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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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Su Kahumbu-Stephanou

Su Kahumbu-Stephanou | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
In Kenya, organic is not an exception – it’s a default. Some statistics show that only 6% of Kenyan farmers use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. “Organic is the most cost effective way of producing food on our continent,” says Kenyan entrepreneur and agriculture activist Su Kahumbu-Stephanou.
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Elizabeth Hausler

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Hausler observed the devastating effects of homes not being built with the same diligence she had been taught – especially in natural disaster-prone regions of the developing world. She saw an opportunity to provide a man-made solution to this man-made problem
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Amanda Jones from Red Button Design on 'Midomo'

CEO of Red Button Design, Amanda Jones, talks about their water purification device Midomo.
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Eugenie Harvey | Founder We Are What We Do and 10:10 Campaigns

Eugenie Harvey | Founder We Are What We Do and 10:10 Campaigns | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Eugenie Harvey may have spent her younger years proliferating in Financial PR, but that didn’t stop her dropping everything, eleven years ago, to move from England to Australia to pursue her dream of helping others. Since launching the non-profit organisation ‘We Are What We Do’ – encouraging people to start initiatives and realise their dreams – with Community Links founder David Robinson in 2004, she has never looked back.
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Sharmain Matlock-Turner President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition

Sharmain Matlock-Turner President and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
The Urban Affairs Coalition, formerly GPUAC, unites government, business, neighbourhoods, and individual initiative to improve the quality of life in the region of Philadelphia.
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Tiffany Shlain, Director MoxieInstitute

Tiffany Shlain, Director MoxieInstitute | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Tiffany is director of The Moxie Institute, an organization that creates films, discussion programs, theater experiences, and Internet experiments around social issues using emerging technologies.
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Amy Carter James - Guludo and NEMA

Amy Carter James - Guludo and NEMA | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Amy combined her passion for relieving poverty and conservation in the creation of a cutting edge social enterprise with her husband, Neal. This comprised of a Fair Trade resort (Guludo.com) and a charity, NEMA, which is fast becoming an international model on how tourism can be used to relieve poverty and empower communities in a sustainable way..
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Jody Day | Gateway-Women

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Jody Day | Gateway-Women co-author of a book called ‘The 6 Moods of Success’ (HarperCollins) and Gateway Women – an organisation to support, inspire and empower childfree women to live fertile, passionate, meaningful lives.
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How to Make a Difference Camila Batmanghelidjh

How to Make a Difference Camila Batmanghelidjh | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Camila Batmanghelidjh is founder and director of Kids Company, a charity which provides practical, emotional and educational support to 13,000 vulnerable inner-city children and young people each year.
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Emily E. Arnold-Fernández « Asylum Access

Emily E. Arnold-Fernández « Asylum Access | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
For her innovative approach to the global refugee crisis, Emily was honored by the Dalai Lama in 2009 as one of 50 “Unsung Heroes of Compassion” from around the world. She has also been recognized as Pomona College’s Inspirational Young Alumna (2006) and awarded the prestigious Echoing Green fellowship (2007).
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Ewa Wojkowska Co founder of Kopernik: Technology Marketplace for the Developing World

An animated video showing how technology can have life-changing impact on people's lives in developing countries...
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Roxanne Krystalli Stories of Conflict and Love

Roxanne Krystalli Stories of Conflict and Love | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
In the spring of 2008, I desperately wanted to be "shaken by the shoulders." A recent graduate of Harvard University, I wanted to be moved by the world. A year later, I was awarded a fellowship that enabled me to do what I would soon realize is my passion: designing and implementing development projects that would benefit women living in conflict and post-conflict communities worldwide.
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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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Adital Ela | S-Sense Design

Adital Ela | S-Sense Design | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Adital is a designer and teacher incorporating indigenous knowledge into sustainable design. My exploration is around finding ways in which design can support sustainable life habits that come from a deep sense of participation.
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Deborah Szebeko | Founder of thinkpublic

Deborah Szebeko | Founder of  thinkpublic | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Over the past seven years she has combined design and social entrepreneurship to inspire and engage citizens and frontline staff to take an active role in designing solutions to many social challenges.
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Faiza HAJJI WOZNIAK, Founder IFASSEN, recycling black plastic bags into fashion accessories

In Morocco, plastic bags are among the main factors of the country contamination. They can be found everywhere in urban and rural areas, threatening the population health, the wildlife, and natural resources. They are responsible for many diseases, decrease of the plant life, pollution…
To fight this calamity, Ifassen recycles these unsightly black plastic bags and turn them into colourful fashion accessories.
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Hannah Jones | VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation for Nike inc

Hannah Jones | VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation for Nike inc | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
She has paired Nike with NASA and venture capitalists to address water shortages; with Creative Commons to launch GreenXchange, a platform for companies to share green intellectual property; and with PopTech to create an Open Collaboration Lab for scientists and engineers.
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Orsola de Castro - founder of From Somewhere

Orsola de Castro - founder of From Somewhere | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Orsola di Castro discusses the ethos behind the designs, using pre-consumer waste, such as offcuts and fabric remnants from factories to create highly original pieces.
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Hazel Thompson - Photojournalist

Hazel Thompson - Photojournalist | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Hazel's passion is to photograph social and humanitarian subjects; with injustice towards women and children, as well as identity within religion, being amongst her central themes.
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Elizabeth Mills OBE Chair of UK Age Research Forum and Ceo Eminence Grise

Elizabeth Mills OBE Chair of UK Age Research Forum and Ceo Eminence Grise | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Chair of the UK Age Research Forum, Elizabeth Mills OBE, gives a personal perspective on attitudes to ageing and how to ensure we get the most out of research for the public good.
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Julie Hanna on KIVA and Leadership

Julie Hanna is Chair of the Board at Kiva, board member at Socialtext and an advisor to Idealab, Women's Initiative and EARN
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Daniela Barone Soares | The Impetus Trust

Daniela Barone Soares | The Impetus Trust | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
I am one of these people who, if change doesn’t happen often enough, make it happen. Interview with Daniela Barone Soares, CEO Impetus Trust and Finalist Women Social Leadership Awards, 2008
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LAKSHMI KARAN Riders for Health

Lakshmi Karan is director, global strategy at Riders for Health, which mobilises health workers in rural Africa by providing them with reliable motor bikes and other vehicles.
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Becky Buell | Meteos

Becky Buell | Meteos | Ogunte | Women Social Innovators | Scoop.it
Becky Buell is Founder and Director of Meteos and specialist in strategy, innovation and cross-sector partnership development, with an interest in climate change, social enterprise and equity. She is also a Board member of Just Energy, a social enterprise supporting community-based renewable energy enterprise, and on the Board of the Foundation for Social Technology/Presencing Institute.
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