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CELEBRATING & SUPPORTING FEMALE ARTISANS & ENTREPRENEURS AROUND THE WORLD

Our Story


Our Mission.

UNLEASHED is a 501c3 non profit organization founded by Kara Ross that celebrates & supports female artisans & entrepreneurs around the world. UNLEASHED provides access to capital and market, while sharing stories through multimedia.

Our Founder. 

Kara Ross is an entrepreneur, donor activist and an award winning jewelry designer whose work is recognized by the White House and art museums across the country. Kara is a certified gemologist and sits on the board of the CFDA, and Georgetown University and is a member of Women Moving Millions, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy. Kara Ross has sold to top international retailers over the years including Harrods, Selfridges, Barney’s NY, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue to name a few. Kara has made it her personal mission to UNLEASH women’s potential globally by creating opportunities to break the poverty cycle through education and job creation.

Connecting Thread.  

#ConnectingThread is a series of short films, each directed by an Oscar caliber female director. Through intimate vérité profiles and unfettered access, we experience first-hand an intimate look into the lives of the female artisans. This vérité style is coupled with striking cinematic photography that immerses us fully into different cities and environments. We inhabit the authentic stories of these women and provide a never before seen window into their everyday lives. Connecting Thread allows us to hear the voices of the voiceless and shed light on the powerful changes that occur when women support women.