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Brenda Palms Barber: Finding Jobs for Ex-offenders

Brenda Palms Barber: Finding Jobs for Ex-offenders | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
How Sweet Beginnings offers a second chance to those who need it most...
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Majora Carter | Greening the Ghetto

Majora Carter | Greening the Ghetto | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Majora Carter is an African-American environmental justice advocate and economic consultant from the South Bronx area of New York City. Carter founded the non-profit environmental justice organization Sustainable South Bronx before entering the private sector. (Majora Carter Group)
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Kristin Hallenga Founder CoppaFeel, against Breast Cancer

Kristin Hallenga Founder CoppaFeel, against Breast Cancer | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Self proclaimed cancer warrior, Kristin, has created CoppaFeel! as her full-time endeavour. Her campaign allows her to tell her story to young women and spread the word about the importance of feeling your boobies and breast awareness, especially among the younger population, where traditional breast cancer messages are often not targeted.
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Karen Mattison, co-founder Women Like Us

Karen Mattison, co-founder Women Like Us | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Women Like Us, an organisation helping women in London find part-time work which fits with having a family, their vision is to ‘build a national jobs market where part-time jobs are in plentiful supply across all skill sectors’.
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Beth McWhirter Founder Mission Wear

Beth McWhirter Founder Mission Wear | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Beth McWhirter started Mission Wear in August 2006. Working with local organizations in Denver, Co, US, to hire women that have severe obstacles to employment. Mission Wear is a non-profit organization that provides reusable grocery bags made from donated fabric, denim, and burlap coffee bags by women who are in recovery.
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Dr. Hawa Abdi & Her Daughters: The Saints of Somalia

Dr. Hawa Abdi & Her Daughters: The Saints of Somalia | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
"They are fearless. Their life’s purpose is to be of service to Somali refugees, and their unwavering fortitude in the face of insurmountable obstacles is a testament to the warrior spirit of women.”
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Roseanne Barr - Power to the People

Roseanne Barr - Power to the People | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Roseanne Barr was a sitcom star, a creator and a product, the agitator and the abused, a domestic goddess and a feminist pioneer. That was twenty years ago. But as far as she’s concerned, not much has changed.
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Christy Turlington tackles maternal mortality

Christy Turlington tackles maternal mortality | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Her own difficult labour inspired supermodel Christy Turlington to help mothers in developing countries and raise awareness about maternal health and reproductive rights worldwide.
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Marie-Monique Robin: Investigative Journalist

Marie-Monique Robin: Investigative Journalist | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Marie-Monique Robin is an award-winning French journalist and filmmaker. She received the 1995 Albert-Londres Prize, awarded to investigative journalists in France. In this interview, she deconstructs the World According to Monsanto
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Buffy Sainte-Marie: music can still change the world

Buffy Sainte-Marie: music can still change the world | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
In 1964, when singer Buffy Sainte-Marie wrote the anti-war song “Universal Soldier,” it was but one voice in a chorus of protest songs: Bob Dylan singing “The Times They Are a-Changing,” Pete Seeger singing “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”...
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Satu Hassi, Finnish Green MEP

Satu Hassi, Finnish Green MEP | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
To work for a change, you have to gain credibility in the eyes of those who hold the power.
But how can you prevent yourself from turning into one of them and losing your own original spirit? This is not an easy task.
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Banana-Based Pad Maker Elizabeth Scharpf Wants Rwandan Women Educated. Period. | Fast Company

Banana-Based Pad Maker Elizabeth Scharpf Wants Rwandan Women Educated. Period. | Fast Company | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Scharpf, founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE), is partnering with networks of women in Rwanda to make and sell sanitary pads made from banana leaves.
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Nina Dudnik | SeedingLabs - Recycling Scientific Infrastructure

Nina Dudnik | SeedingLabs - Recycling Scientific Infrastructure | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Scientists in developing countries are perfectly positioned for and have a vested interest in studying and curing local diseases, but they are hampered by a critical lack of material infrastructure.

