Elaine Houston presents a new Today's Women segment every Thursday on NewsChannel 13 Live at 5:30. You can contact Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When it comes to female entrepreneurs, minorities lag behind in starting and sustaining a business. But a local woman is hoping to change that.
Many women are multi-taskers and some say that makes them good leaders. Lynn Kopka, president of Troy City Council, fits that bill quite well.
A local woman had her life all planned out-traveling the world being the top sales person at major companies. But, then it all ended and she had to find another passion. So she decided to look no farther than the home of her ancestors.
She's a farmer and a teacher. Local woman, Leah Penniman has a farm in Grafton where she runs a CSA program for those who might not get fresh fruits and vegetables. But, she also teaches at Tech Valley High, showing her students how to solve real world problems.
Not any dog can be a guide dog. It takes almost two years of training. Cheryl Lawyer of Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a puppy raiser and she helps the blind to see.
Tiffany Salisbury loves jewelry, and as much as she loves wearing it--she loves selling it to other women even more. She's a stylist for the new jewelry line-Stella & Dot.
A local woman couldn't find an acceptable Christmas ornament, so she decided to paint her own. Now, she's shipping them around the world.
A local woman turns to the military to realize her dream. Its not her first dream but it's her dream come true. The military is offering business help to vets.
A local woman has worked at a dozen jobs, but her passion was photography and it wasn't until she moved in that direction that life came into focus.
A local woman decides to live her dreams, despite some family objections. Tameka Amar had been a gospel singer but several years ago she decided to sing R and B. However, not everyone was ok with her decision.
The new head of the Pride Center of the Capital Region, knows what it is like to feel isolated because you're gay. She felt that way too until she attended a prom as a teen put on by the center. Now, she pushes to help teens have a strong sense of self.
A Niskayuna woman started her business on a shoe string, now she has two locations. She's a helicopter pilot and I took a ride with her to see why flying is her passion.
A local mom is hoping the public will help her get her skin care line on the shelves at Walmart. It's called SKIN-CANDI and was created by Jackie Livingston to treat her daughter's skin problems. Now, she's trying to get her product out to a wider audience.
For years a local woman worked as a nanny, now she's taken everything she's learned in that job and opened a business in Saratoga Springs. The goal is to help parents find products and services to help them raise a child.
Darlene McGraw has epilepsy and for years had seizures, but last year she was fitted with a device that has given her the life she's always wanted.
Some moms are getting their pre-baby bodies back and they aren't going to the gym. It's called a mommy make-over. It's a surgery that costs 10, 15, 000 but some moms say it is worth it.
45 seasons ago, two women decided to create a theatre so that actors could hone their skills. Today, it still stands and its thriving.
A local woman is living her dreams of being a professional show jumper. Agatha D'Ambra has been training since she was a child and today is winning awards.
She watched comedians for years-now she is one and she has them rolling in the aisles. A local woman is living her dream and keeping them in stitches.
Two local women are making a name for themselves by producing infant and women's plastics products. For years they worked for others, now they are employing 30 people and getting attention from around the world.