The Story Exchange

The Story Exchange podcast showcases the stories and strategies of entrepreneurial women from San Diego to New York and beyond. Hosted by Colleen DeBaise.
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Nov 16, 2016

Meet Donna Peel and Stacy Ratner, two very different women taking on two very different social missions -- both with inventive, entrepreneurial nonprofits.

Oct 19, 2016

Toronto retailer Melissa Austria has created thriving menswear stores that appeal to guys who hate to shop but want to look good.

Mar 16, 2016

Delia Viader may make “liquid cashmere,” but it took more than fine wine to restore her winery after a devastating setback.

Mar 2, 2016

Jan Erickson was hounded by vivid dreams about a jacket -- so she started an outerwear company. It was a prescient move. Today, Janska sells $3 million worth of made-in-the-USA apparel a year.

Feb 17, 2016

For Anne Dowling, a former member of the U.S. Ski Team, successful entrepreneurship means having the flexibility to live a life she loves. In the mornings, she carves Colorado powder and in the afternoons tends to her wine and cheese shop.

Feb 3, 2016

Traci Phillips recycles dead cellphones, washed-up computers and old dot-matrix printers so they can't clog landfills and release toxic substances into the environment. Hear how the Tulsa, Okla., entrepreneur's Native American roots inspired her to turn a personal mission into a successful business.

Jan 20, 2016

Kristine Jones started a business on a whim in the obscure, cutthroat "flagger" industry in 2008. Then she got serious about building a strong company that, today, has 70 employees.

Nov 3, 2015

This San Diego entrepreneur turned “human-grade” pet food -- healthy, artisinal canine feasts you could eat, too -- into a multimillion dollar business.

Oct 20, 2015

Female chefs get short shrift in the media — and in many restaurant kitchens. We tell the stories of two Boston-based chefs who beat the odds. Hear how they overcame bias to rise the ranks — and the lessons they learned along the way.

Oct 6, 2015

How one woman turned a corporate sabbatical and a kitchen dream into a snack company that let her quit her day job. Follow Dobbins' journey from big-company employee to founder of Simple Squares, healthy snack bars that are now sold everywhere.

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