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Jessica Sager - All Our Kin

Jessica Sager is closing the opportunity gap that denies many children nurturing, quality care early in life. By professionalizing the field of home-based child care, she is changing how society values early child care, transforming it into a respected profession, with better-paid providers and broader access to affordable, quality care for parents and children.

Lauren McNamara - The Recess Project

Lauren McNamara, armed with new measures and data she developed, is persuading and helping elementary schools replace harmful recess patterns with new approaches that help children grow socially and emotionally, not least by helping one another grow.

Tracey Chambers - The Clothing Bank

Building on her initial idea of channeling excess amounts of retail stock to unemployed women in townships so they can start their own businesses, Tracey Chambers created “upskilling and business launch hubs” in the three largest metro areas in South Africa—Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. With a growing number of business models for unemployed women and men, she continues to expand the reach of her hub network in other cities.