Veronika Scott

Founder of 'The Empowerment Plan', Veronika Scott, has built an organization that began around a single idea: to design a coat specifically for the homeless. The coat is self- heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night. That idea has now transformed into a system of empowerment in which homeless women are paid to learn how to produce coats for people living on the streets, giving them an opportunity to earn money, find a place to live, and gain back their independence. Veronika is the youngest recipient of the JFK New Frontier Award from Harvard University. She has also received an IDEA Gold Award from the Industrial Design Society of America, has been named one of the 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs, as well as the regional Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. The Empowerment Plan story has been told all over the world and shared at events such as the Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit. Follow The Empowerment Plan on Twitter and Facebook.

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The emphasis on cross-sector collaboration was eye-opening, and everyone I met walked away with fresh perspectives and ideas. It broke down the silos of inward-facing sectors and showed us how much more powerful our work can be when we come together. An unbeatable experience!

— 2017 Seattle Attendee

The conference proved to be one of the most engaging and exciting professional gatherings of like-minded people I've ever attended. Although the topics, content, and presentations all appropriately centered around volunteering and service in some way, the sheer range of them was simply astounding.

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