Women’s Accelerator

Empowering promising, early-stage entrepreneur to pursue impact at scale

New Profit’s Women’s Accelerator was launched in 2014 to accelerate the potential of extraordinary female social entrepreneurs and the impact of their organizations. The idea is simple: women supporting women to change the world.

First Cohort

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Jessica Sager
Co-Founder & Executive Director, All Our Kin
All Our Kin trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life.
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Alexandra Bernadotte
Founder & CEO, Beyond12
Beyond 12’s mission is to dramatically increase the number of low-income, first generation, and historically underrepresented students who graduate from college
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T.Morgan Dixon
Co-Founder & CEO, GirlTrek
Vanessa Garrison
Co-Founder & CEO, GirlTrek
GirlTrek is pioneering a health movement for African-American women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through walking campaigns, community leadership, and health advocacy.
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Lisbeth Shepherd
Executive Director, Green City Force
Green City Force’s (GCF) mission is to break the cycle of poverty, preparing urban young adults to succeed in their chosen careers by engaging them in service, training and work experiences related to the clean energy economy. In doing so, GCF encourages them to lead socially and environmentally responsible lives.
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Leila Janah
Founder & CEO, Samasource
Samasource helps unlock opportunity for low-income people by sourcing data projects from some of the world’s largest companies. Samasource’s industry-leading services help clients achieve their business goals, while radically altering the life trajectory of workers, who earn a living wage and lift themselves out of poverty.
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Maisha Moses
Executive Director, The Young People’s Project
The Young People’s Project uses Math Literacy Work to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and in doing so involves them in efforts to eliminate institutional obstacles to their success.

Second Cohort

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Aimée Eubanks Davis
Founder & CEO, Braven
Braven partners with education institutions, volunteer professionals, and employers to offer a rigorous and relevant career readiness course, followed by robust campus-based alumni programming. From The Braven Accelerator will come a generation of leaders as diverse as our future demands.
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Laura Weidman Powers
Co-Founder and CEO, Code2040
Code2040 creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black and Latino/a engineering talent to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy. Code2040 aims to ensure that by the year 2040 - when the US will be majority-minority - Blacks and Latino/as are proportionally represented in America’s innovation economy as technologists, investors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.
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Maria Vertkin
Founder & Executive Director, Found in Translation
Found in Translation aims to help homeless and low-income multilingual women to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills, and to reduce ethnic, racial, and linguistic disparities in healthcare by unleashing bilingual talent into the workforce.
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Yscaira Jimenez
CEO, LaborX
LaborX seeks to create a pathway out of poverty for young people without college degrees by offering mobile phone job training and employment matching services
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Justine Zinkin
Chief Executive Officer, Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners
Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners seeks to institutionalize financial education as a fundamental component of economic development initiatives and to promote an action-oriented model which includes financial products and services sensitive to nontraditional financial behavior of marginalized communities.
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Kiah Williams
Co-founder & Director, SIRUM
SIRUM aims to save people’s lives by allowing health facilities, manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies to donate unused medicine rather than destroy it.
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Sayu Bhojwani
Founder and President, The New American Leaders Project
The New American Leaders Project seeks to create a more inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in elected office.
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Carmen Rojas
CEO, The Workers Lab
Through investing in entrepreneurs, community organizers, technologists, economic justice organizations, issue campaigns, and businesses, The Workers Lab seeks to create scalable and self-sustaining solutions that improve conditions for low-wage workers.