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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

Desiree Williams Turned High School Self-Esteem Issues Into A National Beauty Title

Desiree Williams is not your average beauty queen. This year, the gorgeous doctor graced the national stage as a Top 10 finalist in the Miss USA pageant. But Desiree wasn’t always so confident, accomplished and self-assured. Like many of us, she struggled in high school with self-esteem; she was an acne-prone, introverted girl. But, after

Karissa Talanian On Becoming A Force In The Punk Scene

Girls rock! Karissa Talanian is someone who floors you with her casual swagger and creativity. She is the founder of Chicago-based Eye Vybe Records which primarily produces tapes of psychedelic, garage, and pop acts, and she thrashes drums for her own punk trio. Here’s how Karissa became a force in the punk scene. What age

Announcing Our Year-End Fundraising Campaign #Fund1000Dreams!

Millions of girls across America have big dreams about what they want to do with their lives, but they don’t have resources to make those dreams come true. They can’t afford the “extras” that make the difference in future success – from an opportunity to study abroad, to tech devices for budding young artists or

The 1,000 Dreams Fund Announces Year-End Fundraising Campaign on #GivingTuesday Leveraging Newly Appointed Board of Directors

Washington D.C., November 30, 2016 – The 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF), a national scholarship fund for American girls in high school and college, announced today their “#Fund1000Dreams” end-of-year peer-to-peer crowdfunding campaign of the year. The mission of the campaign is to raise $30,000, and all funding raised will go to fund more 1,000 Dreams Fund

Michelle Bogowith on Chasing The Weather — And Her Dreams

Rain, sleet or hail, meteorologist Michelle Bogowith helps people plan their every day. A recognizable face on Fox4 in Kansas City, Michelle was obsessed with weather as a young girl. While at the University of Missouri, she landed her first internship, which led her to her dream job. As a result, Michelle knows firsthand the