1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

How to find your real-life Oprah — and why having a mentor can change your life

Oprah Winfrey is incomparable. She’s got an innate ability to inspire in a way that’s essentially unprecedented, which is why so many people (male and female!) think of her as a life coach. Sure, she’s speaking to millions of people across the globe, but somehow it feels personal. It feels like she’s tailored her words

Celebrating our top Twitch #Streams4Dreams Charity Event Fundraisers!

In March 2018, 1,000 Dreams Fund embarked on an exciting new journey with our first-ever Streams for Dreams (#Streams4Dreams) charity event which took place in partnership with Twitch this Women’s History Month. Our mission? To raise funds to help fuel the dreams of up-and-coming female content creators through our new Twitch BroadcastHER Grant. And WOW, thanks to the incredible

1,000 Dreams Fund x HARMAN are proud to announce our 2018 #NewFaceofTech Challenge Winners!

On March 8th, 1,000 Dreams Fund celebrated International Women’s Day by joining forces with HARMAN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung and leader in consumer electronics and connected technologies for the home, office, and car, to kick off our second annual New Face of Tech (#NewFaceofTech) Challenge. Our goal this year? To find and fund

What does it take to reach an Olympic-sized dream? 1DF ambassador and newly minted Olympian Abby Ringquist responds

The 2018 Winter Olympics were amazing and 1,000 Dreams Fund was there! U.S. Women’s Ski-Jumper and 1DF ambassador Abby Ringquist’s dream came true when she competed in her first-ever Olympics. Abby’s “never give up” attitude and commitment to pursuing her dream continues to inspire us. Whether you’re a female athlete, aspiring Olympian or just have big

How Kaitlyn Uses Twitch to Help Her With Med School

Gaming is more than entertainment for Kaitlyn, it’s her stress relief. Currently an ultra-motivated student in medical school, she uses gaming as a healthy outlet for relieving stress and having some fun even during the most difficult of weeks. Really, gaming has changed Kaitlyn’s whole world — she met some of her best friends and

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