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TSE Quick Take: Oprah’s Influence

Speculation is swirling that Oprah Winfrey might run for president of the United States in 2020. Whatever she decides to do, her leadership has already inspired millions — including many female entrepreneurs.

Candice Helfand-RogersTSE Quick Take: Oprah’s Influence
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Student Debt, a Burden for Female Entrepreneurs

Women are saddled with two-thirds of America’s $1.3 trillion in student debt — and given the persistent gender pay gap, they often have less ability to pay. The burden weighs heavily on their startup stories. What can be done?

Candice Helfand-RogersStudent Debt, a Burden for Female Entrepreneurs
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Crowdpac’s Funding Engine is Powering Women Candidates

Former Google executive Gisel Kordestani co-founded the nonpartisan crowdfunding platform to get big money out of politics. She may also help level the playing field for women candidates.

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Emerge America is Embracing a 50-State Strategy

Amid a surge in blue activism this year, Andrea Dew Steele is expanding Emerge America, which today recruits and trains Democratic women to run for local, state and federal offices in 23 states. Now, she’s going nationwide.

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Emily’s List Aims to Seize Its Moment

The 2016 electoral loss to Donald Trump was heartbreaking, but angry Democratic women are planning to run for office in numbers not seen before. Here’s how Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock plans to turn a female candidate surge into an 2018 electoral wave.

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Election 2017: U.S. Women Run Races Big and Small

Voters around the U.S. take to the polls on Tuesday. We take a look at women appearing on ballots from Virginia to Washington state — and explain why these off-year, mostly state and local races matter.

Candice Helfand-Rogers and Riva RichmondElection 2017: U.S. Women Run Races Big and Small
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At the Women’s Convention, Ire, Information and Action Plans

Passionate calls for political action were at the heart of the inaugural Women’s Convention, where thousands of women inspired by January’s Women’s March gathered to learn, network and get busy.

Candice Helfand-RogersAt the Women’s Convention, Ire, Information and Action Plans
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Providing A Way Forward From Hate

Angela King, co-founder and deputy director of Life After Hate, helps former white supremacists and members of hate groups become productive members of society. With hate crimes on the rise in the U.S., can she help turn the tide?

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Amanda Austin: In Business to Make You Laugh

Amanda Austin, founder of the Dallas Comedy House, has built a business in the comedy world she loves with a three-legged model of shows, classes and corporate training. The rewards, she says, have been much more than financial.

Christina KellyAmanda Austin: In Business to Make You Laugh