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Toyota Mothers of Invention Honored at 2014 Women in the World Summit

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Toyota Mothers of Invention

2014 Toyota Mothers of Invention

At the 2014 Women in the World Summit, the latest class of the Toyota Mothers of Invention group was honored for their ongoing commitment to better the lives of thousands by helping to provide clean water, nutritious meals, and naturally-renewable light energy to those who are less fortunate.

At this year’s summit, Toyota presented Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta (co-founders of LuminAID); Lauren Shweder Biel (co-founder of DC Greens); and Tricia Compas-Markman (founder of DayOne Response) with Driving Solutions grants of $50,000 to help them all continue their drive to improve the lives of those around them.

“Toyota is proud to help fuel the innovations of the Mothers of Invention who are recognized here today,” said Flaurel English, vice president, marketing, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and summit co-presenter. “The 2014 honorees join an extraordinary group of women who are not only making the world a better place, but also inspiring others to spark positive change in communities around the globe.”

Other Toyota Mothers of Invention include 2013’s honorees, including Kativa M. Shukla (founder and CEO of Fenugreen); Caitria and Morgan O’ Neill (co-founders and chief executives of; and Sejal Hathi and Tara Roberts (co-founders of girltank).

The 2012 class includes Aseneth Andrews (founder of The Catherine Ferguson Academy for Young Women); Talia Leman (founder of; and Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman (inventors of the sOccket/co-founders of Uncharted Play).