Editor’s Note: We’ve been exploring the lack of female representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and celebrating the positive steps women have taken in STEM. The first installment of this month-long project can be found here.

At The Story Exchange, we are dedicated to telling the tales of female entrepreneurs from around the world, in part through video profiles. Two of the hard-working women we’ve featured have founded businesses in engineering and computer forensics — and both have achieved success despite some hurdles they faced as a result of the gender.

Watch the videos below to learn more about them.


Nada Kiblawi: From Refugee Camp to Successful Entrepreneur
A survivor of multiple wars, the woman behind NHK Consulting found a safe haven and economic independence as an entrepreneur in the United States. Her firm is focused on providing specialty engineering designs and consulting services to clients.


Alison Chung: The ‘Rain Woman’ Behind a Digital Detective Agency
The Chicago businesswoman parlayed a phenomenal gift for numbers into the creation of a computer forensics firm, Teamwerks. Her business provides full-service technology consulting and e-business solutions for its clientele.

For a List of All Project Posts: The Story Exchange on STEM Entrepreneurship