August 2021 marks 10 years of ConnectHER! What began as a crowdfunding campaign to support Edna Adan’s maternity hospital in Somaliland has evolved into a high-impact grantmaking nonprofit and film festival. Our community supports an ever-growing number of female-founded, locally led projects that improve the lives of women and girls around the world. The ConnectHER Film Festival provides a powerful platform for young filmmakers to tell stories about global women’s issues and spark change. On our 10th anniversary, we are continuing to support projects like Edna's as well as new projects like August 2021's project partner Women LEAD Nepal while also preparing for our next Film Festival this fall. Thank you to our Gems, sponsors, Giving Circle, filmmakers, project partners, our wonderful board, our team, and everyone cheering us on for your commitment to lift up women, to make their voices heard—and, in the process, to make the world a better place.