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Your Stories, Your Words: The Latest From the 1,000+ Stories Project

More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs from around the world have told us about their personal business journeys. Here are their stories, in their own words. Tell us yours!

Shien-ru Tsao: Project 116

I starting Project 116, a social enterprise that teaches kids entrepreneurship skills. Students learn how to develop sustainable products through hands-on projects.

Sarah Eastman: Trip Me Not, LLC

When I was getting married, my biggest fear was tripping down the aisle. I needed a way to practice walking in my gown, so I invented one.

Nicole Stubbs: First Access

First Access is pioneering a system of financial profiles for microloan applicants to access credit using their prepaid mobile records.

Tanya Heath: Tanya Heath Paris

I wanted to create a beautiful shoe that could adapt to us so we don’t ever have to compromise between comfort and allure. (Tanya Heath Paris is a line of shoes with removable heels).

Tracy Brisson: The Opportunities Project

I was working as the Director of Recruitment for one of the largest employers in the United States, but I felt that I could offer more to the world as an independent voice about careers, work, and recruitment.

Wendy Jameson: Colnatec

My business partner and I met on Twitter, and I consulted to him on writing a business case for a new sensor.

Anne Zeiser: Azure Media

It simply came time to create Azure Media, producing transmedia projects ON AIR, ONLINE and ON THE GO that fuel impact IN COMMUNITIES, IN SCHOOLS and IN CAPITOLS