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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Aitken founded The Girl’s Guide to Web Design last year after working for 17 years as a web designer.
The sOccket looks like a regular soccer ball, but it doubles as an energy-harvesting source that can help light up communities without access to electricity.
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.
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.
After beating breast cancer, Susan Gonzalez started MOON Organics, homemade beauty products free of synthetic ingredients and chemical preservatives.
While diapers and women‘s shoes might not be the first thing on Brian Lee’s mind, they are at the top of his list when it comes to starting a business.
In honor of international women’s day, we are featuring women inventors who have created and patented their inventions.
“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.
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.
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.