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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 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.

Entrepreneur Making Love and Money

“I have to follow my own passion, not what my parents set out for me,” our 22-year-old intern Christina Wu said after watching Violet Lim’s video on The Story Exchange.

Breast Cancer Diva

Learn how entrepreneur Roxanne Joffe found an unexpected role model in a celebrity news personality.

Motherly Instincts Inspire Startups

The actress Jessica Alba has just launched Honest.com, a new e-commerce eco-friendly and non-toxic baby product company. Her inspiration? Her kids. Alba is not alone in finding business inspiration through her children.