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

By Aliza P. Sherman

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Are you a social entrepreneur? We're not talking about beingable to network effectively. Social entrepreneurship means lookingat the way your business fits into your community and the world andmaking a conscious decision to contribute to the social good. Thesebusiness owners did just that-and found ways to help women andgirls by using their companies.

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

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