Global Grassroots’ Academy for Conscious Change is an 18 month incubator offering mind-body trauma healing, social venture development skills, leadership training, personal transformation practices, seed grants and high-engagement support to help groups of disadvantaged women initiate their own sustainable social ventures. These ventures address the issues of highest concern to the women in their own communities, using methods chosen by the women themselves. They are not small businesses, but are instead micro-NGOs or business-social hybrids driven by a social purpose to address a priority issue facing women, such as domestic violence, water access or illiteracy.