What is My Start Story?

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

Karen Nowicki, Engineering Division Manager, Enova International

For Karen Nowicki, STEM is a way of life

Christy Webber, President, Christy Webber Landscapes

Honesty, humility and hard work helped Christy Webber build one of the biggest landscaping companies in Chicago

Nahiris Bahamón, MD, Member, Physicians for a National Health Program

Community healthcare pediatrician Nahiris Bahamón is living her dream

May Tsupros, Co-Founder, Gardeneers

How a blueberry changed May Tsupros' career path

Janine Franklin, Director of Student Culture and Support at the Noble Network of Charter Schools

Janine Franklin’s goal: supporting & improving the lives of her students

Carol Brown, Olympic Bronze Medal Winner, Women's Rowing

Olympic medalist Carol Brown was a pioneer in women’s rowing

Diana Nyad, Long-Distance Swimmer, Author

Diana Nyad found a way to achieve her dream

Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, Chief Medical Examiner, Cook County, IL

As Chicago’s Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Ponni Arunkumar confronts death every day

Iliana Regan, Chef, Elizabeth Restaurant

Chef Iliana Regan's non-traditional path led to traditional accolades in the food industry

Sherry Yard, 3x James Beard Award winner

Award-winning chef Sherry Yard has had a ''lifetime in food''

Jacqueline King Schiller, Chef

Former model Jacqueline King Schiller teaches others the healthy eating habits that changed her own life

Alison Graham, Founder/Owner, AJGpr

PR maven Alison Graham has mastered the art of storytelling

Sarah Spain, ESPN Radio Host, espnW Columnist

Sarah Spain’s winning combination: sports and comedy

Hedy Ratner, Co-Founder & President, Emerita of WBCD

Hedy Ratner: Empowering women and changing the world

Rebeca Nieves Huffman, Executive Director, City Year Chicago

Faith and family gave Rebeca Nieves Huffman the fearlessness to tackle her leadership journey

Miguel Cervantes, Actor, "Hamilton" Broadway in Chicago

''Hamilton'' actor Miguel Cervantes talks family and the women he credits for his success

Monica Rochester, Capt., U.S. Coast Guard

Monica Rochester says being in the Coast Guard is a calling

Samantha Ealy, Founder, Generation Wealthy

Crippling debt helped Samantha Ealy find her true calling

Magda Brown, Holocaust Survivor

Holocaust survivor Magda Brown’s role in making sure “Never Again” means never again

Dori Wilson, President, Dori Wilson Public Relations

How being a go-better got Dori Wilson her own PR firm

Deborah Amos, International Correspondent, NPR

NPR's Deborah Amos wrote her own ticket to become an international correspondent

Julia Storm, Founder, ReConnect

Julia Storm's business helps parents take the digital world by storm

Dunya Djordjevic, Actors, Director, Producer & Program Director, Camp Reel Stories

Why empowering girls in the filmmaking industry feels so right for Dunya Djordjevic

Constance Jones, CEO, Noble Network of Charter Schools

Constance Jones earned her seat at the table

Laura Desmond, CEO | Founder, Eagle Vista Partners

A college course helped digital marketing trailblazer Laura Desmond find her true career path

Amy Trask, Fmr. CEO, Oakland Raiders 1997-2013

Lifelong football fan Amy Trask shattered NFL's glass ceiling by becoming the league's first female CEO

Avi Sic, Open Format Disc Jockey

Open format DJ Avi Sic can entertain any crowd

Anne Torsiglieri, Actor, Playwright & Performer

Annie Torsiglieri: From school play to Broadway

Catie Holoubek, EVP Media, Pinnacle Advertising & Marketing

Catie Holoubek wants women to toughen up in male-dominated industries

Angelique Power, President, Field Foundation

Angelique Power talks courage and taking chances