Social Enterprise Conference

Social Enterprise Conference Get in the conversation! Follow us on Twitter @SEImpact This year, the theme of SECON is: Resilience & Reckoning
In a time marked by global crisis, we face the urgent challenge to address both the pandemic and an array of deepening social and economic issues.

During SECON 2021, we will explore the space between people, decision makers, and the diverse sources of social innovation, revisiting the questions of whom social enterprise is for, what role it can play, and why. As we continue in and emerge from the pandemic, how will we define social enterprise to address the challenges of the decade ahead?”

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From our partner:Join globally minded leaders to discuss, debate, and develop approaches to creating a more just, sustai...
03/31/2021

From our partner:

Join globally minded leaders to discuss, debate, and develop approaches to creating a more just, sustainable, and equitable world.

This year’s Stanford Social Innovation Review’s 2021 virtual convening of Frontiers of Social Innovation, “People, Power, Resources: Enacting an Equitable Future,” is taking place May 11-13, 2021. Learn more and register: http://ssirfrontiers.org/

From our partner:

Join globally minded leaders to discuss, debate, and develop approaches to creating a more just, sustainable, and equitable world.

This year’s Stanford Social Innovation Review’s 2021 virtual convening of Frontiers of Social Innovation, “People, Power, Resources: Enacting an Equitable Future,” is taking place May 11-13, 2021. Learn more and register: http://ssirfrontiers.org/

This year's Social Enterprise Conference at Harvard (SECON) witnessed some incredible discussions with our keynote speak...
03/31/2021

This year's Social Enterprise Conference at Harvard (SECON) witnessed some incredible discussions with our keynote speakers, panelists, and over 1,000 attendees from around the world! Special thanks to everyone who joined, supported, and made this happen. See you next year!


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ONLY 1 DAY UNTIL THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE!!!! ​​SECON kicks off tomorrow and will feature keynote conversations ...
03/27/2021

ONLY 1 DAY UNTIL THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE!!!! ​

SECON kicks off tomorrow and will feature keynote conversations with Farah Mohamed, Mariana Mazzucato, and Deval Patrick. See the full agenda here https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

Buy your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

ONLY 1 DAY UNTIL THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE!!!! ​

SECON kicks off tomorrow and will feature keynote conversations with Farah Mohamed, Mariana Mazzucato, and Deval Patrick. See the full agenda here https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

Buy your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

For the social enterprise ecosystem to be deeper in its impact, it must engage more directly with the project of reimagi...
03/27/2021

For the social enterprise ecosystem to be deeper in its impact, it must engage more directly with the project of reimagining capitalism

Chris Jurgens
Myriam Sidibé
Lord Jim Knight

For the social enterprise ecosystem to be deeper in its impact, it must engage more directly with the project of reimagining capitalism

Chris Jurgens
Myriam Sidibé
Lord Jim Knight

Explore how technology transfer and open innovation across sectors has the potential to drive outsized value creationKat...
03/27/2021

Explore how technology transfer and open innovation across sectors has the potential to drive outsized value creation

Katya Klinova
Ashley Miller
Tiago C. Peixoto
Tina Srivastava

Explore how technology transfer and open innovation across sectors has the potential to drive outsized value creation

Katya Klinova
Ashley Miller
Tiago C. Peixoto
Tina Srivastava

Technology mirrors existing societal structures & creates new ones. Who is responsible for its impact?Raheel KhursheedKa...
03/27/2021

Technology mirrors existing societal structures & creates new ones. Who is responsible for its impact?

Raheel Khursheed
Kathy Pham
Jasmine McNealy

Technology mirrors existing societal structures & creates new ones. Who is responsible for its impact?

Raheel Khursheed
Kathy Pham
Jasmine McNealy

How do we define the expansive role of ecosystem players? What have we learned about roles they play across sectors & co...
03/27/2021

How do we define the expansive role of ecosystem players? What have we learned about roles they play across sectors & countries?

Isabel Guerrero
Mónica Ducoing
Vineet Rai

How do we define the expansive role of ecosystem players? What have we learned about roles they play across sectors & countries?

