#StandingOut with Ruth Hedges and Katrina Padron

October 6, 2016

Ruth E. Hedges is one the world’s foremost authorities on crowdfunding and is one of the original pioneers of the legislation that was ultimately signed into law as the JOBS Act on April 5, 2012. She was honored with an invitation to the White House for its Crowdfunding Champions of Change event. Ruth created and operates the world's first Global Crowdfunding Convention ( GCC - Thegccworld.com) now in entering its 5th year. It is hosted every year in Las Vegas, NV.

Ms Hedges is the founder of CrowdfundingCRM.com, the industry’s first Marketing Automation CRM and social media platform built for Crowdfunding and Crowd Financing.

The company aims to fill the void between basic email software and complex and expensive marketing software. Along with an easy to use Crowdfunding Task & Action Plan™-A virtual placeholder, guide and calendar for you to create a step by step crowdfunding plan with timelines for launching and running a successful and compliant campaign.

As an industry expert, Ms Hedges has been interviewed or quoted in over 50 major publications and was selected to teach the first university-level course on securities-based crowdfunding in the nation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas ( UNLV).

Ms Hedges was also a Founding Board member of the CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) ​and CFPA. ​In 2012, Ms Hedges also launched globalcrowdfundingday.com to help spread the word across the globe.


Previously, Ms. Hedges was featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy as well as the New York Times, The LA Times and People Magazine for her work with Oxfam America and the Hollywood Hunger Banquets. She was featured on ABC’s Home Show, and the Financial News Network produced a two-part series on Ms. Hedges for their show” American Entrepreneur.” She was invited to fill a cabinet seat on the Second Century Campaign board which raised over 16 million dollars to build the new Union Rescue Mission. She is the recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for that work.

This podcast is generously sponsored by Think Global. Think Global is a business advisory firm working with women entrepreneurs around the globe to scale their businesses to the next level.

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