What is My Start Story?

All you need to know about Start TV's inspiring video series.

Claire Quinn, boxer and personal trainer

Golden Gloves boxer Claire Quinn packs a powerful punch - both in and out of the ring

My Start Story podcast— Episode 3: Carol Burnett, Comedian, Writer, and Producer

A chat with legendary comedienne Carol Burnett in our third My Start Story podcast

My Start Story podcast— Episode 2: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, Loyola University men's basketball Chaplain

In our second My Start Story podcast, we chat with Loyola University Chicago men's basketball Chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores... MORE

Tammera Holmes, founder of AeroStar

Tammera Holmes is determined to provide the resources she didn't have for the next generation

Megan Reinertsen Ross, Zoo Director, Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago

Zoo Director Megan Ross' love of science supports her passion for animal welfare and conservation

Ana Dutra, Founder and CEO, Mandala Global Advisors

For businesswoman Ana Dutra, the world is her oyster

My Start Story podcast— Episode 1: Kelly Cervantes, Epilepsy Advocate

In our first ever My Start Story podcast, we sit down with Epilepsy Advocate, Kelly Cervantes.

Dr. Brandi Jackson & Dr. Brittani James, co-founders of Medlikeme.com

Twinning - How the Jackson sisters overcame the odds and self-doubt to become successful MDs

Kelly Richmond Pope, Accounting Professor/Documentary Filmmaker

For accountant Kelly Richmond Pope, numbers tell a story

Avis Brodess, Dystonia Warrior

Athlete extraordinaire Avis Brodess didn't let a diagnosis of dystonia hold her back

Adrienne Lo, Co-Owner/Director of Operations, Fat Rice

Adrienne Lo is a foodie powerhouse

Learn more about the Founder and Executive Director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.

Maria Woltjen started the Young Center to advocate for Immigrant Children's Rights and Her Movement Keeps Growing

Paula Haney, Hoosier Mama Pie Company

Paula Haney is on a mission to preserve an American tradition

Jeni Britton Bauer, Founder, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni Britton Bauer literally walked out of art class to make ice cream, then it became her career

Mary Nguyen Aregoni, Founder & CEO, Saigon Sisters Restaurant Group

Mary Nguyen Aregoni: From refugee to restaurateur

Natalie Shmulik, CEO, The Hatchery

Natalie Shmulik is the go-to resource for anything related to food

Margot McMahon, Sculptor

Margot McMahon's sculptures speak to social change

Felicia Davis, President & CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women

Creating opportunities for herself & others is what Felicia Davis is all about

Wendy Burton, President & CEO, World Tree

There's a reaon Wendy Burton is called ''The Tree Lady''

Sheila Brown, Executive Director, CineCares Foundation at CineSpace Chicago Film Studios

Sheila Brown is creating opportunity and success in the community where she grew up

Karen Herold, Interior Designer, Studio K

Karen Herold, Interior Designer, Studio K

Hiba Bhatty, Architect, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Hiba Bhatty, Architect, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Marsha Serlin, Founder & CEO, United Scrap Metal

Scrap metal mogul Marsha Serlin is living the American dream

Christine Izuakor, Ph.D, Senior Manager, Global Security Strategy & Awareness

Why diverse representation is so important to Dr. Christine Izuakor, cybersecurity expert

Roma Maffia, Actor

Roma Maffia vowed never to have the same job twice, and she has kept that promise

Dominique Turner, President & CEO, Chicago Scholars

Dominique Jordan Turner is passionate about creating equal education opportunities for underserved youth

Dr. Dinee Simpson, Transplant Surgeon

Dinee Simpson's desire to fix things helps give new life to transplant patients

Hoda Katebi, Fashion Creative, Community Organizer

Hoda Kaebi heads an all-women immigrant & refugee-run apparel manufacturing co-op

Esther Franklin, EVP, Spark Foundry

Advertising pioneer Esther Franklin has a track record of breaking boundaries

Holly McGuire, Editor-in-Chief, Chase's Calendar of Events

Holly McGuire gives people something to celebrate