Barbara Silva: Making IT Happen for Women in Chile

Barbara Silva: Making IT Happen for Women in Chile

She’s a tiny woman with a tiny voice. But she packs a powerful punch for women entrepreneurs in Chile. Barbara Silva, who runs BSTInnovation (http://www.bstinnovation.com/), believes once Chilean women have connections to the financial community they will soar. So she takes groups of Chilean women to Silicone Valley and supports them in building solid relationships with(…)

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Noreen & Anne – Transforming Filipino Weed into High Eco-Fashion

Noreen & Anne – Transforming Filipino Weed into High Eco-Fashion

Noreen Bautista (right) is an accidental entrepreneur and a purposeful change agent. Anne Mariposa (middle) hails from a family with a long history of fashion manufacturing expertise. And together they are a match made in eco-heaven. What started as an assignment to create a business plan and thesis among friends taking a social entrepreneurship class at(…)

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Laurin Hodge: Turning Former Female Inmates into Innovators

Laurin Hodge: Turning Former Female Inmates into Innovators

Laurin’s love for her mother inspires her to take on prisoner reentry reform. Call my mother an ex-convict, and my heart wilts. My mother is smart and kind. She is an entrepreneur.  Not to mention, she makes legendary mac-n-cheese. She is not the stigma looming over the 10,000 people who are released from U.S. prisons every single(…)

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Sasha Fisher: Investing in Innovators in Rwanda & Uganda

Sasha Fisher: Investing in Innovators in Rwanda & Uganda

Sitting with village members of Nyarutosho Village, Rwanda, Sasha Fisher  listened to mothers fret over not having proper sanitation. Latrines in the village were made out of sticks and leaves and children refused to use them, instead relieving themselves in the bush. The mothers wanted to change their circumstances, but simply did not have the(…)

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