In this, the third in a series of articles about women entrepreneurs participating in the year-long Vital Voices GROW Fellowship, they speak in glowing terms of the virtual learning part of their training. Next up, they'll gather for in-person training.
Identifying and Connecting Promising #Socents: Siemens Stiftung awards meant to help bottom-up solutions achieve high-level goals
Siemens Stiftung's "empowering people. Awards" are designed to identify promising technologies designed to benefit people without access to crucial basic services, add the innovations to a database available to the international development community, and connect the innovators on a common platform and offer them help where they need it.
How Does Economic Empowerment Happen? (Part 2): Tracking the progress of five female entrepreneurs as they take part in a fellowship and grow their businesses
For the next 15 months, the author will follow five women participating in the year-long Vital Voices GROW Fellowship as they undergo training while simultaneously juggling work and home responsibilities. The point is to, at the end, form some conclusions about what training practices bear replicating.
How Does Economic Empowerment Happen? (Part 1): Listening for answers as five women participate in the Vital Voices GROW Fellowship
This article launches a series on entrepreneurs as part of a wider movement for women’s empowerment. Nathan Rauh-Bieri will follow five women participating in the year-long Vital Voices GROW Fellowship with the ultimate goal of making some conclusions about what training practices bear replicating within the growing field of entrepreneurship education.
Seeing Solutions Instead of Problems: What happens when 16 Changemakers come together to innovate? They hope to find out Sept. 25–27
Being part of a network not only gives social entrepreneurs visibility and recognition for their innovative work, it also puts them in contact with entrepreneurs from all over the world who, like them, are implementing projects that positively impact communities. That’s the idea behind the Ashoka Globalizer Summit on Economic Inclusion taking place in Buenos Aires, Sept. 25–27.
A Chemist’s Novel Idea: Teri Dankovich invents a type of paper that filters water, then incorporates it into a ‘Drinkable Book’
Teri Dankovich invented a paper that purifies drinking water, and she's incorporated that paper into a book which includes information on why and how water should be filtered. In this Q&A interview, she talks about how her research project evolved, how the paper works, what the business prospects are and how it might some day save millions of lives.
Cynthia Ndubuisi Mene’s biodegradable liquid soap business, Ever Glow, enjoyed early success in her home country of Nigeria. But as she looked to expand, she sought the guidance of a mentor and found one through the MicroMentor.org network. Her relationship with a former UPS president has not only helped her scale EverGlow, but has led to new business opportunities.
Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America: An interview with Agora Partnerships’ CEO Ben Powell
As Ben Powell, its founder and CEO puts it, Agora Partnerships "accelerates entrepreneurs that are solving social and environmental problems in Latin America." Powell describes the process – including some surprising challenges most entrepreneurs face – and discusses emerging trends in social business and investing in this video interview.