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.

Asiya Nouretdinova | Artist

Being a proud Muslim woman has given me plenty of opportunities to test my patience and resilience. So many beautiful women have inspired me throughout my life to never give up. My grandmother survived WWII as a child losing most of her family due to starvation and yet she persisted. My mother has been a teacher for over 35 years and watching her transform lives of so many children encourages me to continue, hoping that I will inspire someone myself. My religion is visible to people around me as they see my headscarf on my head. Read more>>

Brittany Bellamy | CEO of Missbehavinwayz

When people hear lingerie the first thing that comes to mind is “I can’t wear that” and my response is always “Why you can’t!!! I love helping others step out their comfort zone and try new things. I always tell people wear the lingerie don’t let the lingerie wear you! put it on for yourself or your significant other and feel good about it I think my impact on my community and the world is to bring back self love, confidence, accepting who you are and being yourself! which I think is very important especially after the pandemic. Read more>>

Fevronia Nouveau | Baker and Engineer

Although we are a bakery, one of the items currently offered on our Etsy site is a macrame Peace Feather. The feather symbolizes the hope and faith in peace around the world. All of the proceeds for this items are going directly to support people of Ukraine. Read more>>

Eliana Valdes | Founder

I’m a philanthropist by nature and am looking for new and creative ways to contribute in service. Trocadero 1903 came to life as I dreamt of developing an eco-friendly project in NYC. One that not only impacts our community but the world. As a parent and grandparent, I often think about the future of our planet and how we as a society are shaping it. Read more>>

Ashton Perez | Founder/Owner of Foundation HTX

FoundationHTX is the community, the community is FoundationHTX. FHTX wasn’t solemnly built as a dance studio, but a home for freestyle community. Read more>>

Vivian Boone-Wechie | Life Coach

When Virtuous Women Houston, Empowerment Group was founded in 2018, it was a solution to a great problem. Women supporting women, women being empowered to do all they are designed to do. In the midst of discussions was where the idea was born. My team and I were discussing what a perfect empowerment group should be, look like, and support, when we asked the question, why can’t we do this? Thus the group was formed, and through the pandemic, challenges, and unprecedented times, has pivoted to virtual conferences, training, and workshops, which has kept us strong, viable, and thriving. Read more>>

Sandra Van Fleet | Owner of Old Town Spring Shop Events

We started a small business and wanted to open it in a small historic town called Old Town Spring. When we started our business, we noticed that there was not a lot of social media presence. We wanted to focus on getting more recognition for the town, so we started a new Facebook page. Read more>>