1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Meenakshi Barjatia on Why Women Need To Be “Loud and Heard” In Tech

Women are the new face of tech. Meenakshi Barjatia , Senior DSP Engineer – ‎HARMAN International, knows that it’s not always easy breaking down barriers in science. Sometimes you’ll be the only girl in the room. But she advises us to be confident. To be “loud and be heard!” Our #NewFaceofTech challenge celebrates young women in

Get to Know: Xmiramira On How Gaming Helped Her Become The Young Woman She Is Today

Gaming is more than a pastime for Xmiramira. A top broadcaster on Twitch — a live-streaming video platform where gamers can interact and compete — she’s known for taking The Sims 4 to new heights. Gaming has helped her evolve into the young woman she is today. More and more young women are getting into gaming

State of Women in STEAM Today: What We Learned at Our International Women’s Day Event in NYC

1,000 Dreams Fund celebrated International Women’s Day 2018 in amazing style and with a lot of substance in New York City! On March 8th, we joined forces with our partner HARMAN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung and leader in consumer electronics and connected technologies for the home, office, and car, to celebrate the advancement

Friskk Explains How Being A Gamer Kicked Her Self-Doubt And Boosts Her Confidence

Everyone needs an escape sometimes. Cassandra (a.k.a. Friskk on Twitch) overcame her challenges by channeling her energy into a productive hobby– gaming. Now a popular broadcaster on Twitch, Friskk joins others on the streaming platform to help raise funds for the next generation of young women in gaming. Learn how Friskk turned gaming into a

1,000 Dreams Fund Announces ​Launch of ​#NewFaceofTech​​ Challenge to Fund the STEAM Dreams of Young Women in U.S.

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018​, the 1,000 Dreams Fund and HARMAN are teaming up for a second year to give a big boost to young women pursuing their career dreams in STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math)!  This year’s #NewFaceofTech Challenge​ is back with an expanding funding focus from STEM to STEAM. And we are offering up $10,000 ​in funding

Kungfufruitcup on A Being Competitive and Positive Gamer

Gaming is competitive but it doesn’t have to be cutthroat. Kungfufruitcup keeps gaming upbeat, positive and supportive even while dominating players online. She joins 1,000 Dreams Fund and other Twitch broadcasters for #Streams4Dreams to help raise funds for young women interested in gaming. As a student of animation and video, Twitch helped her take her professional

‘Streams for Dreams’ Charity Event Launches: Will YOU be Streaming to Help US Fund a Dream?

Today, the 1,000 Dreams Fund is thrilled to announce our first-ever Streams for Dreams (#Streams4Dreams) charity event taking place in partnership with Twitch this Women’s History Month. With Streams for Dreams, we aim to support women who are pursuing their dreams in content creation, while raising awareness for the continued gender gap in financial funding


Tina Degenhart is going places — on and off-screen. A top broadcaster on Twitch — a live-streaming video platform where gamers can interact and compete — she’s ambitious and skilled. You may know her as ShadowFoxx086 on Twitch. Plus, her larger-than-life personality keeps fans coming back for more. More young women are pursuing gaming—as a

Stuff We Love 2018: ​Find out what our 1DF women are crushing on this year!

It’s that time of the year again! Stuff We Love is back! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked our community of young women around the country for the influencers, movements and role models that you look up to. And you answered! Our 1,000 Dreams Fund, Student Advisory Board and social networks sent us the people and

Soccer Player Jasmine Henderson Empowers Young Women Through Her World Record

Jasmine Henderson does it all. The former professional soccer player is also a motivational speaker, single mom and author. Off the field, she’s made it her life’s mission to fight for gender equality and to use her story to empower young women. In April 2017, she and 29 other women from 20 different countries set