Social Entrepreneurship Week is underway! Learn more about impressive Social Entrepreneurs

To:          Students

From:    GA or dpetersen@bentley

Re:         Meet Social Entrepreneurs Who Change the World

BSCLE presents: Social Entrepreneurship Week

In our efforts to promote awareness of social entrepreneurship and socially responsible business practices, the Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center (BSLCE) is highlighting a few of the many amazing social entrepreneurs.

Who are social entrepreneurs?

Social entrepreneurs are those who make it their mission to take on the world’s social and environmental problems.  Hear from these social entrepreneurs about why they resolved to make a positive difference in the world using their business skills.

Forbes Magazine

Scott Harrison: How He Started charity: water And What He Learned In the Process

Meet Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water, the distinguished, innovative organization that brings safe drinking water to people in developing countries.  He shares his story about how he went from being a nightclub promoter to the leader of a world-class organization that’s featured in Forbes Magazine.  He also shares three tips for young entrepreneurs:

  1. Tell your story and make it connect
  2. Be tenacious
  3. Find a coach

Forbes Magazine

Interview with Bill Drayton, Pioneer of Social Entrepreneurship

Meet Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka, the fellowship program that cultivates the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.  Over 3,000 Ashoka Fellows are always drawing Bill’s attention to new issues.

Interview with Cheryl Dorsery of Echoing Green

In this interview with Cheryl Dorsey, CEO of Echoing Green, she discusses the influence of social change icons and how the rest of us can do our part whether we are social entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs.

By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center