Seeding Labs creates a unique re-use strategy that encourages well-funded institutions in the developed world to donate their previously overlooked surplus of scientific equipment.
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Gaynor Coley on Leading at the Eden Project

She is currently leading the strategy to extend Eden’s influential environmental brand and programmes across the world. “Finding a better balance with nature is a big issue and it is urgent. Eden wants to be part of the solution, not just for the UK but across the globe,” she says.
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Cindy Gallop: “I don’t do status quo” –

Cindy Gallop: “I don’t do status quo” – | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
A video interview with Cindy Gallop, founder of IfWeRantheWorld.com.
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Anne Harrington - Founder Catch a Wave UK cic

Anne Harrington - Founder Catch a Wave UK cic | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Anne Harrington FRSA, founder of Catch a Wave®UK cic, began Surfing in later life and discovered how therapeutic and healing Surfing can be, having experienced a number of health problems personally. Anne felt passionately that she wanted to help people to lead lives that are to their full potential, and providing them with new inspiring opportunities. As a result, Anne decided to set up a Business combining her work as a Therapist and Workshop Facilitator, with a local Surf Guard and Complementary Therapist.
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Sam Roddick - Activist - Bondage for Freedom

Sam Roddick - Activist - Bondage for Freedom | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Bondage for Freedom is the activism branch of Coco de Mer. Founded in 2008, as a collective it focuses on providing a free creative service for organizations fighting for human and environmental rights. It works on a number of projects with partner organisations creating campaigns, films, art and protests to raise awareness for a number of projects
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Lynn Hershman Leeson - Filmmaker

Lynn Hershman Leeson - Filmmaker | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
"In the 1960s, when the Feminist Art Movement emerged, it was fueled by the rhetoric and power of the Black Panther Movement. Female artists needed to become politicized in order to understand the nuanced complexities of gender, race, class and sexuality, and to make art that was uniquely their own. These artists made groundbreaking contributions and insisted on exposing inequality. The Guerilla Girls, became the conscience of the art world and held galleries and museums accountable for discrimination...."
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Kirsten Gillibrand - United States Senator for New York

Kirsten Gillibrand - United States Senator for New York | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
In the US Senate, Senator Gillibrand has made her presence felt, helping lead the fight to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military, and providing health care and compensation to the 9/11 first responders and community survivors that are sick with diseases caused by the toxins at Ground Zero. Senator Gillibrand worked to bring Democrats and Republicans together to win both legislative victories, leading Newsweek and The Daily Beast to name Senator Gillibrand one of 150 women who shake the world
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Julie Brown | Growing Communities | Women Social Leadership Awards Winner 2008

Julie is the Founder of Growing Communities, a community-led organisation based in Hackney, North London, which is providing a real alternative to the current damaging food system.
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Vandana Shiva: The Future of Food-Part 1

Dr.Vandana Shiva named by Forbes as one of the 7 most-influential women in the world. The article called Dr.Shiva a “leading thinker of our time,” and argues that women must be front and center in order to solve the issue of food security – “breaking the silence, speaking truth to power, exposing atrocities and reminding us that women’s rights are inherently connected to the future of our world.”
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Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Founder of Encounter

Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Founder of Encounter | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Encounter is an educational organization dedicated to training Jewish leaders to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by providing them with firsthand exposure to Palestinian narratives and realities on the ground.
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Suzanne Lee | Grow your own clothes | Biocouture

Suzanne Lee | Grow your own clothes | Biocouture | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing. The process is fascinating, the results are beautiful (though there's still one minor drawback ...) and the potential is simply stunning.
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Discover the Finalists of the 5th Ogunte Women's Social Leadership Awards 2011 -

Discover the Finalists of the 5th Ogunte Women's Social Leadership Awards 2011 - | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Finalists Ogunte Women's Social Leadership Awards 2011 in three categories: Social Business Leader, Leader in the workplace, Network and Campaign leader.
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Natalia Allen - Founder Design Futurist

Called the “Conscientious Fashionista,” Allen founded Design Futurist in 2005. She has developed textiles integrating conductive fibers for DuPont, rain gear free of petroleum-based chemicals for DKNY, and photoluminescent fabrics for athletic wear.
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