New Crowdfunding law creates access for women/underserved entrepreneurs
Oakland, CA – On May 16, Title III of the JOBS Act comes into effect, the landmark federal crowdfunding exemption allowing businesses to raise money through online platforms from both accredited and non-accredited investors. This change provides greater access to capital for entrepreneurs, especially women, minorities, and others who have not succeeded in finding money from more traditional sources.
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2012 – Ashoka Changemakers Activating Empathy Finalist
Go Girls! was selected as one of 20 finalists from over 600 entries from all over the globe as an innovative model to scale empathy in education.
“When Violet started Go Girls! Camp 2 years ago, she was a sad and lonely child who felt friendless and powerless. My mother and I both noticed the amazing changes in her after that first summer. She would greet people! She started saying things like “I’m amazing!” She started being able to chat with the kids at school. Go Girls! truly helped her feel like she has worth, she matters, and she has something to say and to give the world. I am so very very grateful to Go Girls! for this.”
– Joyce Slaton, San Francisco mom at writer at BabyCenter.com
“What particularly impressed me is how organized, competent, and loving the staff are. When emotional issues come up between campers, there is a process of working through it with a staff-member’s help. It includes art, talking, and resolution. That sort of work, turning conflict into grace through creativity and collaboration, is much like aikido. It is beautiful, sacred work.”
– Azzia Walker, Berkeley mother and founder of Aikido Shusekai
“Go Girls! helps to make real some of my loftiest goals as a Papa: to set the stage for my daughter fully to become herself, with a love of life, a sense of adventure, a willingness to do the work of loving and caring for others, and loving and caring for herself.”
– Matthew Levett, Oakland dad and attorney
“I am proud my daughter is a Go Girl! because of the spark and the shine it ignites in her. She would come home every day after camp so enthusiastic to talk about her new tools…many of them were similar to things they covered in elementary school, but somehow the way you are delivering the message is STICKING for these kids. My Go Girl! can be shy and sensitive but at camp she knows that’s ok and that makes room for her confident self to shine. She sings the Go Girls! song over and over. She just can’t get enough.”
– Kathy Lake, Marin Mama