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On a 21-Year Mission in Minneapolis to Make ‘Beer That Gives Back’
Jacquie Berglund has steered Finnegans through the years – and more recently, the pandemic and social unrest – to sell craft beers that fight food insecurity.
Women-Owned Restaurants Try to Plan for a Post-Pandemic Future. It’s Not Easy
Women restaurateurs across the country are battling multiple fronts as they try to envision the future of dining.
Deadline Extended! Enter Our Brilliant Business Idea Competition
We get it: Your new company rocks. Tell us all about it! Submit your application by March 22.
A Child Care Startup Aims to Help Parents Still Navigating a Pandemic
Brella founders Darien Williams and Melanie Wolff are reimagining what child care can look like in an age of pivots.
What “And Just Like That…” Gets Right About Midlife
The original girl gang has matured, but that doesn’t mean they have everything figured out.
Reimagining a System from the Inside
America is experiencing a groundswell of anti-capitalist sentiment – even among women entrepreneurs who actively participate in our economy.
A CEO Explains What’s It Really Like to Work in Public Health
Anne Kauffman Nolon of Sun River Health is navigating the pandemic and reflecting on a 45-year career that’s “never boring.”
The Makers of Ethical Eroticism Say it’s Hot, Real – and Feminist
For decades, a debate has raged over whether sex should be shot and shared. These founders are trying to show safer, more inclusive ways of doing it.
8 Great Shows and Films Featuring Strong Women to Scope Out in 2022
Your New Year’s resolution: Watch something you’ll truly enjoy.
The Story Exchange’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2021
From the vaccine rollout to mom-guilt, here are the most-read stories on The Story Exchange in 2021.
10 Moments Where Women in Pop Culture Took Stands, Helped Out or Made an Impact
In 2021, whether they hailed from sports or fashion or the arts, these women made headlines – and differences.
Using Plants, She’s Discovered How to Bring Clean Drinking Water to Off-Grid Places
On Long Island, Priyanka Sharma is developing a unique and sustainable technology to improve access to safe water around the world.
So, What Business Did You Start Up as the World Shut Down?
These resilient women launched their businesses in a post-Covid world. Now, they are happily pursuing their entrepreneurial goals.
14 Stories Our Staff Loved Covering (and Reading) in 2021
This year has been a ride. All the more reason to pause and reflect on the projects and posts we’re proudest of, we figure.