Social in Kosovo

Listen to this delightful local Swing band, Zig Zag, that played at the closing gala for The 1st International Conference on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Kosovo as you read.  I had the great honor and pleasure to be invited to speak on Social Entrepreneurship last week in Pristine by the Mirlinda Kusari of the She-Era organization. This conference was ten years in the making, and much needed boost for the Balkans and Eastern Europe. I came away from the experience both inspired and reminded of perspective.  This is the gift I receive whenever I participate in any capacity building programs in developing markets, that returns my social investment tenfold. Read More

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Skoll World Forum 2009 Shines Light on Social Entrepreneurs


Thanks for the wisdom Premal Shah of Kiva shared with us social entrepreneurs.

It is great to see that Kerstin Eriksson was following the advice so plainly of transparency, speak about both successes and dreams as well as fears on her entry about participating in the Forum at http://www.socialedge.org/blogs/forging-ahead

Global X captured summaries and interviews with some of the presenters that are enlightening and inspiring on his blog http://www.socialedge.org/blogs/global-x/.

All I can say is, wish I had been there. Maybe next year?!

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Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurs, as defined by Ashoka, are “individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.” Let us encourage this behavior, as it is the individuals with the vision and willingness to take the risk that have the ability to create change. Kudos to those who are innovative enough to have discovered ways to create sustainable and profitable enterprises. They deserve our encouragement for providing a positive example for us.

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