girltank Announces Worldwide Search For Young Women Social Entrepreneurs, Heroes, Game-Changers, and Innovators
In Partnership with MTV Voices, 10,000 Names Campaign Kicks Off International Search For Young Women Doing Great Things
Los Angeles — girltank, a Start-Up Chile social enterprise that supports young women social entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world, today announced the 10,000 Names in 100 Days Campaign. Held in partnership with MTV Voices, this competition is a worldwide search to find 10,000 young women who are making a difference in their communities and leading social change, and to highlight them and their achievements.
“We know deep within our bones that young women in every region of the world are leading social change. Our goal is to identify these key young women social entrepreneurs from all over the world and share their stories,” said Tara Roberts, girltank co-founder. “We want to ultimately build a dynamic, powerful and interactive network that helps young women game changers find inspiration, camaraderie, exchange and support that they might not be getting from their community or society.”
Examples of exemplary nominees include:
● Maggie Doyne, who built an orphanage and a school in Nepal because she fell in love with Nepalese children and wanted to give something back. ( http://blinknow.org/ )
● Lamia Ozal, who hated the discrimination between Turks and Germans in Berlin and co-created a youth-run organization to help change the tide of resentment. ( http://www.deukischegeneration.de/ )
● Jasmine, who moved to Temuco, Chile to help Mapuche women weavers add design sensibility to their work and to sell these designs to boutique stores around the world for additional income. (http://madebyvoz.com/)
girltank has also partnered up with MTV Voices to showcase the amazing women who are nominated. Each week a new blog post will highlight some of the nominees on the influential MTV Voices blog network.
Anyone can log on to the girltank Facebook application (http://on.fb.me/10000names) and nominate the best, brightest and most promising young women innovators anywhere in the world – from Chicago to Hong Kong to Capetown to Buenos Aires. Each entry will receive a copy of “Catching Suki,” a short story by U.K.-based author Sarah Alderson (Hunting Lila and Fated) and will be entered for a chance to win a an Apple iPad2, an all-access pass to TED Global Conference 2013, a $25 Amazon gift card, or a $100 spa package from LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics.
For additional info please contact Ann Murray at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org/ 3106510304
girltank (blog.girltank.org) is a movement inspired by young women leaders who are making a difference for their communities, standing up for causes they believe in and using their creativity and determination to bring forth transformative and long-lasting initiatives for the people and communities they care about.
girltank uses technology to enhance the voices, social capital and collaborative potential of young women social entrepreneurs. Our virtual platforms create spaces for camaraderie, inspiration, information and exchange among passionate young women from around the world.
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About The Co-Founders
Tara Roberts co-founder of girltank (Startup-Chile) worked as the Senior Editor for CosmoGirl magazine and the Lifestyle Editor for Ebony, Essence and Heart & Soul magazines. She has edited two books for girls: Am I the last Virgin? Ten African American Reflections on Sex & Love and What Your Mama Never Told You: True Stories About Sex & Love. Tara has also published Fierce, her own socially-conscious magazine for young women. Fierce was nominated by Utne magazine as one of the best new independent magazines in 2003. Tara has conducted workshops and talks for young women at numerous universities and organizations. Her appearances and print mentions have ranged from Good Day Atlanta to NPR to the New York Times. Currently, Tara coordinates Girls in Tech Santiago (Chile). She also writes columns about innovation and entrepreneurship in Latin America for The Next Web.
Sejal Hathi is a current Yale student and co-founder of girltank. At age 15, she also founded Girls Helping Girls, an international nonprofit that drives change by socially and economically empowering girls, in 22 countries. Sejal has additionally served as USA Ambassador for Ashoka’s Youth Venture, National Board of Directors member for Youth Service America and Girls for A Change, Youth Advisory Board member for State Farm Insurance and Board Member for State Farm Bank, and a founding member of the World Bank’s Youth, Development, & Peace Network of North America. She has been named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World,” one of CNN’s Young People Who Rock, a Glamour magazine Amazing Young Woman of the Year and an Ashoka ChangemakHers honoree. Sejal has spoken at numerous conferences and events around the world, including TEDxTeen and TEDWomen. Her work has also been featured in Half the Sky, USA Today, Seventeen, ElleGirl, The Huffington Post, and the Boston Globe.