By Victoria Wang (Co-Founder, The Story Exchange) One of the things I hear again and again is that women need role models. After working for years in the financial world, it's something I personally know all too well. Throughout my career, I had often wished there were more senior women for me to share experiences with and to learn from on issues both business and work/life related.
That's why we started The Story Exchange to bring the stories of successful women entrepreneurs who can be role models to other women, wherever they are.
It's all about women inspiring women through short, broadcast quality videos that are available online for free.
I want to share the video of one of our entrepreneurs, Melissa Mowbray-D'Arbela, who grew up below the poverty line and today runs a cutting-edge biotech firm based on ethical principles and disruptive ideas. The bio-mask she developed was used in the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Japan and since September it is now available in Walgreens.
She really looks like a woman who is having a good time doing what she is doing. We are fortunate when we meet those rare people who inspire and motivate us, expand our world and encourage us to do things we may not think possible. I hope Melissa's story inspires you, as it did me.
Our newly launched website features ten videos of women entrepreneurs and as we speak we are filming and editing more women business owners. You can visit our site The Story Exchange to see more women entrepreneurs in action.
We are also actively looking for more stories for upcoming blogs and films. We are taking submissions through our website where all stories will appear.
And if you have a question about starting or growing your business, you can ask one of our experts.
Editor's note: Got a question for our guest blogger? Leave a message in the comments below. About the guest blogger: Victoria Wang is Co-Founder of The Story Exchange. She is a former banker and marketing consultant with more than three decades of experience in the financial world. As she rose through the ranks of corporate America, she saw very few role models or even other women to talk to at senior levels. By the time she left, she wanted to find ways to mentor younger women and to encourage them down the path to economic independence.