Sri Lankan website offers “lady seats” to help women travel safely

In response to sexual assaults and harassment on long-distance buses, a Sri Lankan businessman says booking a "lady seat" could improve safety for women.
Apr 16, 2019

Zimbabwe officials struggle to help furniture makers threatened by fires

Furniture workers make up a large portion of Zimbabwe’s informal economy. But their livelihoods are in danger from fires that authorities can’t address.
Apr 9, 2019

QueenCare helps young women thrive in multiple ways

Monika Mathews runs QueenCare, a luxury skincare brand, and Life Enrichment Group, a nonprofit organization that helps Seattle youth. Both ventures were inspired by the lessons she learned in her own life.
Mar 20, 2019

Refugees discuss employment challenges with Attorney General

Many refugees bring extensive knowledge and work experience, but still find it challenging to get higher than entry-level jobs when they settle in the U.S.
Jan 30, 2019

“China Love” captures the wedding dreams of Chinese couples

The film “China Love” explores the meaning behind the fantasy-making trend in China — the pre-wedding photoshoot.
Jan 14, 2019

Streamlined Investor Visa Strategies

U.S. immigration law is complex, but there are a number of visa options for entrepreneurs and those interested in business investment and ownership.  It is not necessary to invest $500,000 and wait years for an EB-5 visa.  This seminar will focus on alternative strategies for investors.
Aug 15, 2018

Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese opens doors for Zimbabwe’s young job seekers

Many young Zimbabwe job seekers have been learning Mandarin, as Chinese people and Chinese-owned businesses have settled there in recent years.
Sep 10, 2018

Seattle plastic straw ban a piercing problem for bubble tea shops

Bubble tea stores — with their iconic wide, piercing straws — have had to adjust as Seattle's ban on plastic straws came into effect this month.
Jul 26, 2018

Facebook signs pact with Washington state to end discriminatory ad practices

Before Facebook began changing its third-party advertising platform, advertisers had been allowed to exclude users based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and other categories.
Jul 25, 2018

Young Argentines fight unemployment with entrepreneurship

Argentina’s unemployment rate for young people is above average for the region, but some young Argentines are taking matters into their own hands. When they can’t find a job, they create one.
Jun 27, 2018

Microsoft employees ask CEO to cancel ICE contract

Microsoft said the software from its $19.4 million contract was not being used to facilitate the separation of families, but the letter from employees said that wasn't a strong enough stand.
Jun 20, 2018

Bank of America will begin asking about citizenship status

One account holder said she worries how the answers from the question about citizenship could be used.
Apr 13, 2018

Trade bans pummel African poultry farms in drive against avian flu

Officials say outbreaks are contained but poultry famers and traders in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo lose money as bans remain in place.
Mar 21, 2018

More women join Zimbabwe’s gold rush

Though gold mining has environmental and safety issues in Zimbabwe, more women have access to the industry after legalization of small-scale mining.
Mar 7, 2018

Startup 425 Global Passport: International Pitch

Get an up-close look at what it takes to pitch a technology startup in a fast-paced environment, as the 2018 Global Passport cohort competes in a mini pitch competition. These mobile technology firms will demo their products, present their marketing plan and basic pitch, and get feedback from a group of expert panelists in advance […]
Feb 9, 2018

Skinny crabs add stress on local business owners

Small crabs, late season and an international demand is making crabs more expensive for local businesses.
Jan 29, 2018

Chinese retailers thrive in Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped economy

Longstanding businesses in Zimbabwe selling clothing and other goods have had to compete with shops specializing in inexpensive imported goods from China.
Jan 11, 2018

Cooking from scratch: an immigrant’s journey in the food truck industry

Artemio Coria Díaz built El Cabrito Oaxaca, now a popular hot spot, from one cutting board, a tray to hold change, a 25-foot van and hard work.
Dec 28, 2017

Tukwila immigrant businesses face displacement in police station plans

Businesses on the land slated for Tukwila's new police station say they weren't given much notice — and that the plan will disrupt the existing community.
Nov 15, 2017

Tech entrepreneurship on the rise for women in Cameroon

Three women in Cameroon are harnessing the potential of digital tools to build entrepreneurial successes for women throughout Africa.
Nov 7, 2017