Loren's Badass Chick: Dr. Kathryn Nielsen

Founder of 100 Women Who Care Boston North.

February 21, 2020
Loren's Badass Chick

Kathryn Nielsen

 

This week's Badass Chick is Dr. Kathryn Nielsen, founder of 100 Women Who Care Boston North, which is a networking and giving circle that gifts over $40,000 annually to local charities. 

 

Kathryn is all about connecting and empowering women. She has her Ph.D. in Education and a few years ago felt a strong need to bring women together with the common goal of bettering the community. Kathryn began researching giving circles and engaged five women in her network to join her. Together they decided to align with the 100 Who Care Alliance and scaled up to over 100 women in two months. Now, four times a year, they nominate deserving non-profits in the local area, hear member pitches, and collectively decide which organization they'd like to donate to. Each woman then donates $100 to the chosen charity, and just like that -- the non-profit gets $10,000. It's that simple, and that impactful. 

 

In addition to the financial impact 100 Women Who Care has on the community, it's also an incredible way for giving-minded women to come together and get to know one another better. Women have the opportunity to not just network and learn more about philanthropic work, but also practice public speaking if they choose to pitch a charity to the other members at the meeting. Kathryn is a connector -- she loves bringing women together to create a more meaningful impact, and that's exactly what she's done with her giving circle. 

 

100 Women Who Care Boston North is currently accepting membership. To learn more about how you can get involved (or start your own!), go to 100 Women Boston North.

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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