Jules Pieri co-founded The Grommet, a marketplace for “maker” products — and overcame being turned down by 250 venture capitalists.
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Women in the whiskey business are launching careers more risqué than a teenage Tom Cruise dancing in a pink shirt. Turns out, it’s worth the risk.
Rachel Budde of Fat and the Moon wanted makeup with recognizable ingredients. When she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she set out on her own.
Behind the world’s most popular football player is the super-successful wife whose career (and net worth) eclipses his.
Julie Kerwin launched I Am Elemental to combat all those hypersexualized girl superheroes. She didn’t anticipate her newfound fans.
Following her divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the author has vowed to donate at least half of her new $35 billion fortune to assorted charities as part of The Giving Pledge.
Deborah Shore of Sasha Bruce Youthwork has worked with homeless young people for 45 years. The work is not easy.
Claudia Mirza came to the U.S. to reunite with her father. While she’s found success, she says immigration is painful.
The marketing star best known for her work at PepsiCo, Apple and Uber received a special honor in her homeland of Ghana.
Troubled by the lack of diversity in the world of eco-conscious fashion, Priscilla Debar launched online boutique Faubourg as a platform for fellow women of color in the industry.
The acclaimed investigative journalist has made a career out of exposing systemic injustices. Now, she’s breaking down the effects of slavery on America’s entire history.
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Words of wisdom from select women business owners featured in our podcast.
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