Isabel Guerrero
Mónica Ducoing
Vineet Rai

We are thrilled to announce that Farah Mohamed will join SECON as a keynote speaker in a fireside conversation with Tanv...
03/26/2021

We are thrilled to announce that Farah Mohamed will join SECON as a keynote speaker in a fireside conversation with Tanvi Girotra!

Farah Mohamed

For the past twenty-five years, Farah has worked alongside politicians, business leaders, and philanthropists, including Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. As CEO of the Malala Fund, Farah led an international team to deliver on Malala’s mission to see every girl in school. She brokered partnerships with Apple, Citi Bank, Starbucks, AirBnB and other private and public sector partners, and negotiated and managed the Yousafzai family’s first trip home to Pakistan since the attack on Malala’s life.
As Founder & CEO of Girls20, Farah was among the first to elevate the argument that increasing female labour force participation increases a country’s GDP. The organization cultivates a new generation of female leaders while working with G20 leaders to keep their commitment to create 100 million new jobs for women by 2025. She is also the creator of Girls On Boards and has cultivated a global network of young leaders around the world.
As Senior Vice President of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Farah led the organization through its response to COVID-19 on behalf of its 10,000 members, transitioned the Board’s summit series to be a revenue generator, ushered in a new policy framework and restructured and expanded the Public Affairs department. Prior to this, Farah served as the Chief of Staff to the Honourable Paddy Torsney (Justice, Finance and Environment) and then as Director of Communications for the Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan who was also Minister of Justice and Health.
Farah has been recognized for her service to Canada with a Meritorious Service Medal from Canada’s Governor General & Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She also serves as a Board Member for Music Canada, RefugePoint and G(irls)20 and is a Global Advisor for Apolitical Academy. She was a Board Member for The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, the Ontario Science Centre, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canadian Club of Canada and the Co-Anchor, Clinton Global Initiative’s Network on Investing in Girls and Women. Farah was born in Uganda and in 1972, her family fled when Uganda’s dictator, Idi Amin gave Asian Ugandans 90 days to leave the country. She and her family sought refuge in Canada. She lives in Toronto.

Tanvi Girotra

A Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award recepient, Tanvi works as an advisor, trainer and coach to social impact organizations and leaders across the globe. Tanvi founded an internationally recognized organization - Becoming I Foundation - which works towards revolutionizing education systems in India to transform marginalized communities from within. She serves on the board of Girls20 that focuses on elevating women's participation in decision making spaces. She has also served as an International Fellow for the Global Fund for Children and was awarded the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India through which she helped build programs targeted at women and children in high risk communities.

Tanvi has been awarded the Karamveer Puraskar for Justice and Citizen Action and her work has been recognized at the UN where she has been awarded for ‘Contribution to Humanitarian Development’. She has been invited to speak at the UN ECOSOC, UN WOMEN at the EU Development Days, the Clinton Global Initiative and at various TEDx conferences, alongside heads of state, social and business leaders from across the globe.

We are thrilled to announce that Farah Mohamed will join SECON as a keynote speaker in a fireside conversation with Tanvi Girotra!

Farah Mohamed

For the past twenty-five years, Farah has worked alongside politicians, business leaders, and philanthropists, including Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. As CEO of the Malala Fund, Farah led an international team to deliver on Malala’s mission to see every girl in school. She brokered partnerships with Apple, Citi Bank, Starbucks, AirBnB and other private and public sector partners, and negotiated and managed the Yousafzai family’s first trip home to Pakistan since the attack on Malala’s life.
As Founder & CEO of Girls20, Farah was among the first to elevate the argument that increasing female labour force participation increases a country’s GDP. The organization cultivates a new generation of female leaders while working with G20 leaders to keep their commitment to create 100 million new jobs for women by 2025. She is also the creator of Girls On Boards and has cultivated a global network of young leaders around the world.
As Senior Vice President of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Farah led the organization through its response to COVID-19 on behalf of its 10,000 members, transitioned the Board’s summit series to be a revenue generator, ushered in a new policy framework and restructured and expanded the Public Affairs department. Prior to this, Farah served as the Chief of Staff to the Honourable Paddy Torsney (Justice, Finance and Environment) and then as Director of Communications for the Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan who was also Minister of Justice and Health.
Farah has been recognized for her service to Canada with a Meritorious Service Medal from Canada’s Governor General & Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She also serves as a Board Member for Music Canada, RefugePoint and G(irls)20 and is a Global Advisor for Apolitical Academy. She was a Board Member for The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, the Ontario Science Centre, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canadian Club of Canada and the Co-Anchor, Clinton Global Initiative’s Network on Investing in Girls and Women. Farah was born in Uganda and in 1972, her family fled when Uganda’s dictator, Idi Amin gave Asian Ugandans 90 days to leave the country. She and her family sought refuge in Canada. She lives in Toronto.

