Young Entrepreneur Revives Old Craft in Kashmir

The quality and export of Kashmiri rugs have declined, but one young woman is putting pride and decent wages back into the traditional craft. In a region where such female entrepreneurship is a rarity, she says training makes all the difference.

It Takes Women to End Global Poverty

Women produce half of the world’s food, earn 10 percent of the world’s income and own less than 1 percent of the world’s property. The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation says its anti-poverty efforts aim to change these statistics.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Take the Lead

Immigrant women are starting all kinds of businesses in the United States and leading American-born counterparts, a new report finds. Authors also find they face barriers and encourage policies to ease the way for this energized group of job creators.

Indian Women Break New Ground as Tea Growers

A handful of women in northeastern India are joining the tea-cultivating ranks of small growers. They’ve left behind their jobs on large plantations and are plucking tea leaves and income from their own gardens.