There are dozens of ways to do good. Throughout 2019 we are highlighting one woman each month who is doing good in the world.
With the work that we do with Yellow, we have met the most amazing women who are working to make the world a better place. Behind every product, organization, or campaign, is a woman who is doing some serious amount of hard work for the sake of the greater good. We know doing good looks differently for everyone. It doesn’t mean you have to move to a third world country and start a non-profit. You can do good right where you’re at, with the gifts and skills you’ve been given. And that’s what we’ve seen women show up and do. We wanted to give these hard working women the recondition they deserve.
The Do-Good-Dozen is a 12-month award series highlighting and awarding 12 women who all work in different spheres, all doing good. Our hope is that the women we honor throughout these next 12 months shed light on the many ways good is needed and expressed in work and life.
Our first winner of the Do-Good Dozen is Danielle Finck, the founder of Elle Communications! Danielle saw a need in the PR industry to better serve brands who are creating an impact for good on the world.
Katie has been helping make huge waves of change not only through her work in corporate impact, but also through the non-profit she founded to break the cycle of poverty in Tanzania through education.
Alexandra uses her skills in Brand Partnerships & Customer Acquisition to serve the greater good at Nisolo, a brand that creates ethically and sustainably made leather goods.
Before it was trendy and scientifically-backed, Terces knew the power of gratitude and founded the delicious, popular plant-based restaurants Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre. When we think of Terces, the word nourish comes to mind – not only because of the organic food she and her husband grow on their 21 acre home, Be Love Farm, but because she nourishes hearts by teaching workshops and writing books.
Cora Women empowers women everywhere with their social impact brand of organic and sustainable menstrual products. An everyday purchase now has better ingredients and bigger impact. Molly started her company after taking a trip to Kenya and seeing how the girls there miss school every month when they're on their periods. She knew she had to help and started Cora Women to both help women in the states get quality menstral care, and empower the women in Kenya to be able to attend school every month.
We asked the Yellow community (you!) to help us find our Do-Good Dozen winner for the month of June, and were blown away by the amazing women you introduced us to. Described as compassionate, driven, and creative by those that nominated her, Jacqueline Romano stood out to us as we learned more about her work at Blindfold Magazine and sharing of her own story to help others heal. Through visual storytelling on their digital platform, Blindfold shows there is no one-size-fits-all answer to bettering the world, and we couldn’t agree more. Jacqueline believes she was given her gifts, “to use as a tool to connect people through story, to give hope, and guide people who want to take action to their purpose.”
~ Matthew Arnold, 1800s