#ResistList: Rita Robert Otu of Beau Haven Farms is helping rural women grow and sell vitamin A-rich cassava — and changing their lives in the process.
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Punky Moms Welcomes the Radical and Rebellious
#ResistList: Paula Clark runs an alternative parenting group that is interested in baby food, onesies and overthrowing the patriarchy.
EP. 28: Tackling Student Debt
Kelly Peeler of NextGenVest has developed a text-based platform to educate Generation Z on the perils of student loans.
Why a Jordanian Scientist Is on a Mission to Get Kids to Read for Pleasure
Rana Dajani has raised millions of dollars, trained thousands of volunteers, and worked with an estimated 100,000 kids to foster a love of reading.
EP. 27: Saving Our Coastal Communities
Jennifer Bolstad of Local Office Landscape and Urban Design is taking on the challenge of rising sea levels.
Why This Nonprofit Cares About Periods. And How Meghan Markle Might Help
Around the world, girls miss school because of stigmas about menstruation, or because they don’t have feminine-hygiene supplies. Days for Girls wants to change that.
EP. 26: The Abortion Clinic Owner
Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Woman’s Health is on a mission to make abortions safe and stigma-free. The journey has taken her to the Supreme Court.
A Survivor Uses Sweat Lodges, Talking Circles and Dream Catchers to Bring Healing to Native Women
At Mother Nation, Norine Hill uses cultural traditions to help Native American women recover from abuse and homelessness.
Ep. 25: Empowering Our Young Girls
A girl’s self-confidence peaks when she’s 9 years old. Ret. Lieutenant Colonal Dianna Flett is using her military training to run leadership workshops, dubbed Girl Smarts, for girls in 4th and 5th grades.
How to Retire From Your Mission-Based Baby
Steffanie Lorig, who spent 20 years running Art with Heart, has successfully left the nonprofit she founded. It’s now in Heidi Durham’s capable hands.
For This CEO, Volunteerism Is as Important as Her Work
Rebecca Thomley’s company offers its employees paid time-off to help in charitable efforts — especially disaster relief. And she’s often first to sign up for a mission.
This Fintech Entrepreneur Is Banking on Disaster. Literally.
The looming spectre of a student debt crisis gets Kelly Peeler out of bed every morning. It also inspired her company.
This Landscape Architect Is Committed to Saving Coastal Communities
Jennifer Bolstad of Local Office Landscape & Urban Design is taking on the challenge of rising sea levels.
This Former Military Officer Is Teaching Young Girls to Be Confident
Girl Smarts founder Dianna Flett hopes her leadership workshop series will empower elementary school girls.
For Those In Need of Shelter, This Arizona Entrepreneur Has a Solution
Angie Lozano started Angie’s House to help the less fortunate find affordable housing and rebuild their lives.