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WHY IF I TRAVEL TO ALL 50 STATES INTERVIEWING SUCCESSFUL WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE IN ORDER TO EMPOWER YOUNG WOMEN? That was the idea that kick started this journey. It was March 2010 and I was at a conference taking notes when the idea came to me. I was so excited, I immediately shared it with the stranger sitting next to me, because apparently, that’s just what you do, at least that’s what I did. Her response, “That’s a great idea, but you don’t have any money.”

How she came to that conclusion, I will never know. But just that quickly, I gave in to doubt and delayed going after my dream for years. Fortunately, the dream and the desire to empower women refused to die. Unfortunately, when people tell us we can’t, too often we believe them and walk away from our dreams and ideas, but not anymore!


I DARE TO DREAM PROJECT IS A CAMPAIGN DARING YOU TO PURSUE YOUR DREAMS UNAPOLOGETICALLY.


Our message is simple – refuse to allow fears, circumstances, or other people’s opinion to keep you from pursuing your dreams.

Is it amazing when people believe in you? Absolutely. Do you want the support of friends and loved ones? Without a doubt. However, whether they believe or not, the challenge and our dare to you is – DO IT ANYWAY.

So welcome to the I DARE TO DREAM PROJECT. It’s a new kind of women empowerment:

  1. daring you to pursue your dreams,
  2. robbing you of the excuses that keep you from pursuing,
  3. and reminding you that you got this.

And to think, this all started with a bucket list, a desire to travel, a passion for empowering women, and a simple idea… Just goes to show, you never know what’s going to happen when you say yes to your dreams…

So what do you dare to dream? #shareyours

Valerie Jeannis, Founder of I DARE TO DREAM PROJECT

COMPONENTS OF THE CAMPAIGN

THE DOCUMENTARY. As part of the campaign, we are asking women of all ages to submit 1-minute videos answering the question, what do you dare to dream?  and What are your fears?

THE BOOKS. The Dare to Dream Book Series is an ongoing conversation where dreamers are challenged to continue to dare to dream, pursue and keep moving forward. No. Matter. What.  

THE INTERVIEWS. We are celebrating and showcasing the stories of the ones who dare, stories that inspire and challenge us to say, “If they can do it, so can I.”