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.

Lynda Arnold | Sound Meditation Facilitator, Educator, Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer & Performer

My mission has always been to to build healthy communities through the power of sound and music. I’ve done this over the past 20 + years as a music educator, event producer, performer and sound meditation facilitator. There are so many ways my musical life path has impacted, healed, inspired and changed people around me. Music is a great unifier. Music defies boundaries and helps people connect on an emotional, spiritual and physical level more than any other method of communication. I believe sharing music with any positive intention, at the community level, is the main way we can bring together all people of different races, creeds, orientations, etc. My music brand, Divasonic and my newly formed Divasonic Music Academy, assists in igniting the musical abilities and dreams in all of us. Read more>>

Marisa Reyes | Ritual Guide, massage therapist, yoga teacher, musician, dancer

Considering we are in a time when healing is much needed, our offerings support the community with connecting to both themselves and each other. By offering virtual rituals, we are creating a space for people to get into their bodies, be seen and heard, and have a consistent practice that will elevate them on a physical, spiritual, and emotional level. The better they feel in their bodies, the better they can show up in all of their relationships whether it be romantic, work, or family related. Read more>>

Layla Sade | Holistic Nutrition Practitioner

In holistic approach to medicine, we believe that our well-being relies not just on what’s going on in our body in terms of illness, but also on the close inter-relation of this with our psychological, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental state. This concept is rooted in the understanding that all these aspects affect your overall health, and being unwell in one aspect affects you in others. Take stress, for example. It’s a psychological response, but it can also cause physical symptoms, such as headaches, trouble sleeping, weight gain, and etc. Of course, it works both ways, and being physically ill can cause you to feel anxious or depressed. Meanwhile, your spirituality and your relationships can boost your mental and physical health. Studies show that having close friendships lowers your blood pressure, reduces your stress levels, and can even improve your chances of surviving cancer. Read more>>

Rika “Purotu” Morningstar | Clothing Designer

My business helps support small village industries in Bali, specifically supporting women artisans. 10-50% of the proceeds from the sales of each product go to charities in Bali and Kalimantan to help support education with indigenous children and opening up schools for them in Kalimantan call “Sekolah Adat”, helps provide clean drinking water filters throughout Indonesia through “Social Impact”, help feed poverty stricken people with disabilities and provide medical care through “Solemen Yayasan Indonesia”. We donate to various causes that we feel will help the community and goes to people who need it. This is my goal to give back to the world and our community. Read more>>

Natalee Gregson | Abolitionist and Entrepreneur

I started Red Moon Weaving because while working in Mexico City with survivors of sex trafficking, my spirit asked me the question “What are you going to do to ensure that these women and girls never go back to prostitution and fall victim to sex trafficking”? From that moment on I have been empowering and employing women who were once victims of sex trafficking to weave beads into jewelry. Each piece of jewelry is designed by me but brought to life by the hands of these women or the artisan who helps me teach them. The artisan that works with Red Moon Weaving, teaches these women techniques and patterns that are indigenous to the region and passed down through the generations of his family. Read more>>

Daniela Barbani | Artist, Printmaker, & Animal Lover

My current body of artwork serves as an educational tool, as well as a celebration of urban wildlife in Los Angeles, specifically the local mountain lion population. More importantly, it is about those that lost the fight. Printing on found materials, such as road barricades and street signs, this work merges the natural and the man-made in order to increase awareness of the plight of urban mountain lions. By creating artwork that can live outside of the gallery experience, I am able to reach a broader audience and increase accessibility, not only to viewing art, but on how to take steps to help urban wildlife. Not only does the artwork help bring attention to an ongoing environment issue, it also provides educational materials to help. I volunteer with Citizens For Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW), where I have donated my pieces for charity. Read more>>