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Join our distinguished leading ladies Lauren Edwards, Executive Director, SEA Change; Suzanne Smith, Founder & CEO of Social Impact Architects; and Eva Szalkai Csaky, PhD MSF, Executive Director, Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity.
Women Warriors Winning The Business Battle
Social Entrepreneurship: Learn from Leading Ladies in the Social Sector

This month we bring you the long overdue session on social entrepreneurship. Join our distinguished leading ladies Lauren Edwards, Executive Director, SEA Change; Suzanne Smith, Founder & CEO of Social Impact Architects; and Eva Szalkai Csaky, PhD MSF, Executive Director, Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity. Prepared for an engaging conversation.

Lauren Edwards reminds us that “Businesses that were created with the purpose of doing good are not new, but they are the next big thing in entrepreneurship. Every day more entrepreneurs recognize their ability to connect passion with profit, more and more consumers demand it, and our society learns that it will never be equitable without it. We will all have to work together to create change - and your Social Enterprise business is an important step towards making the world a better place for all.”

While Suzanne Smith explains that “Social entrepreneurship, while going mainstream in the last decade, will continue to be a trend into this decade. A few trends to highlight: 1) increasing the professionalism of the field as well as a disciplined approach to social change – ensuring that our “good work” truly creates impact; 2) embracing our #throwback origin story where the best solutions come from those we serve and equity is at the center of every decision; 3) embedding intrapreneurship as an equally effective strategy for making social change; and 4) a true “meeting in the middle” with businesses being catalysts for social change as well as nonprofits embracing entrepreneurial thinking as a mindset for growth and change.”

Dr. Csaky summarizes these perspectives noting that “We are at the dawn of a new era, one when technology revolution coincides with some of the most apparent human suffering, divisions, inequalities and inequities of most of our lifetimes. Our greatest opportunity, and challenge
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