CEO Woman

A corporate scare turns an employee into an entrepreneur By Sheon Wilson It wasn’t easy finding a natural hair section in stores when Mahisha Dellinger started CURLS in 2002. National retailers weren’t offering much shelf space to products for customers with curly, wavy, and kinky hair who...

Growing up in Ghana, virtual reality entrepreneur Mary Spio learned that technology can be not only mind-blowing but also mind-expanding By April Kilcrease When Mary Spio was growing up in Ghana, members of the military took over the government. “Some of my schoolmates’ parents were shot to...

Unsure of her next career step, Lisa Skeete Tatum  realized that many felt the same way—so she founded Landit, to help them navigate their career path. By Lindsay Gutierrez As a child, Lisa Skeete Tatum dreamed of being the first woman astronaut in space. Her life went...

As entrepreneur Star Cunningham demonstrates, personal need often launches the best ideas By Ruchika Tulshyan Star Cunningham wants you to know that women can build billion-dollar companies. She also wants you to know that health-care professionals do eat pizza. Occasionally. The Chicago-based founder and CEO of 4D Healthware,...

Amelia Morán Ceja’s family moved from the small village of Las Flores, Jalisco, Mexico, to Napa Valley when she was 12 years old to join her father, Felipe Morán, a vineyard worker....

Pilar Montoya has built a career out of making plans—but not letting plans make her....

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