Ines Almeida, 30s, Social Entrepreneur

I first came across Inês’ wonderful work two years ago, while researching girl empowerment communities for my documentary project The Illusionists (for which Inês eventually became an ally, supporter and sponsor). I was instantly captivated by Inês’ vision, drive, determination, and altruism. Her enterprise 7Wonderlicious is focused on overturning gender stereotypes, empowering girls to achieve … Continue reading »

Jess Weiner, 30s, Entrepreneur & Self-Esteem Expert

This week I am in London, England. I am attending – and filming at – the international summit “Endangered Species: Preserving the Female Body.” The event features keynote speeches, panels, workshops and video presentations challenging “the toxic culture that teaches women and girls to hate their bodies.” So, keeping with the week’s theme of body … Continue reading »

Jacqueline Thong, 30s, Social Entrepreneur

I had the privilege of meeting Jacqueline at the 2010 Women’s Forum: she was a finalist of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Jacqueline is currently doing groundbreaking work on interactive health management systems, empowering people with chronic illnesses through mobile and web-based tools. Here is her story. What is your name, age, and location? My … Continue reading »