One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Monica Emery | Executive Director, Center for World Music

The Center for World Music (CWM) forefronts a tapestry of the world’s vibrant and diverse traditional performing arts for San Diego audiences. Our family of artists and administrators at the Center for World Music partner with institutions across San Diego to foster greater cross-cultural understanding through the world’s performing arts traditions. We connect exceptional musicians and dancers representing long-held ethnic traditions with audiences of all ages. CWM artists share their creative practices in K-12 schools, cultural institutions, and communities across greater San Diego. Read more>>

Ryun Oddman | Podcast Host/Qualified Speaker

Whole Creations is a brand that helps people with special needs to know they were created to be WHOLE. It has been my experience that people with special needs are looked at as Disabled, rather than Abled. It is my belief that they have something to offer to the world. Therefore by God’s grace, I started Whole Creations to help bring awareness to the fact that people with special needs are able to make a difference in society. Read more>>

Alyssa & Toni Junious | Co-Founders of Soultry Sisters & Arts + Wellness Advocates

Soultry Sisters believe that arts and wellness is a birthright and should be accessible to all. Our mission is to address the lack of representation of diverse races and socioeconomic statuses in the wellness industry by providing affordable and accessible events for women of color. We collaborate with female entrepreneurs, women-led businesses, and community-based organizations to increase the visibility of the diverse women in our community and connect women of color to these necessary wellness resources. Read more>>