Newbold Toyota is Proud to Announce Winners of Mothers of Invention Award

Newbold Toyota is proud to announce the winners of the Mothers of Invention Award from this year’s Women in the World Summit.

Online PR News – 21-April-2013 – St. Louis, MO – Earlier this month at the fourth annual Women in the World Summit, Toyota awarded $150,000 in grants to women selected as “Mothers of Invention”. The grants are awarded to women who demonstrate creativity, drive, and determination in fostering social good and make positive change.

The winners of this year’s Mothers of Invention were Kativa M. Shukla, Caitria and Morgan O’Neill, and Sejal Hathis and Tara Roberts.

Kativa M. Shukla is the founder and CEO of Fenugreen, an enterprise that addresses the global challenge of food spoilage. Shukla developed a product called “FreshPaper”, which allows users to keep produce fresh for almost four times longer.

Caitria and Morgan O’Neill are sisters who created, an online organization to help communities that have been affected by natural disasters. The organization’s platform helps communities match local resources with local needs, such as volunteer management tools, donation databases, and information hubs.

Tara Roberts and Sejal Hathis founded, an online platform that gives women the opportunity to share their social incentives with the world. The platform also provides an infrastructure for girls starting projects as well as gives them visibility to real innovators.

“Toyota is proud to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to women by honoring the Mothers of Invention – courageous and innovative leaders who are making a difference in their communities and the world,” said Julie Hamp, chief communications officer for Toyota in North America.

On top of the $50,000 that Toyota awarded the three winning groups of women, they also surprised them with an additional $15,000, which the women were to “pay forward” to another innovative organization of her choice. These grants were presented so that the honorees could help continue to grow the Mother of Invention program.

Newbold Toyota is very proud to be a part of a company that does so much to give back to the community. To learn more about the Mothers of Invention, check out

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