Women are Changing the World: Radio Host Lauren Schiller Shares Five Interviews with Powerful Women

Posted by on August 18th, 2016

lauren-schiller-photo-by-frank-768x512A SOCAP guest post by Lauren Schiller, host of the Inflection Point radio show

Our society is at an inflection point. With more women in leadership positions than ever before, there’s no question society is poised for great change. Teams that include more women are shown to work smarter than teams with fewer women. According to UN Women, “It is estimated that companies with three or more women in senior management functions score higher in all dimensions of organizational effectiveness.” And for the first time in US history, we have a female candidate for president on a major ticket.

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Unreasonable Institute: Lessons in Scaling Globally–Our Process and What We Learned Along the Way

Posted by on August 18th, 2016

A SOCAP guest post by Banks Benitez of Unreasonable Institute

“How do we scale this thing globally?” This was the question we circulated around the six- person Unreasonable Institute team in 2014. The Unreasonable Institute is an accelerator for entrepreneurs trying to solve the world’s most difficult challenges. We identify the world’s boldest, most innovative entrepreneurs and help them scale their businesses by providing intensive 6-week-long boot camps where entrepreneurs can connect with world-class mentors and investors. Every year we run one accelerator for 10-15 entrepreneurs, but there were thousands of other entrepreneurs from every corner of the world who were committed to solving major social and environmental problems. We were anxious to help more of them…hence the question: How do we scale this thing globally? How could a small organization with a small team and a small budget – based in a small office in Boulder, Colorado – go big?

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SOCAPtv – Art Makes Meaning; People Make Change

Posted by on August 11th, 2016

Arts activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph takes the stage at SOCAP and spits a verse of poetry. The last lines are halting: “Is it so savage to dream, at last free? At last free.”

Originally from NYC, Bamuthi is a National Poetry Slam champion, a veteran of Broadway, and has been named one of America’s Top Young lnnovators in the Arts and Sciences by the Smithsonian Magazine. He is the Chief of Program and Pedagogy at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, (YBCA), one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary art centers.

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An Invitation to the SOCAP Community: Come to the Best for the World Gathering

Posted by on August 8th, 2016

By: James Duft

Join B the Change Media, B Lab, and the Haas School of business as we come together with some of the world’s most innovative, forward-thinking and successful business leaders to celebrate at the Best for the World Gathering September 8 at the University of California at Berkeley. This is the first event created to celebrate B Lab’s Best for the World award-winners–companies at the forefront of the movement determined to use business as a force for good in our world.

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SOCAP 365: Inclusive Food Systems at Scale

Posted by on August 1st, 2016

KEG_7090SOCAP 365 event: June 29, 2016 at Impact Hub DC

Although the U.S. food system works well for some, our June 29th panel featuring local and national experts began with the acknowledgement that there are too many social, economic, and environmental costs which are not accounted for in the price of food. What would a more inclusive food system at scale look like? For starters, it would ensure that food that “truly nourishes producers, consumers, communities and the earth” is available to all, in the words of Real Food Challenge.

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