Vivienne Harr is Chief Inspiration Officer at STAND, a “social network for people who change
When Vivienne was eight, she saw a photo of two boys, from Nepal living in modern-day
slavery. She said: “Compassion is not compassion without action” and set up her lemonade
stand every day for a year and crowdfunded $101,320 and donated the money to Not for
Sale. She became the first girl in American history to bottle her lemonade-stand lemonade.
Twitter gave Vivienne the honor of ringing the bell at their IPO on the New York Stock
Exchange because company execs believe: “Vivienne represents what one person can do
when they stand for what they believe in.” A feature-length documentary was made about
Vivienne’s story that aired in theaters across North America. She authored her own children’s
Town & Country voted Vivienne as one of “America’s 50 Most Influential Philanthropists.”
Entrepreneur voted her one of “15 female entrepreneurs to watch in 2015.” The New York
Times, Bloomberg TV, The BBC World News, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, The New
York Daily News, The Huffington Post, FOX, MSNBC, Yahoo News, Oprah Magazine, Time,
Parenting, Real Simple—and media outlets across the country and around the world from
Australia to Brazil and France to Hong Kong—have covered Vivienne's story.
Vivienne has spoken at Google, Twitter, Square, Linkedin, Paypal, Disney, The United
Nations and Lead2015 with President Bill Clinton. She appeared on stage at MIT with His
Holiness the Dalai Lama to moderate a global conversation about compassion. Vivienne is
also the youngest person to give a TEDx talk and the youngest person to make a formal
“commitment to action” at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Backed by Twitter founders Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, top-tier Silicon Valley venture firms
like Greylock and Aspect Ventures, and MGM President Roma Khanna, Vivienne and her
team at STAND are empowering millions of people to “stand together” and put their
“compassion into action.” The product is available in the App Store.
Vivienne is the youngest-ever delegate of The Clinton Global Initiative. In New York, in
September, she made a “formal commitment to action” of one million STANDs in one year.
Vivienne has become a global figure whose message is: “you don’t have to be big or
powerful to change the world. You just have to STAND for what you believe in.”
Vivienne Harr is 11 years old.