Your Bias is Showing: Ethnocentric Bias in Social Enterprise
Rebecca Kaduru, KadAfrica
You'd think that ethnocentrism – judging another culture by the standards or values of one's own – would be relatively rare in the global, cosmopolitan social impact sector. Bias, particularly perceptions around young women and girls, is alive and well, and social entrepreneurs must often adapt to ethnocentric definitions to secure the funding and support necessary to grow their enterprises. This panel will explore the realities of ethnocentrism in social enterprise, why this dynamic has to change, and how the social impact space can work to influence policymakers, businesses, and key influencers to look beyond bias and empower individuals at the bottom of the pyramid to write their own definitions to promote bottom-up, human centered movements for social change.
bias, Child Labor, Ethnocentrism, Trafficking, value chains, women and girls
Eric Kaduru - Founder and CEO, KadAfrica; Libby Daghlian - Global Enterprise Program Director, Days for Girls International; Sydney Gray - Founding Director, Mama Maji
Melinda Gill - Director, Renewsiya; Rebecca Calder - Chief Anthropologist, Curious Company; Antoinette Carroll - Founder and CEO, Creative Reaction Lab