business success

Smiling woman holding avocados (© Adolf Sakawa)

Tanzanian businesswoman finds opportunity in avocados

After graduating from the State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, Adelaide Mwasyoghe launched a business selling avocado oil.
Man standing in dry cleaning store (© Deaudrea 'Sha' Aguado/Bridging Virginia)

Investing in small, diverse businesses is good for the economy

What is a social impact investment fund? Learn how firms support small businesses owned by people of color and women.
Teresa Ferreiro posing for photo (Courtesy of Teresa Ferreiro)

Coaching others through the fight against cancer

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped a breast cancer survivor in Spain launch a business supporting other cancer patients.
Visually impaired man walking using cane (© Gerry Broome/AP Images)

Workers with disabilities boost U.S. firms

National Disability Employment Awareness Month highlights the potential of people with disabilities in the U.S. workforce.
Graphic comparing facts about American Muslims with general U.S. population (State Dept./F. Carter)

Muslims are finding success in American society

A recent poll of American Muslims shows a community that is an integral and thriving part of U.S. life. Find out more.
2 photos of chef drizzling frosting on pastry and posing with baked goods (© Chelsea Eldon)

How a chef in The Bahamas empowers others

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs alumna Chanté Basden is passing business skills along to others while also expanding her bakery.
4 colorful tiles displayed in collage (Photos courtesy of Hazel Naranjo)

AWE alumna constructs her dream business in Costa Rica

After years working in construction supplies, Hazel Naranjo started her own business. The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped her succeed.
Woman smiling behind prosthetic legs (Courtesy of BioMec)

From litter to limbs

How a graduate of the Young African Leaders Initiative program recycles plastic from Mozambique’s coastline to make prosthetics.
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Here’s where new businesses launch

Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston rank among the top five places in the world to build startups. Here's why.