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Women Entrepreneurs

The belief that business suits belonged to men has gone the way of the dinosaur. The notion of “women entrepreneur” is now an established fact in almost any industry. This section presents ideas and opportunities uniquely open for discerning women entrepreneurs.

[E4C13] How to Discover Your True Calling & Turn It Into A Viable Social Enterprise – UniversalGiving

How to Discover Your True Calling & Turn It Into A Viable Social Enterprise - UniversalGiving

Pamela Hawley is a seasoned social entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the social enterprise sector. She is the founder & CEO of UniversalGiving, an award-winning social entrepreneurship organization that helps people give to and volunteer with vetted, quality opportunities all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, it takes no cut on donations -- 100% of donations go directly to the cause. Prior to UniversalGiving, Pamela co-founded the Full Circle Fund's Global Economic Opportunity impact circle. As the current co-chair of the circle, she helps support and strengthen

[E4C12] How to Co-Create a Greener Economy, a Better World & Retire with a Million Dollars – Green America

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Alisa Gravitz, the CEO & President of Green America, is a leading expert on how families and businesses can “go green,” saving money and resources. Alisa has helped lead the national agenda to create a socially and environmentally responsible economy for 30 years. She is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She authored Green America’s acclaimed Guide to Social Investing, with over a million copies in print, as well as the popular Guide to Community Investing. For the past 30 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy

[E4C6] How You Can Start A Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly Global Import Business – five ACCESSORIES

How You Can Start A Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly Global Import Business - five ACCESSORIES

five ACCESSORIES is one of the most triple bottom line businesses you will encounter. five ACCESSORIES is a wholesale business whose mission is to empower and deliver sustainable livelihoods for workers and their communities through the sale of eco-friendly and fair traded, locally made products. Products can be found in over 150 national retail stores. Christine Hutchison and her husband Wells founded the company during their honeymoon five years ago. While there, they met a Balinese tour guide who told them how much difference five dollars a month can make to a Balinese family. While

[E4C5] How to Launch a Global Nonprofit & Attract the Best Volunteers – Universal Giving

Universal Giving on How to Launch a Global Nonprofit & Attract the Best Volunteers

Pamela Hawley is a social entrepreneur from the nonprofit side of the fence. She's the founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, the only nonprofit marketplace that allows you to Give 100% of your donation directly to the cause. It's the best way to give freely -- where all your money goes directly to the top nonprofit leaders who need it most, in the most remote parts of the world. One of the great things about donating through UniversalGiving is the trust you can have that your money will be well spent. That’s because they vet every nonprofit through their stringent, proprietary Quality Model,

Schooling Innovators of the Future: Julia Bateson and Excite-ed

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Julia Bateson found that not enough primary schools were encouraging their pupils to engage creatively with technology. In order to combat this, she has developed Excite-ed, a social enterprise which helps young children to learn using computer technology and gaming. How Julia Bateson is Developing a Digitally-Aware Generation Julia’s start-up, Excite-ed, is a social enterprise which is active in schools, and which encourages pupils and teachers to familiarize themselves with the digital world through gaming. Children and their teachers are given the tools necessary to design online

Repurposing Urban Space for Urban Sustainability: Tara Rogerson of Evergreen Brick Works

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As time goes on, we are becoming more and more conscious about the effect of humanity upon our planet. Tara Rogerson, women entrepreneur, is attempting to raise funds for and awareness about the impending environmental crisis. How Tara Rogerson is Building Sustainable Cities Tara Rogerson is the director of social enterprise at a national charity in Canada called Evergreen. Rogerson and Evergreen are attempting to tackle the problem of unsustainable urban development. They recognize that, if humanity continues along the current path of development, our major cities will soon be dirty and

Sounding Off about Worldwide Hearing Impairment: Bridget Hilton of LSTN Headphones

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No matter what your age, living with a hearing problem or deafness has a dramatic impact upon your life. Woman entrepreneur, Bridget Hilton, aims to raise money and awareness to help those with hearing problems through LSTN Headphones a unique venture that combines high-end listening devices with a mission to raise money for the hearing impaired. How LSTN Headphones and Bridget Hilton are Helping those with Hearing Problems through Green Business Over 275 million people worldwide have some form of hearing impairment. What’s more, 95% of children in deaf schools could attend a regular

Wello WaterWheel: A Social Enterprise That’s Easing the Burden of Water Carrying Women Worldwide

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Social entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs are changing the world by helping to empower other women and lessening their burden of fetching water for their family. Carrying water, often for long distances, is a burden shared by women in developing countries around the world. It involves hours of walking, waiting in line, and carrying heavy pots, jars, buckets, or jerry cans filled with water. A woman must collect enough water for her household and this involves carrying a heavy 5 gallon 42 pound bucket on her head every day, which can can injure her spine. Fulfilling this basic need,