Shannon Kenny: Founder, Mama Eco

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How did you get into the industry?

Even as a kid, I was collecting trash on the beach and encouraging my family to conserve water. And after spending years at a day job that completely sucked the life out of me, I knew I had to find a career that was more fulfilling and had purpose. I spent two years trying out business ideas that would allow me to fuse my passion into something I could support myself on. And after several iterations, and a few learning experiences along the way, I shifted towards what I now call: Mama Eco 2.0. An online resource for people who want to live sustainably but don’t know where to start.

Kelly Bleach: Former Chief Business Officer, American Foundation for the Blind

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Former Chief Business Officer at American Foundation for the Blind, current part-time Project Manager and Doctoral Student Kelly Bleach has focused her career on applying forward-thinking management practices to the nonprofit sector, including 25 years at the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB),

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Beth Shapiro: Executive Director, Citymeals on Wheels

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Beth Shapiro has been Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels since September 2011. Under her leadership, Citymeals launched Chefs Deliver, which takes some of the city’s best chefs out of their kitchens to deliver restaurant quality meals to their frail aged neighbors

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Caragh Bennet & Loren Thomas: Co-Founders: Tribe + Glory

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Loren Thomas and Caragh Bennet are Co-Founders of Tribe + Glory, a jewelry line handcrafted by artisans in Uganda, is in the business of saying yes to big dreams. They continue to empower and activate female entrepreneurs to achieve self sustainability through relationship, craftsmanship, and entrepreneurship.

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Bengt Rittri: Founder & Chairman, Bluewater

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Bengt Rittri is a Swedish environmental entrepreneur who is committed to protecting and improving human and planetary health by helping to create a more sustainable future. A father of two children, Bengt believes having access to clean water and air is a basic human right

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Shelley Callahan: Author & Director of Development, Children Incorporated

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Shelley Callahan, Director of Development at Children Incorporated, has traveled extensively across the U.S. and around the world reporting on the burden of poverty and working to support communities in need. She is truly an inspiring individual who lives out her passion day in and day out. From digging wells in Colombia, managing medical teams in Haiti,

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HEATHER NASHELLE COLLARD: FOUNDER, NASHELLE

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With Alaskan roots, Heather Nashelle has drawn inspiration from the changing of seasons and nature, juxtaposing angular gems and hand hammered metals, since she took her first metals class at University of Alaska Southeast. Heather discovered Bend, Oregon as a runaway bride bound for California to design, ironically, engagement rings.

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Stacey Boyd: Founder, Olivela

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It started when Founder and CEO Stacey Boyd joined Malala Yousafzai on a visit to refugee camps in Kenya and Rwanda. There she met amazing girls with extraordinary stories of overcoming poverty and war and escaping forced marriage to pursue their educations.

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KARIN TAYLOR: Founder, Weisberg Stables & Weisberg Family Foundation

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Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Orlando, Florida, philanthropist Karin Taylor has devoted her remarkable life to not only raising her five children alongside her husband, but to relentlessly give back and to make a difference in the lives of local at-risk youth, foster children, and veterans through her unique hands-on equestrian therapy programs through establishing the Weisberg Family Foundation.

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Carole Baskin; Founder & CEO, Big Cat Rescue

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Carole Baskin is the founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue. She runs a real estate business and manages 100+ volunteers and interns from around the world and 20 staff and contractors. She has run this Tampa based non profit since 1992 and has garnered international attention to the plight of captive big cats on CNN, Animal Planet, Discovery, U.S. News & World Report, People Magazine,

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Marta Ferro: President, Starfish Impact, Inc.

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With a background that includes Goldman Sachs and multiple entrepreneurial ventures, Marta combines business experience with robust philanthropic leadership including as an SVP Los Angeles partner, Liberty Hill Foundation Board Member and Southern California Grantmakers Member. She founded Starfish Impact in 2005 to connect resources in the philanthropic and non-profit community in a strategic

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Laurie Adams: CEO, Women for Women International (WfWI)

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Laurie Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International (WfWI), a leading global organization dedicated to working with women survivors of war. With more than 25 years of experience working in international development and human rights, Ms. Adams is an innovative leader, strategist, and gender rights advocate.

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Rob Schware, PhD: Co-Founder & Executive Director, Give Back Yoga Foundation & Advisor, the Yoga Service Council

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Rob Schware, PhD, heads the Give Back Yoga Foundation and is President Ex-Officio & Advisor for the Yoga Service Council. He also writes for The Huffington Post Blog. In late 2006, Rob brought his two decades of management experience with the World Bank to a second career: helping to grow the yoga service movement. He wanted to combine his development and project management expertise in over 30 countries including India, Indonesia, Turkey, Rwanda and Palestine with his passion for yoga,

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Isaac Rodriguez:President & CEO, The Provident Loan Society

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Isaac Rodriguez is the President & CEO of the Provident Loan Society, one of the country's oldest lending institutions. Provident Loan is a not-for-profit organization founded by JP Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt during the financial panic of 1893. As CEO, Mr. Rodriguez leads the day-to-day operations of Provident Loan's network of loan centers, that serve 40-thousand people throughout New York City.

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