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Entrepreneur Stories

Videos and articles about successful women entrepreneurs building great companies, breaking through barriers and cultivating economic and social good.

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.

High-Tech Mom Entrepreneur Gets Families Organized

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.

Who Inspires Tory Johnson?

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.

The Young and The Relentless: Entrepreneurs under 25

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.

Young Entrepreneur: Tara Haughton

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.

Young Entrepreneur: Cheryl Yeoh

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.

Young Entrepreneur: Ooshma Garg

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.

Your Story Exchange: Jewels for Hope

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.

Business Woman + Terminator

Growing up below the poverty line, Melissa Mowbray-D’Arbela, the founder of Filligent Technologies, learned to be resourceful at an early age.