Oct 14, 2014

Karen Pearl

KarenPearl.jpgWith a small but dedicated professional staff and 8,000 volunteers, God's Love We Deliver provides 4,600 meals each weekday to people in the New York City metropolitan area who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. The person overseeing this critical lifeline is President and CEO Karen Pearl. Learn all about this amazing operation that's been around for 30 years.

Oct 7, 2014

Carrie Rich

CarrieRichHeadShot.jpgYoung people can change the world, especially when they're matched with experienced leaders. That's the philosophy behind the Global Good Fund, founded in 2011 by Carrie Rich, who has worked tirelessly to make the world a better place. Her grit, determination, and refusal to take 'no' for an answer makes her a real force to be reckoned with. Tune in and be inspired.

Sep 30, 2014

Wendy Crawford

Wendychair1.jpgOn a summer day in 1984, while driving to the airport for her first international modeling gig, 19 year old Canadian Wendy Crawford was hit by a drunk driver. Wendy never walked again. As she struggled to come to terms with life as a quadriplegic, Wendy saw the need to develop a way to raise awareness of, and become an advocate for, women facing physical challenges. So, in 2002, she founded mobileWomen.org, an online magazine that provides information and a community for women in wheelchairs. Her story is one we all need to hear.

Sep 16, 2014

Keren Taylor

KerenTaylor.jpgNever underestimate the power of a girl and her pen. It's that philosophy that propelled Keren Taylor to start WriteGirl, an non-profit literacy program for underserved 13-18 year old girls in the L.A. area. Since its inception in 2001, it has helped hundreds of teens find their voices/calling and in 2013, Michelle Obama presented Keren and WriteGirl with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor given to such endeavors. And just this year, Keren was selected a CNN Hero for her creative efforts to help young people. She is truly an inspiration.

Jun 17, 2014

Deborah Koeningsberger

8207DeborahKoenigsberger.jpgDeborah Koenigsberger is a force of nature. A successful businesswoman/entrepreneur, her boutique Noir et Blanc has been around since 1989. But, a walk through a Manhattan park 20 years ago, with her young sons proved to be a seminal, life-changing moment. It was there she came upon a mom and her child sleeping in a cardboard box. That prompted Deborah to start Hearts of Gold, a non-profit that provides sustainable changes in the lifestyles and levels of self-sufficiency for homeless moms and their children. More than 30,000 families have benefited from her dedication, commitment and hard work.

May 20, 2014

Jacki Zehner

JZehner.jpgJacki Zehner is a woman on a mission. The founder of The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, she funds and works with a whole host of organizations that focus on women's rights. In 2012, she became CEO of Women Moving Millions. The goal of this non-profit is to mobilize resources for the advancement of women and girls - so far, more than 200 people have given gifts of a million dollars or more.

Feb 4, 2014

Sabriye Tenberken

Sabriye Tenberken gives new meaning to activism and inspiration. Born in Cologne, Germany, she became blind at age 12. A trip to Tibet as a young adult was life-changing. Sabriye, along with Paul Kronenberg, founded Braille Without Borders, a world-wide organization that creates training programs and Braille book printing houses. The two are also the co-directors and co-founders of Kanthari, an international institute for social visionaries based in Kerala, South India.

Photo by Paul Kronenberg

Oct 29, 2013

Latisha Daring

Latisha Daring is a New Yorker with talent, tenacity, creativity and drive. She's a fashion designer, businesswoman and entrepreneur who has spent more than 22 years in retail. She is also the force behind Ladies Who Lunch, an organization that brings together accomplished women of various industries who share their stories to empower and inspire others.

Oct 21, 2013

Amanda Kraus

With $50, vision and determination, Amanda Kraus, founded Row New York in 2002 and serves at its Executive Director.  What began as a pilot program has grown into a thriving organization serving more than 2,000 middle and high school boys and girls a year in Queens and Manhattan. Kraus was named a 2012 Community Leadership Award winner by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Sep 17, 2013

Aiesha Turman

Educator, writer, storyteller, filmmaker, artist, activist, mentor, mom -- Aiesha Turman is a force to be reckoned with. Tired of not seeing positive images of black women and girls in the media, Turman decided to take matters into her own hands. She founded Super Hussy Media and The Black Girl Project.

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