The Story Exchange

The Story Exchange Podcast

If you run your own business, or think you want to, The Story Exchange podcast series will inspire you and help you grow. Each episode tells real stories of real women, and how they built real — and sometimes really original — businesses. Get ready to hear from women who are busting the myths of entrepreneurship and starting and running companies that fill their lives with meaning, purpose and passion. Subscribe today! iTunes | Stitcher

The Episodes

The Team

Colleen DeBaise, Writer & Host
Colleen DeBaise is a longtime journalist and author of “The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook.” She is the former director of digital media at The Story Exchange and has written about the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship for Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney, Dow Jones Newswires and BusinessWeek. She has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox, CNBC, CBS and NPR. Colleen has a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University. On the side, she shares curry recipes on her food blog, CrackingCurry.com.
Victoria Wang, Executive Producer
Victoria Wang is the co-founder of The Story Exchange. She is a former banker and marketing consultant with more than three decades of experience in the financial world. As she rose through the ranks of corporate America, she saw very few role models or even other women to talk to at senior levels. By the time she left she wanted to find ways to mentor women and to encourage them down the path to economic independence. Not one to sit home and retire, Victoria travels the world looking for stories and is learning to play jazz piano in her free time.
Sue Williams, Executive Producer
Sue Williams is the co-founder of The Story Exchange. She is a film producer and director who started her own business, Ambrica Productions, in 1986 to make documentaries with an international scope and interest. Under Sue’s leadership, Ambrica has produced awarding-winning films on a range of subjects, including feature-length documentaries about China for the PBS series Frontline and biographies of two American icons, Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford, for American Experience. She has three passports, which she rotates to keep herself out of trouble.

Audio Editor: Nusha Balyan
Production Coordinator: Christina Kelly
Sound Recordist (Interview): Sam Shinn