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Social Enterprise

Emily May: Hollaback!

Hollaback! started in 2005 as the project of seven youth (three men and four women). As the women told story after story of harassment, the men became increasingly concerned.

Rita Kale: MoneyChat India

Success to us is the ability to reach out to the maximum number of women entrepreneurs in the country and help them set up thriving businesses.

Servane Mouazan: Ogunte

I was working in community development in various countries and realised that although there were networks for women in business, there was not much around women who wanted to impact on society and the environment.

Rainie Howard: Sisters of Hope, Inc

After experiencing true happiness, confidence and peace in my life; I developed a strong passion to help other women and girls experience the same joy in their lives.

Carrie Miller: Our Home Transitional

It was a dream I had since I was a teen and 2012 in Flint, MI was the time and place to start it. My vision has been to provide an outlet for women and children in need.

Sophia Hyder: Evolvemint

I yearned to find happiness through meaningful work, and knew that combining my two favorite passions, international development and fashion, would let me do just that.

Danielle Gletow: One Simple Wish

After a year of fostering and after the placement of our now adopted daughter, we vowed to create a way for more people to support children at such a confusing and vulnerable time in their lives.

Candace Klein: SoMoLend

My greatest success to date is the fact that I’ve been able to keep two companies alive – and not only that, but companies which actually focus on increasing capital for women and small business owners.

Marcie Muehlke: Celia Grace -a social enterprise

I realized that I could pair the market opportunity of women seeking a more meaningful wedding dress with the social need for safe, fair, and empowering work for women…and create something truly beautiful.

Gabriela Flores: Kirah Design

When I decided to become a social entrepreneur, I had 2 things in mind: how to give real job opportunities to talented artisans in Bolivia and how to create beautiful home accessories using only recycled or discarded materials and combining it with the amazing talent of Bolivian artisans.