Mothers of Invention – Kids Can Make a Difference
Talia Leman and her organization, RandomKid, prove that when kids work together, they can change the world. Leman started her organization in 2005, when she was just 10, with a single worthy goal: to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Her efforts while trick-or-treating for Halloween attracted national attention and started a global youth movement that has raised more than $11 million. RandomKid used those funds to construct homes, address children’s health issues and build a school in Cambodia.
Since its inception in 2012, Toyota has cultivated the Toyota Mothers of Invention program by not only awarding more than $1 million to these women-led companies with Driving Solutions grants, but also facilitating networking opportunities, building relevant connections, and providing access to intellectual capital to help their organizations go places. These women, who are leading the charge to work on issues like homelessness, education, food, water, energy, and more, come from all over the world, and are using innovation to create lasting and sustainable impact.
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