As female filmmakers, we've been told to accept small stories, low budgets, and modest expectations. But what if we have much larger visions? What if we want to make blockbuster movies with heroines who are full of valor, keen intelligence, and a desire to change the world?
Continuing in last year's tradition, here are seven amazing young entrepreneurs who are following their dreams in the fields of fashion, media and entertainment, personal and professional development, philanthropy, and fitness.
Over the last decade, organizations like GE, P&G, DARPA and LEGO have pioneered working with crowds to brainstorm. And in recent years, startups like Quirky, Localmotors and Giffgaff have put "crowdstorming" at the core of their strategies to bring better products and services to market.
It's simple. Talk to me like I'm a human being. I'm more than an inbox, Twitter handle, or opportunity for a Facebook "Like." I'm your audience. And if we connect, there can be a meaningful exchange that's beneficial for both of us.
Increasingly, thinkers become ever more specialized in every field and so we need people who can traverse different fields, or at least translate between them, to find the non-obvious combinations that are ideas and innovation. Collaboration will drive big new solutions.
The web is not simply a place to make a declaration, but in fact, a multi-layered medium that intersects with nearly every aspect of our lives. We build alliances, raise awareness and forge momentum for future innovation.
At the panel event it was clear that this unassuming 8th grade history teacher from White Plains was using technology her fellow well-groomed panelists hadn't even heard of -- integrating tools such as My Big Campus, Edmodo and Socrative, to revolutionize the classroom dynamic.
The winners were selected by NJOP's expert panel of judges and evaluated based on their use of social media to provide information and inspiration to the Jewish community online through blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.