How To Blow Past Your Crowdfunding Goal Using Female Empowerment

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How To Blow Past Your Crowdfunding Goal Using Female Empowerment

Written by Geri Stengel for Women@Forbes


Glass ceilings are breaking – a major political party in the United States has nominated a woman for president. Still more ceilings need to be shattered and they need to stay shattered.

Two women have written a book encouraging girls to break those ceilings – Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women. It includes tales of women who changed the world, including an astronaut, chef, tennis player, engineer, painter, architect and judge. A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know.

Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo are founders of Timbuktu, which combines imagination and technology to help children discover the world. They needed funding for portrait illustrations and to print the book. “Raising money was increasingly difficult [in 2016], even with having successfully raised angel financing and being well connected,” said Favilli.

Favilli shared their lessons learned from the Goodnight Stories for Rebels Girls campaign. The path to the American Dream may be lined with crowdfunding

Read more from Favilli and Cavallo here.