The common thread of almost every Fast Company story is a creative person who had a compelling idea and managed to spin it into a successful company or organization that continues to innovate.
In case you missed them the first time around, here are some stories that inspired or fascinated us during 2014. You'll find teenage lingerie entrepreneurs, feminist coders, crossword-puzzle game changers, the engineer shaping the future of wearables, and more.
4. CHANGING THE BRA INDUSTRY FOR YOUNG GIRLS
High-school student Megan Grassell couldn't find cute, age-appropriate bras for her younger sister, so she made her own. Now her company, Yellowberry, is being held up as a model of innovation, design, and feminists united against the sexualization of girls.
BY ERIN SCHULTE