One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Angela Lippens | Unfaulted Founder / President

Statistics show that each year approximately 23,000 youth “age out” of the foster care system in the United States. 20% of those youth will automatically become homeless on their 18th birthday and half will develop a substance dependence. Statistics also indicate 70% of girls who age out get pregnant before the age of 21, less than 3% go on to earn a college degree and they’re 80% more likely to be sex trafficked. Read more>>

Jenni Burdette | Craft & Harmony, Owner & Founder

In my journey as a chef I’ve learned that you don’t need any kind of formal education to be successful. This is why I have hired women who have been affected by disabilities, economic hardship and sex trafficking. I have the ability to teach these women a skill they can build a career with. Many of these women have been over-looked and turned down because of said experiences. I see this as an opportunity to help someone succeed in life, and give them the change they deserve. Read more>>

Brittnie/Maegan Alphin/Ferraris | Co-Owners

Home Sweet Happy Designs is an interior styling and remodeling company. Upon starting Home Sweet Happy Designs, we had a strong passion for serving our community. Adoption holds a special place in our hearts as we have both walked this journey to bring home children. Read more>>

Simaria Solis | Owner of The Collective: Hair, Makeup, Photography

I believe my business will help the community by providing a safe space for artists to create and to grow. As photographers having access to lighting, hair, makeup and wardrobe will elevate their images. As makeup artists still building their kit providing fully stocked kits for a minimal fee and connecting them with photographers and hairstylists to build their network and portfolio of images. Read more>>

Jose Moore | Mortgage Advisor

As a mortgage advisor I have the pleasure of helping people achieve the ultimate American dream in purchasing a home. Buying the home is just the first stepping stone, in this business when you take initiative to help people understand the process of buying a home and the benefits of owning your home. Read more>>

Kerry Brodie | Nonprofit Leader

Emma’s Torch has the goal of empowering refugees, asylees, and survivors of human trafficking through workforce development. While our work most directly supports our students as they embark on new careers, we also believe that the impact of Emma’s Torch strengthens our entire community. Read more>>

Cheldin Barlatt Rumer | CEO/Executive Producer THIS IS IT NETWORK

We create history. History is created by those who tell stories. THIS IS IT NETWORK tells inspiring stories of REMARKABLE WOMEN. Our remarkable women are diverse, multifaceted leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs. THIS IS IT NETWORK is a global, female, minority-owned, digital streaming platform to connects a diverse audience of remarkable women to inspiring stories. Read more>>

Sonali Dahotre | Landscape Architect

As a Landscape architect i look at the relationship between the built and the un-built. When we build, we often forget that we are sharing this Earth with other organisms and that we are probably building over their homes and habitats. Looking at the landscape, from the ecological perspective, helps conserve habitats for bees, birds and butterflies. Read more>>

Charles McDowell | Outsider Artist

Our business brings awareness to the community through art and inspiring those with mental illness. Read more>>