Social entrepreneur Anique Hameed is a native of Glenarden, Maryland. At an early age, Anique became aware of the power of everyday people to uplift society. With a full heart and passion to make change, she is on a journey to better the lives of others through business and public service. Her cause is to better the quality of life in low-income communities and for people of color, especially women and girls, around the world.

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Attending Howard University helped to inspire Anique to be more involved as a positive representative in the community. It was there that she helped to lead a service trip to battle gun-violence in Chicago, gained membership into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and was selected as Seventeen Magazine’s first Freshman 15 Campus Correspondent representing an HBCU. After receiving her bachelor’s in 2012, Anique began to serve the community professionally by working in the nonprofit sector at organizations such as Greenpeace, The Victory Fund & Institute, Ashoka, and the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence. She is now studying to receive a Master of Public Administration degree at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her community roles include serving as the Founding Director of Eternal Life Project, Assistant Director of Aya, Inc., and Co-founder of Essence of Progress.