Nell Merlino created and produced Take Our Daughters to Work Day for the Ms. Foundation for Women, which moved more than 25 million Americans to participate in a day dedicated to giving girls the opportunity to dream bigger about their future.
She was inspired by her own experience going to work with her father. Through that initiative, Nell Merlino saw a need for an organization that directly helped women entrepreneurs grow their business, which is why she created Count Me In.
Founded in 1999, she created Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the national not for profit founded to help women business owners grow their companies.
Nell Merlino also wrote Stepping Out of Line: Lessons For Women Who Want it Their Way in Life, in Love, and at Work published by Broadway Books in 2009 as a manifesto for women to stop waiting and get what they want in love, work, and the world.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- What inspired Nell to start Count Me In
- The recipients of the Count Me In Revival Grant (several are from the Atlanta area)
- What Nell is most proud of so far
- How doing good during such a challenging time been helpful for Nell
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