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.
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My biggest role model has been my mother. I was the oldest of four children and my mother was a victim of domestic abuse.
As a working mother with four boys – aged two to eight – Joanne Lang has always been extremely organized to manage her busy life. But it’s been challenging and time-consuming, and her background in computer science made Lang think, there must be a better way.
Tory Johnson is an award-winning business leader, contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America, and bestselling author devoted to career success. The Story Exchange wanted to know what drives this powerful business woman, who is personally responsible for helping countless women entrepreneurs start their own businesses.
While taking her kids to school one day, Amy almost got into a car accident while reaching over for a tissue and thus sparked her business idea.
For some women, changing to part time work or more flexible work agreements is the way to spend more time with their children while maintaing a career.
Elim Chew says her success as an entrepreneur is due to the example set by the revolutionary hairdresser Vidal Sassoon, who passed away this week.
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.
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.
Growing up below the poverty line, Melissa Mowbray-D’Arbela, the founder of Filligent Technologies, learned to be resourceful at an early age.