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Big college dreams? Enter our #MyCollegeDream Challenge to get them funded!

College can be the best four years of your life. Since the 1,000 Dreams Fund is ALL about supporting your exciting career goals and dreams, we want to know: What is your big dream for yourself in college? Maybe it’s studying abroad in Spain or getting to attend an exciting student leadership conference. No dream

Jess Weiner Champions Confidence and Female Empowerment Through Social Entrepreneurship

At 12 years old, Jess Weiner struggled with self-esteem issues around things we all understand; like wanting to be liked and to feel beautiful. Now an author, speaker and social entrepreneur, she’s turned those personal struggles into a global initiative for girls’ and women empowerment. As the CEO of her own consulting firm Talk to

Meet a Real Woman in Tech: Amy Chu

Amy Chu has been always been fascinated with technology. Get to know HARMAN’s Director of Project Management and get inspired by our #NewFaceofTech Challenge!  Why do you love working in tech? When did you realize this was your dream? I’ve always been fascinated with technology and understanding how things work.  It is such an exciting

Meet a Real Woman in Tech: Rashmi Rao

Rashmi Rao has over 15 years of experience in tech. As Sr. Director, Advanced Engineering, CoC User Experience at HARMAN, she drives breakthrough technologies. Get to know Rashmi’s story and share your own with our #NewFaceofTech Challenge! Why do you love working in tech? I have always been interested in solving problems for things and

Meet a Real Woman in Tech: Brianna Leonard

This #WomensHistoryMonth, we are bringing you stories of inspiration from real women who are changing the face of tech! Brianna Leonard, VP, Program Management & Quality at HARMAN, always knew she loved science. Read her inspiring story and share how YOU are #NewFaceOfTech for a chance to win $3,000 for your tech dreams! When did

1,000 Dreams Fund Partners to Support the Next Generation of Female Leaders in Technology

It’s no secret – tech is hot. From the science lab to music production to the latest new app launch, young women are turning things up a notch in this exciting industry. But women are still sorely underrepresented in key leadership roles within the technology industry and among venture-backed startup founders. So we couldn’t be more THRILLED to announce

This Month Is All About The #StuffWeLove!

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s one of our favorite days because we get to celebrate the people and things we love. So we couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of a new series for the 1,000 Dreams Fund — StuffWeLove. This content series is all about the influencers, movements and, well, stuff that matters

Enter our newest challenge: #MyDream2017!

Dreamers! We at the 1,000 Dreams Fund are all about supporting your big goals and dreams! That’s why we are super STOKED to announce our latest Instagram Challenge with funding at stake(!) in honor of this New Year — #MyDream2017! Each year, we get the exciting opportunity to renew our commitment to ourselves and our

From Our Founder’s Desk: Exciting Things Coming Up In 2017!

Dreamers – Happy New Year!  It’s certainly a happy one for the 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF). As founder, I’m thrilled to share that we’ve made significant strides towards our vision of funding “1,000 girls and more,” and have already granted out over $40,000 to over 40 talented young women in need. You can read more about

From Intern to Influencer: Ella Dawson on Giving Her Own TED Talk at 23

In the fall of 2014, Ella Dawson started as an intern at TED. In just two years, she’s taken over the role of Social Media Manager and she’s given her own TEDx talk. The 24-year-old is gaining fame as an outspoken advocate and social media maven. Want to flip that internship into influence? Here’s Ella’s