Tanvi Girotra

A Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award recepient, Tanvi works as an advisor, trainer and coach to social impact organizations and leaders across the globe. Tanvi founded an internationally recognized organization - Becoming I Foundation - which works towards revolutionizing education systems in India to transform marginalized communities from within. She serves on the board of Girls20 that focuses on elevating women's participation in decision making spaces. She has also served as an International Fellow for the Global Fund for Children and was awarded the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India through which she helped build programs targeted at women and children in high risk communities.

Tanvi has been awarded the Karamveer Puraskar for Justice and Citizen Action and her work has been recognized at the UN where she has been awarded for ‘Contribution to Humanitarian Development’. She has been invited to speak at the UN ECOSOC, UN WOMEN at the EU Development Days, the Clinton Global Initiative and at various TEDx conferences, alongside heads of state, social and business leaders from across the globe.

Join us at the SECON Pitch Competition to watch 5 social entrepreneurs pitch their ideas tackling urgent issues on healt...
03/26/2021

Join us at the SECON Pitch Competition to watch 5 social entrepreneurs pitch their ideas tackling urgent issues on healthcare and racial justice!

Giovanna Abramo and Lorena Ostos Rangel are pitching Plenna, aiming to become the largest affordable womens' health network in Mexico.

Omolara Fatiregun will be pitching Thrive!, a tech enabled racial justice startup that identifies systemic racism in local government spending.

Shawon Jackson will be pitching Vocal Justice, which aims to empower Black and Brown youth to become socially conscious leaders through a culturally affirming public speaking program.

You will have the chance to directly ask him questions and vote for your favorite social enterprise for a $1000 Audience Award.​

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

Join us to hear from human rights defenders, business leaders taking action, and investors on what they are doing to ens...
03/26/2021

Join us to hear from human rights defenders, business leaders taking action, and investors on what they are doing to ensure businesses are being held accountable for creating a more equal and sustainable world. ​

Jon Miller
Paloma Muñoz Quick
Ana Zbona

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

Join us to hear from human rights defenders, business leaders taking action, and investors on what they are doing to ensure businesses are being held accountable for creating a more equal and sustainable world. ​

Jon Miller
Paloma Muñoz Quick
Ana Zbona

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

How can an individual pursue a career in finance and ensure they have a positive impact on customers, employees, and soc...
03/26/2021

How can an individual pursue a career in finance and ensure they have a positive impact on customers, employees, and society?

Join us to hear from J.C. de Swaan as he proposes a framework for pursuing a viable career in finance while benefiting society and upholding humanistic values. ​

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

How can an individual pursue a career in finance and ensure they have a positive impact on customers, employees, and society?

Join us to hear from J.C. de Swaan as he proposes a framework for pursuing a viable career in finance while benefiting society and upholding humanistic values. ​

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

Join us for a dynamic workshop and discussion on impact investing in public equities! We will discuss the criteria for i...
03/26/2021

Join us for a dynamic workshop and discussion on impact investing in public equities! We will discuss the criteria for impact, the difference between impact and ESG investing, best practices in impact measurement, and important characteristics of portfolio construction as you build an impact portfolio.

You can put yourselves in the position of being an impact investor in public markets, a complementary asset class in the impact investing ecosystem. ​

Eric M. Rice
Quyen Tran
Flora Cameron Watt
William McSweeney
Max Zamor
Daniel Concessi

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

Join us for a dynamic workshop and discussion on impact investing in public equities! We will discuss the criteria for impact, the difference between impact and ESG investing, best practices in impact measurement, and important characteristics of portfolio construction as you build an impact portfolio.

