There’s a story in leadership circles that goes like this:
There was a really big storm and the next morning, a man went to the beach, and as far as the eye could see in both directions, there were thousands and thousands of starfish that had washed up onto the beach. He started walking down the beach, and in the distance, he saw what looked like someone dancing. As he got closer, he realized it was a young woman, and she wasn’t dancing, she was picking up starfish and throwing them into the ocean. When he got to her, he asked, “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean? There’s so many, you can’t possibly make a difference.” She looked at him, stooped down, picked up a starfish, threw it into the ocean, and responded, “I just made a difference for that one.”
Leadership Mission International provides educational and leadership development programs to young women in Honduras. Vellamo founder Molly Gimmel spent a week at their campus in March 2023 teaching business, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Their graduates are leaders influencing positive change throughout their communities and country. The Class of 2023 is currently participating in their own Growth Galaxy.
The Enterprising Women Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the growth of women’s entrepreneurship in the United States and around the globe. The Enterprising Women Foundation and sister organization Enterprising Women magazine, is hosting a series of mentoring events around the US to connect outstanding high school girls with an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) with outstanding women entrepreneurs in their local community.