Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Marnie Grodzin | Founder

Making a social impact isn’t as challenging or overwhelming as some may think. I live by the pebble in the pond metaphor. One small action creates ripples that may spread far and wide. Gathered and Grounded opened it’s doors in April 2018 with the intention to provide behavioral health support to youth and those who care for them. Why “those who care for them”? Once again, the ripple affect. If we support ALL people, communities can become healthier and welcoming to ALL. Over the last couple of years, Gathered and Grounded has held space for personal celebrations, workshops supporting all levels of health and ages, has mobilized space to welcome communities during times of crisis, fun and fantastic gatherings to support social health and much more. After two years, I have come to the conclusion, “If it’s legal and fits within who we want to support, then we can talk about having it here.” Read more>>

Jania Massey | Founder & Executive Director

I am the Founder and Executive Director of non profit, Stiletto Boss University and lead consultant for JSM Consulting. Stiletto Boss University (SBU) is a youth training program for high-school girls, that uses entrepreneurship as the foundation for teaching the power of collaboration, sisterhood and community impact. Through SBU, young women are building the skills and the confidence needed to create a social enterprise that is able to generate income while also giving back to the community. With JSM Consulting we are professional non-profit consulting firm, with a focus on helping organizations implement strategic partnerships, community awareness and sustainable development. Both are passion driven, led and offer my unique skillset and expertise to be apart of change and making a difference. Read more>>

Camelia (Mimi) Felton | Yogipreneur

Mimi’s Yoga Kids is a business that strives on making a difference in my community and the world. I started with the mission and goal to infuse mindfulness, inner peace, meditation and imagination through yoga practices. I wanted to bring yoga to communities and spaces that didn’t think yoga was for them! Since starting my business I been able to go into schools, work with amazing non-profits and collaborate with other amazing yogis to bring yoga to all. Yoga is a practice that is for everyone. Yoga simply means union. It’s where we connect our body, mind and spirit as one to create a happy, healthy and whole human being. When we can be happy within ourselves we can then makes other feel and know happiness for themselves. It is my purpose to help others find that. I woke up with joy on my heart that I can do this each and every day. I know that I am making a difference within and around me. I can and I will get yoga to as many humans as I can. Read more>>