Entrepreneur Stories

We've interviewed more than 300 successful women entrepreneurs about their small business journeys and what they learned along the way. Read the stories of inspiring startup founders, mid-stage strivers and established business leaders. Learn from the experiences of women business owners of every age, working in every industry, from around the world. Discover the many paths women are taking to build great companies, break through barriers and cultivate economic and social good.

Get ready! These everyday role models may well inspire you to start your own business, or give you killer ideas for growing the one you have. You may feel inspired to share your startup story with us! Look below for our most recent articles and latest videos, subscribe to our podcast — or query the search box above to find the story that speaks to you.

More Recent Stories

Businesses Doing Good

In 2017 and 2018, we’re profiling entrepreneurial women who are addressing social issues in innovative and inspiring ways — and doing #GoodOnTheGround.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Stories about women immigrants who've found economic opportunity through business ownership — and added to the richness of their new homes.

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The Resist List

Our 2018 list of 7 outstanding women entrepreneurs who are taking #MeToo and #TimesUp to the next level by delivering a more inclusive future for women


Our Past Lists

Three Good Women

Stand-out entrepreneurs who are doing well and doing good (2016)

The Power List

10 outstanding experienced entrepreneurs who are leading successful businesses (2015)

Young Women to Watch

10 promising young entrepreneurs who are blowing through barriers (2014)


Our Stories on Forbes

A selection of entrepreneur profiles we publish as Forbes Entrepreneur contributors.

Entrepreneur Tips on Inc.

Words of wisdom from select women business owners featured in our podcast.

As Seen in The New York Times

A collection of TSE videos and articles featured in The Times' "Who's the Boss" blog.