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12 Women Who Are Impacting Their Community In A BIG Way

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1. She strives to be a positive role model:

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Name: Feyisayo Odulkoya

Where she’s from: Cheverly, MD

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Feyisayo strives to be a positive role model for girls in her community. That's why she started her own nonprofit that helps teen girls develop a healthy sense of self-worth, confidence, and purpose.

2. She runs to combat obesity:

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Name: Kara Wittington

Where she’s from: Baltimore, MD

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Athletic and charitable, Kara found her purpose when she began leading the Baltimore chapter of a national running group that combats the growing obesity epidemic within the African-American community.

3. She mentors prospective jobseekers:

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Name: Angelina Darrisaw

Where she’s from: New York, NY

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Dedicating her life to servicing others, Angelina serves as a mentor who helps jobseekers prepare for entering the workplace. She also helps raise funds for multiple youth, education, and art nonprofits.

4. She uses her powers of fashion for good:

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Name: Jeré Reid

Where she’s from: Kissimmee, FL

How’s she’s trying to change the world:Jeré not only services her community by teaching at a disadvantaged high school in Florida, she also organizes an annual fashion show to raise money for women and children impacted by the Florida Prison System.

5. She fights for equal financial opportunity education:

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Name: Brittany Wilmore

Where she’s from: Houston, TX

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Brittany was blessed with scholarships that helped her pay for school. She fights daily as an ambassador for a student financial support organization so others can benefit from similar blessings!

6. She volunteers to benefit every aspect of her community:

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Name: Anique Hameed

Where she’s from: Atlanta, GA

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Beyond working for an urban eduction nonprofit, Anique serves her community by volunteering for community gardens, youth-mentoring programs, and organizations that feed the homeless.

7. She fights to provide encouragement for female minorities:

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Name: Giselle Phelps

Where she’s from: Dallas, TX

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Giselle contributes to her community by using her free time to volunteer for organizations that encourage and uplift female minorities throughout her hometown.

8. She battles to provide relief for victims of natural disasters:

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Name: Ebony Combs

Where she’s from: Mansfield, TX

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Ebony's passion lies in providing for those who have experienced great loss. She has spearheaded several donation drives for those impacted by house fires and various natural disasters.

9. She fights to strengthen the impact of women in the media:

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Name: Sanni Brown-Adefope

Where she’s from: Chicago, IL

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Sanni, an on-air personality for a Chicago-based radio station, works hard to benefit her community by acting as a positive female role model. She is a board member for a nonprofit that strives to help increase the impact of women in the media.

10. She helps provide underprivileged girls with the tools for success:

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Name: Jorian Seay

Where she’s from: Chicago, IL

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Jorian proudly volunteers to help motivate and inspire underprivileged high school girls to strive for individual success.

11. She plans events to benefit children:

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Name: Kandace Hurdle

Where she’s from: Chandler, AZ

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Kandace uses her event-planning expertise to organize events for a local Arizona children's charity.

12. She provides relief to victims of domestic violence:

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Name: Keesha Merrit

Where she’s from: Chicago, IL

How’s she’s trying to change the world: Keesha has found her place within the volunteer world working at a shelter that provides relief to women who are victims of domestic violence.

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