Vivienne Tweets from the United Nations

A precious tweet from the United Nations Social Innovation Summit:

 

 

 

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UPS Helps Small Go Big

Vivienne Harr standing next to UPS truck

Vivienne Harr

Young entrepreneur’s lemonade stand makes a big social impact

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In 2012, 8-year-old Vivienne Harr set up her lemonade stand, attempting to raise $100,000 for organizations making an impact on worldwide child slavery; she accomplished her goal in 173 days. Two years later, she, her business partner and father, Eric Harr, and their team at Make a Stand, Inc. – a new certified b corporation – have grown her lemonade stand into a fair trade business dedicated to responsible business practices that benefit suppliers and customers while earning her a place on the global stage.

“When I set up my lemonade stand, I knew that one person could make a difference,” said Ms. Harr, founder. “Having companies like UPS make a stand with us means we can make a stand for even more kids.” Like her business, Vivenne, now 10, has grown the past two years, and she is now a requested motivational speaker, a social media influencer (@vivienneharr, #standwithme) and an author, Make A Stand: “When Life Gives you Lemons, Change the World!” Read more of this post

Vivienne Speaks with Nancy Pelosi at Small Business event

Vivienne Harr, age 10, meets Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi and Vivienne Harr

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will kick off National Small Business Week 2014 with opening remarks at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco, Monday, May 12. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will be a featured speaker during the event.   Read more of this post