The number of women-led social enterprises is growing. These female founders turned ideas into businesses that are getting results.
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She Escaped the City for Life on a Farm — and Teaches a Masterclass for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Do the Same
Danielle French of South Pond Farms hosts barn weddings and culinary events. Many women want to launch similar businesses.
Ava McDonald has a growing platform of Gen Z influencers promoting brands that they actually like.
Nadia Lee’s Kollectin has signed up 5,000 influencers and shipped 10,000 units of product.
Amid environmental waste concerns, holiday shoppers are increasingly favoring secondhand finds and experience gifts. We know some female founders who can help.
The tech giant’s upcoming business accelerator will lift up startups designed to tackle sustainability. We’ve seen women entrepreneurs lead the way on this.
Researcher and entrepreneur Rachael Z. Miller is on a mission against microfiber pollution. Her startup, Cora Ball, is taking the fight to washing machines the world over.
Women entrepreneurs are creating social enterprises that aim to help the marginalized find restaurant jobs – while mending political rifts through food.
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.
These motivational words from five successful black women business owners made us seriously contemplate the “why” behind starting and scaling a business.
Our Past Lists
Stand-out entrepreneurs who are doing well and doing good (2016)
10 outstanding experienced entrepreneurs who are leading successful businesses (2015)
10 promising young entrepreneurs who are blowing through barriers (2014)
A selection of entrepreneur profiles we publish as Forbes Entrepreneur contributors.
Words of wisdom from select women business owners featured in our podcast.
A collection of TSE videos and articles featured in The Times' "Who's the Boss" blog.