You can put yourselves in the position of being an impact investor in public markets, a complementary asset class in the impact investing ecosystem. ​

Eric M. Rice
Quyen Tran
Flora Cameron Watt
William McSweeney
Max Zamor
Daniel Concessi

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

How do you balance making a difference in the world with keeping yourself happy, healthy, and ready to go the distance? ...
03/26/2021

How do you balance making a difference in the world with keeping yourself happy, healthy, and ready to go the distance? Join Hayling Price from Harlem Children's Zone, Samir Ibrahim from SunCulture, and Dr. Hazel Wallace from the Food Medic for a candid conversation on personal growth and resilience​.

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

How do you balance making a difference in the world with keeping yourself happy, healthy, and ready to go the distance? Join Hayling Price from Harlem Children's Zone, Samir Ibrahim from SunCulture, and Dr. Hazel Wallace from the Food Medic for a candid conversation on personal growth and resilience​.

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

Join us at the SECON Pitch Competition to watch 5 social entrepreneurs pitch their ideas tackling urgent issues on healt...
03/25/2021

Join us at the SECON Pitch Competition to watch 5 social entrepreneurs pitch their ideas tackling urgent issues on healthcare and racial justice!

Camille Ang and Jiawen Tang are pitching Hive Health , a digital healthcare insurer that provides employees affordable and quality health insurance in the Philippines.

Zeenith Ebrahim is pitching Jamii Health, a tech-enabled health care social enterprise aiming to redesign home healthcare delivery in South Africa.

You will have the chance to directly ask them questions and vote for your favorite social enterprise for a $1000 Audience Award.​

Three other panelists will be introduced tomorrow!

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

“We value what we can measure.”Join the leading innovators driving change in how we measure impact across the for-profit...
03/25/2021

“We value what we can measure.”

Join the leading innovators driving change in how we measure impact across the for-profit and non-profits sectors, including Evidence Action, 60 Decibels (spun out of Acumen Fund), and Y Analytics (TPG’s impact measurement arm).

We will explore the innovations and limitations in how we currently measure impact, and potential future directions.​

Diane Mak
Kanika Bahl
Sasha Dichter

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

“We value what we can measure.”

Join the leading innovators driving change in how we measure impact across the for-profit and non-profits sectors, including Evidence Action, 60 Decibels (spun out of Acumen Fund), and Y Analytics (TPG’s impact measurement arm).

We will explore the innovations and limitations in how we currently measure impact, and potential future directions.​

Diane Mak
Kanika Bahl
Sasha Dichter

Join us and get your tickets today! bit.ly/secon21

Check out our website for more details on the keynote speakers, panels, networking events, and much more: https://lnkd.in/gME-QmZ

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I am interested in this event for next year. I'd like to know the price information.
Is there any upcoming event in Asia?
CALL FOR PAPERS: Social Enterprise: Seeking the Good Society A Symposium Sponsored by AST and Pine Hill Divinity Hall October 11-13, 2018 The Social Enterprise movement has been sweeping across Canada for several years, gathering momentum and bringing new hope to communities and individuals. As genuine responses to the failures of the market economy and of governments to bring about lasting social change, Social Enterprise seeks a “third way” where businesses and non-profits invest in people first, solving social problems while providing meaningful employment. Local churches and parishes, too, are discovering the missional power of Social Enterprise. Be part of this unique discussion and mutual learning opportunity. Save the dates October 11-13, 2018, and plan to attend. Registration details and a complete schedule will be available soon. A call for papers is now on for this event. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 28, 2018.
Looking for a great candidate to focus on growing an already robust social enterprise model that employs men and women coming home from prison! Full job description here; happy to answer questions:
*UPDATE OCTOBER 23 – FINAL ROUND OF APPLICATIONS* Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs are invited to apply to the 2017 Innovation-Generation Program. In partnership with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), our program will convene, for the second time, a conference of leading young Social Entrepreneurs from Egypt, Israel, and Turkey. The selected participants will have a rare opportunity to meet, engage, and learn from some of the world's leading experts, practitioners and investors in the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation. WHEN: November 26 to December 3, 2017. WHERE: The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. HOW: The program will cover the cost of participation, room & board and international travel. Apply now at www.innovationgen.org | for more information about the conference, please write us at [email protected].