A woman looks thoughtfully to the side while standing by the dolls she made

“We are redefining the meaning of beauty to help kids grow up being comfortable in their own skin.”

Johannesburg doll maker Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu takes on the lack of representation in children’s toys by creating dolls that reflect, affirm, and engender pride in being African.
A man stands holding a snowboard while wearing snowboarding gear

“Snowboarding has taught me that we won’t get anywhere if we don’t do it together.”

Sebastian Apud built strength through snowboarding but never felt like he quite fit in. That's why he's dedicated to introducing teens—who might not have access—to the sport he loves.
A man and a woman each ride a bike on a gravel trail

“We don’t give up easily. ‘No’ doesn’t intimidate us.”

Holly Beale and Drew Wilkinson saw the need for an employee community dedicated to environmental sustainability. So they created one—now with thousands of members around the world.
A photo of a woman lying on a blanket in the grass reading a book

“I got an idea for a children’s book.”

Marine conservationist Bonnie Lei knows firsthand how climate change affects people and communities. She decided to take that message directly to kids as a way to build empathy for others.