Outlets such as Cooking for Community help connect restaurateurs whose businesses are suffering with those who need nutritious meals.
With a mix of savvy and compassion, these socially conscious women are lending a helping hand as more people go hungry during Covid-19.
Women entrepreneurs are creating social enterprises that aim to help the marginalized find restaurant jobs – while mending political rifts through food.
Paty Funegra of La Cocina VA has raised $2 million to turn her community kitchen into an incubator, a café and a place of hope for struggling immigrants.
Claudia Mirza came to the U.S. to reunite with her father. While she’s found success, she says immigration is painful.
When Anna Metselitsa immigrated to the U.S. from Belarus, she was poor, but driven to become a fashion designer. After years of struggling and saving, her dream is coming true.
How Tatiana Garcia-Granados’ nonprofit enterprise, The Common Market, is bringing healthful food to low-income communities and lifting local farmers’ livelihoods.
At Road Twenty-Two, founded by Iranian immigrant Fif Ghobadian in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.
La Cocina in San Francisco is helping working-class immigrants and women of color launch food-focused ventures.
Delia Viader finds a better business model after her entire inventory goes up in smoke.
Shaan Kandawalla pushed gender norms in her native Pakistan. Now, she’s ready to take on the U.S. tech scene.
Lucy Postins sells ‘human-grade’ pet food, meaning you could grab a spoon and eat it with your pooch.
Xiaoning Wang of ChinaSprout is working to turnaround her educational-products company.
Alma Jadallah seeks to broker peace between Middle Eastern communities in a post-Arab Spring world.
Alison Chung has parlayed a phenomenal gift for numbers into a computer forensics firm.