Category Archives: Inspiration

Meet the Game Changer: Iris Andrews, Senior Strategist at Purpose

Meet Game Changer Iris, senior strategist at Purpose, a social enterprise that helps build movements. From her profession to her lifestyle and daily habits, she’s changing the game one decision at a time. Read on to learn more about how she’s making a difference in the world. TOMS: Describe what you do, and the core idea behind it. Iris: I’m a climate campaigner and a strategist working for a new incubation called Here Now, which is looking to help the climate movement test new approaches, new narratives and new message frames for climate change. I’ve worked in the climate movement…

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Meet the Game Changer: Eden Full, Founder and CEO of SunSaluter

Who runs the world? GIRLS! Meet Game Changer Eden Full, Founder and CEO of SunSaluter. Read on to learn more about this twenty-something who is changing the world, one idea at a time. TOMS: What does the term game-changer mean to you? Eden: I think a game-changer is someone who really values making a difference. In a small or a big way, I don’t think that matters, but what matters is that the intention is there and that they really want to do their part and using their skill set and their passion to really help someone else. TOMS: Okay….

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BACK TO SCHOOL INSPIRATION: 15 TIPS FROM OUR FAVORITE PHILANTHROPISTS

In 2013, TOMS partnered with several other socially minded businesses to form the TOMS Marketplace. Each of our 43 partners are using business to positively impact the communities they empower, whether they’re creating jobs or facilitating progress in health, nutrition, hygiene and education. With many of you heading off to college soon, who better to take advice from than the people who inspire us everyday here at TOMS? Read on for 15 inspirational tips and tales from some of our partners on how to stand out, stand up, and do something impactful throughout the coming school year (and beyond): 1….

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Helping Nepal to Her Feet with Laura Roehrick

We had the opportunity to chat with Laura Roehrick, an RN and Certified Foot Care Nurse, about her passion to help those in need. She is a foot nurse who started a non-profit that provides hands on training in preventive diabetic foot care skills. She recently expanded her efforts to Nepal where there is a drastic need to help those affected by the earthquakes earlier this year. Learn more about Laura and her work: TOMS: What inspired you to go beyond nursing and venture into starting a non-profit? Laura: I was the first nurse in California to have an independent…

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Meet the Game Changer: Nicholas Carlisle, CEO and Founder of No Bully

Meet Game Changer Nicholas Carlisle, CEO and Founder of No Bully. While he’s known for helping prevent bullying in schools, we think you’ll be equally inspired by his passion for eco-friendly living. TOMS: What does No Bully do? Nicholas: No Bully works with schools at many different levels. On one level, we’re helping schools create a culture where all kids feel included. The problem about bullying is that, again and again, kids who are different get excluded. Some kids are particularly at risk. I think you probably know who those are. The kids who have disabilities. The kids who are…

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Congratulations to the Graduates of the Indego Africa Leadership Academy

We are so thrilled to write today with an exciting update from one of the TOMS Marketplace partners, Indego Africa (homewares, jewelry and accessories – all handcrafted by Rwandan artisans). Since 2007, Indego Africa has evolved from 30 partnerships with women across two artisan cooperatives to partnerships with more than 800 women across 23 cooperatives! They have grown from a staff of mostly volunteers and interns to having nine full-time Indego Africa employees (4 in NYC & 5 in Rwanda) who work everyday to drive the organization forward. Most importantly, they have expanded and enhanced their education programs to continue…

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The TOMS Ice Cream Man heads to Camp Kindle

When Scott, a Merchandise Planning Manager at our Southern California HQ isn’t busy tracking sales and orders, you can often find him in the kitchen, scooping homemade ice cream for colleagues. This isn’t your standard vanilla chocolate swirl, either; think homemade salted butter caramel, coffee toffee pies and red velvet ice cream cake. If there’s a special celebration in the office, you can count on Scott to have a fresh batch of flavors ready. What could be better than having an ice cream pro as a colleague? Scott spends a full week of his vacation time each year – for…

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Meet the Game Changer: Mr. Cory, Founder and CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies

This week’s Game Changer is Mr. Cory, the CEO and Founder of Mr. Cory’s Cookies. Get a look behind the scenes of how this ten year old started his company from the ground up to help the leading lady in his life, his mom. TOMS: First question. Tell us your name and what you do. Mr. Cory: My name is Mr. Cory and I’m the CEO and founder of Mr. Cory’s Cookies. I also act as head chef. I make the recipes and the cookies; I look over the financials and everything. It’s a really fun job with my mom,…

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Meet the Game Changer: Elliott Bisnow, Founder of Summit

Our first Game Changer is Elliott Bisnow, the Founder of Summit Powder Mountain. Take a look behind the scenes of how he’s working with his friends to create a community where great people can gather, collaborate and make a difference. TOMS: Describe what you do and the core idea behind Summit. Elliott: The vision of Summit is to gather great people. Because when great people gather, great things happen. So for the last seven years, Summit has been bringing great people together in different cities and locales. In 2011, we had a vision to build a place. The vision was…

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