gift Guide, after cancer losses in her family.
In today’s Gift Guide spotlight: Heidi Fausel of Frisco, Texas, whose gourmet eggnog had us swooning.
Today we feature Victoria Lynden of Kohana Coffee, whose aromatic brew roused the sleepy editors of our Gift Guide.
Felena Hanson launched her female-only coworking space after surviving a near-fatal wreck.
Today we feature Sarah Gross of Rescue Chocolates, whose tasty treats turned editors’ heads in our Gift Guide.
One-time prosecutor Joi Gordon quit the legal profession to lead nonprofit Dress for Success. She talks to lifestyle expert Claudia Chan about how a suit can change a woman’s life.
High-profile entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt talks to women’s lifestyle expert Claudia Chan about her own challenges and her plan to help the world’s female entrepreneurs
Women’s lifestyle expert Claudia Chan talks to baker extraordinaire Eleni Gianopulos about cookies, motherhood and happiness.
Across the country, women are headed to City Hall, while female voters turn down efforts by abortion foes to take office.