Women in Social Impact - Hear from the Females Forging Change
March 8, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Celebrating International Women's Day
While women are still underrepresented in most global industries, social impact companies are seeing a rise in female leadership and an increase in innovation as a result. This is especially impressive since they are having to forge new paths and break down long-standing barriers.
If you’ve ever wondered how these women have been able to accomplish their missions, then join us March 8th @ 4:30pm CST. We’re bringing four of them together to hear about how it really happens. Tune in to hear their stories, gain insight, be inspired, and learn from the women driving change.
Sarah Evans (Panelist) - Founder of Well Aware & Founder/CEO of Well Beyond
Suhailah Waheed (Panelist) - Founder of Giving Geeks
Nioma Sadler (Panelist) - Founder/CEO of WomenServe
Komal Dadlani (Panelist) - CEO/Co-Founder at Lab4U
Kareece Sacco (Moderator) - Executive Director of Well Aware
Register below to join us in celebrating International Women's Day on Monday, March 8th, from 4:30-5:30pm CST.
Sarah Evans is the Founder and CEO of Well Beyond, a consulting and SaaS firm for rural water supply projects, as well as the Founder and Chair of Well Aware, a nonprofit that has funded and implemented clean water systems for impoverished communities in Africa and beyond for the past decade.
Evans is a Toyota Mother of Invention, a Chamber of Commerce Blazing Star Award recipient, and a member of Forbes Nonprofit Council. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, People.com, Parent Magazine, MariaShriver.com, USA Today, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and other outlets. She is a contributing author for Forbes, Water Quality Products, and Wandering Educator.
Suhailah Waheed is a community-centred fundraiser and organizer based out of Austin, Texas. She is originally from the cultural hotspot of the American south, Durham, NC.
Suhailah, who is also a published poet, focuses her work on highlighting issues that suppress the quality of life for women, children, minority and Muslim communities. Her fundraising adventure blossomed in her youth when she began fundraising for her school and local Masjid. From there, she was drawn to illuminating experiences and possibilities through storytelling and fundraising. This discovery is what led to her mission of backing her community in the most efficient way she could, through access to sustainable funding. She is the founder of the development agency, Giving Geeks, where she and her team create and steward sustainable funding strategies and solutions.
Nioma Narissa Sadler is the Founder of WomenServe, the Co-Owner of the wellness tea giant, Traditional Medicinals Inc. and the Co-Founder of the Traditional Medicinals Foundation. She has spent over ten years working on social change for women and girls, turning her life’s passion into a powerful force for change.
In 2006, as the Goodwill Ambassador for Traditional Medicinals, Inc., her dedication led her on a journey into herb sourcing communities in Rajasthan, India. She began developing initiatives around gender inequality, education, and water scarcity and founded WomenServe as a nonprofit organization dedicated entirely to unlocking the potential of women and girls.
Nioma bases her community development philosophy on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and takes her life mantra, “Love and Serve,” from India’s spiritual leader, Amma.
Komal Dadlani is a Biochemist with an MSc from the University of Chile. In 2013 she started Lab4U to democratize science and change the way science is taught with a lab in the pocket. Today Lab4U is present in Latin American and the US with more than 120,000 students using Lab4Physics, their first product. Komal has been a recipient of the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2015, Toyota Mother of Invention Award 2017, MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35 Leaders in LatAm 2018, Ashoka Fellow, Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and internationally recognized by The New York Times, Forbes, People Magazine, and the BBC for her work at Lab4U as a top female entrepreneur.