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How Great Women Lead

Bonnie St. John is the former director of the National Economic Council in the Clinton White House and the first African-American ever to win Olympic medals in ski racing. At the age of five a rare condition forced the amputation of her right leg.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeHow Great Women Lead
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Appreciations: Queen of Soul Food, Sylvia Woods

Several African-American women entrepreneurs have expressed their appreciation for Sylvia Woods following news that the “Queen of Soul Food” had died on Thursday at the age of 86 in New York. Woods, who started her soul-food restaurant in Harlem in the early 1960s, was remembered as a ground- breaking entrepreneur who paved the way for women of color.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeAppreciations: Queen of Soul Food, Sylvia Woods
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Inspiration Minute: Do you have what it takes to succeed?

A new study commissioned by American Express Open estimates there are over 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Many of you may be thinking of, or recently joined, their ranks. Do you possess these qualities to run a successful startup?

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeInspiration Minute: Do you have what it takes to succeed?
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Finding Inspiration in Life’s Toughest Moments

We have received over a hundred submissions from women sharing their stories starting a business. One of the questions we ask women is why they started their business in the first place. On several occassions, their answers astounded me.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeFinding Inspiration in Life’s Toughest Moments
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Our Founding Mothers: The First Female Entrepreneurs of America

The fourth of July is a time for barbeques, picnics, family reunions, fireworks and of course remembering our founding fathers. But how can we celebrate this most American holiday without recognizing the women of the Revolutionary War?

Nusha Balyan at The Story ExchangeOur Founding Mothers: The First Female Entrepreneurs of America
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Is Your Startup Cool?

Author of The Coolest Startups in America, Doreen Bloch talks to The Story Exchange about the coolest startups and sheds some light about the women in the startup industry.

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The Quest for an Even Suntan Motivates Young Entrepreneur

I was just reading some submissions on the Your Stories section of our site and came across entrepreneur Cheri Garcia, a 25-year-old who already has a patent for her product, a tanning bed invention (not the NJ woman who over tanned type tanning bed) and a few years of entrepreneurial experience under her belt.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeThe Quest for an Even Suntan Motivates Young Entrepreneur
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Women in Space: Space for Women

When reading this I was touched by what Mae Jemison – the first African-American female astronaut – had to say. She grew up during NASA’s Apollo era of space travel and as a child was irritated by the lack of women involved, who could have been role models for her.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeWomen in Space: Space for Women
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The Adventure Project Helps Others Help Themselves

Becky Straw and Jody Landers are unlikely partners on a shared mission to alleviate poverty in developing countries. In 2010 they started The Adventure Project, a non-profit that provides funding to social enterprises. “We almost act as the VCs, where we have the money and we’re investing wisely in these enterprises so they can scale,” Straw told The Story Exchange.

Nusha Balyan at The Story ExchangeThe Adventure Project Helps Others Help Themselves