Ambitious female founders can be found in every corner of entrepreneurship from high tech to high fashion, even working in conflict resolution in war-torn places.

By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

Just about every founder hopes their efforts will make the world a slightly better place in some way, but some female entrepreneurs are making impressive and immediate contributions to bettering the planet. Take Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, the founder of Kommon Denominator, for example.

In the video for The Story Exchange below she explains how her experiences as an Arab immigrant in post-9/11 American led her to start her conflict resolution consultancy, which works with the United Nations in Iraq to bring different factions to the table to peacefully resolve their differences. Talk about making a difference.

Photo credit: Senior Airman Kamaile Chan

About the writer: Jessica Stillman is a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM, and Brazen Careerist, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @entrylevelrebel.