A new survey has found that women business owners have a favorable outlook for business this year.
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.
Maya Angelou’s Advice to Young Women Seeking Power
Develop courage, celebrate success and don’t let anyone bring you down.
Video: Pakistani Schoolgirl Shot by Taliban is “Eager To Serve”
Courageous, inspiring Pakistani teenager recovering well and continuing fight for girls education
1,000 Stories: Home-based Business Offers Sweet Gifts
While there are countless options for finding a gift online, it can be challenging to find something that’s fun and not too tough on the wallet.
Why Women Are Successful Business Leaders
Women communicate well, take initiative and have emotional intelligence
SBA to Change Gov’t Contracting Program to Help Women-Owned Businesses
The SBA will make changes to help women-owned small businesses get more federal contracts.
Mette Lykke: Endomondo
Our overarching mission was to make fitness more social, more engaging and more fun. Even after five years, the difference Endomondo makes in people’s lives is by far the biggest motivator for me.
Hong Kong’s Queen of Restaurants
Watch how Anna Chau built a successful restaurant empire in one of the most competitive food capitals.
Employing the Unemployable: A Jordanian Engineer’s Story
When Jordanian entrepreneur, Nermin Fawzi Saad, was looking for a handful of female engineers to join her new company, she received 700 resumes.
The Beauty of the Hair Salon
Aside from your new look, Ana Perez thinks there’s something else going on in hair salons that can make you feel better.
Look What We Found: Eco-friendly Jewelry for the Holidays
Joy Opfer, one of the entrepreneurs we profiled, has major discounts on her eco-friendly jewelry collection worn by celebrities.
Entrepreneur Helps Indigenous Women Stitch Up Their Daughters’ Future
“No one believed indigenous women could be international entrepreneurs – not even their own husbands.” Read and WATCH how Ruth DeGolia proved everyone wrong.
If Women and Men Were Equal
Feminism is defined as “the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” That definition got me thinking, what would society look like if the word “theory” was taken out of the definition and women had perfect equality.
Lucy Miller: Lucy Miller Pure
I am a dog lover, a fair-weather surfer, a passionate paddle boarder and a modern-day alchemist perfumer obsessed with rare and pure scent.
JFK and Random Kids
There is a movement brewing among young people who are waking up to the problems around them and taking action in meaningful, effective ways. Learn more about Talia, who mobilized kids to raise $10 million for Hurricane Katrina Relief.