This year is off to a good start for Amanda Krantz, CEO and founder of DohJe. Amanda learned last week that DohJe was one of seven winners of the Gratitude in the Workplace Challenge, sponsored by OpenIDEO and the Greater Good Science Center.

Amanda’s company helps people thank their healthcare heroes, and allows healthcare workers to thank each other via the DohJe platform. DohJe was selected as a finalist from among 347 proposals submitted to the contest. OpenIDEO awarded a total of $40,000 in implementation grants to the top contenders.

From OpenIDEO:

Innovators from around the world submitted ideas in response, proposing new ways to inspire gratitude in their workplaces and communities. After several months of collaboration, refinement, and careful review by a panel of expert judges, we are thrilled to recognize and celebrate seven Top Ideas for their creativity, human-centered approach, integration of community feedback, and alignment with our evaluation criteria.

Amanda says that the contest was a perfect fit for DohJe. “If there was ever a competition that fit with what DohJe does, gratitude in the workplace is it.” She plans to use the grant money to help scale DohJe into larger hospital systems by integrating with HR solutions such as Workday, as well as attend a few healthcare conferences to continue to get the word out.

Amanda Krantz, CEO of DohJe.

Congrats to Amanda and the DohJe team!


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