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Girl Power

For these entrepreneurs, helping other women is more than just good business.

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This story appears in the May 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Are you a social entrepreneur? We're not talking about being able to network effectively. Social entrepreneurship means looking at the way your business fits into your community and the world and making a conscious decision to contribute to the social good. These business owners did just that-and found ways to help women and girls by using their companies.

The Art of Helping

Lisa Hammond, 36, started her $6 million catalog company, Femail Creations, in 1996 "out of a passion to make a difference in the lives of women and girls." Says the Las Vegas entrepreneur: "Our catalog features handcrafted items made by, for and about women. Our goal is to empower and inspire females, to celebrate women in art, and to give shoppers the opportunity to make a difference."

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