“If you teach a boy, you educate an individual; but if you teach a girl, you educate a community.”
Devi speaks with One Mama Founder, Siobhan Neilland about her role in empowering women in third world countries and around the world.
Social entrepreneur Siobhan Neilland
is dedicated to being a catalyst of positive global change. After overcoming obstacles of illness, poverty and the loss of her child, she set out on a mission for a way to help the world render trife in to peace. As the founder of OneMama
, a self-sustaining medical clinic in Africa that promotes safe birthing environments, family and financial planning, as well as trade craft and agricultural education, Siobhan has empowered women to have a voice…the same way that she found hers.
n 2009, Siobhan founded ShaBoom Products
– an all natural and paraben-free mineral cosmetic and skincare line for men and women – as a the long-term fundraising machine for OneMama in which a portion of proceeds from the product lines go back into the communities that it supports. Siobhan’s concept is the very core of social entrepreneurialism and a small example of the immense potential for creating a global economy using joy as its currency.
Alongside inspiring others through sharing her journey, Siobhan’s launched ShaBoom Entertainment as a secondary funnel of support to OneMama with a portion of proceeds going back in to the OneMama communities worldwide. Currently, she manages ShaBoom Entertainment talent and is a cast member of “A Band of Woman” – a reality show based on a community of women making change through supporting and donating to causes like OneMama.
Today, Siobhan continues her fight for joy as a motivational speaker focused on social entrepreneurialism, overcoming adversity, and creating social change – ultimately inspiring her audiences to believe that they each have the potential to make enormous change in the world by absorbing the OneMama motto: “We are all OneMama living on this OneMother Earth!”