Social Entrepreneur

Social Entrepreneur exists at the intersection of profit and purpose. We tell positive stories from underrepresented voices, focused on solutions.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 326 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 18 hours 27 minutes

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episode 323: Can Meta be a Force for Good? An Interview with Emily Dalton Smith


Is it possible for the company formerly known as Facebook to be a force for good? There are some bright spots. 

NOTE: For a full transcript of the conversation, go to https://tonyloyd.com/emily-dalton-smith


If you want to hear bad news about Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, you don’t have to look far. And, there’s plenty of bad news to find. If you’re interested in reading more about that, just Google the phrase Facebook Papers...


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episode 322: Think Against the Grain for Regenerative Farmers, with Dan Miller, Steward


For extended show notes, see: https://tonyloyd.com/dan-miller


Steward is a community of borrowers and lenders who support regenerative farming.

Can a farm make the earth healthier? Regenerative farming is a set of practices that rebuild soil health by restoring carbon and nutrient content. This improves productivity and the health of the planet.

But there’s a problem. The agricultural capital system wasn’t built for small, regenerative farms...


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 2021-07-06  28m
 
 

episode 321: The Many Faces of Service, with Kate Glantz, Luma Legacy


For complete show notes, see: https://tonyloyd.com/kate-glantz


Luma Legacy: A Fairer, Kinder World

“Luma Legacy is a segment within Luma Pictures,” Kate explains. “It’s a magical creative studio that's been in the world for about 20 years. The bread and butter of the business is making movie magic - so visual effects...


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 2021-07-04  29m
 
 

episode 320: Katherine Venturo-Conerly and Tom Osborn, Shamiri Institute


For extended show notes and a full transcript, see https:://tonyloyd.com/shamiri-institute


Half of the young people in Kenya have elevated depression and anxiety. 45% of the disease burden comes from anxiety and depression. The Shamiri Institute has an answer.

Kenya has been described as a young hustle culture. But that hustle takes a toll.

According to Tom Osborn of the Shamiri Institute, “Mental health and wellbeing are really important...


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 2021-07-01  36m
 
 

episode 319: Kick Off, Season Four


I’ve been thinking about you.

You want to live a life of significance

You feel compelled to serve a cause greater than yourself.

You see a need in the world that you can’t unsee. There’s a cause that burns in your heart.

To make a difference, you have to overcome the status quo.

The status quo whispers in your ear, “That’s just the way things are.”

The status quo is that you get up every day and act as if nothing is wrong in the world...


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 2021-06-28  7m
 
 

episode 318: A Traveler’s Guide To World Peace, with Aziz Abu Sarah, MEJDI Tours


NOTE: For extended show notes, see https://tonyloyd.com/aziz-abu-sarah


MEJDI Tours sees tourism as an opportunity to transform lives through dual narratives and by strengthening local communities.

Aziz Abu Sarah is a peace-builder, social entrepreneur, cultural educator, and author of Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide To World Peace.

But Aziz wasn’t always a peacemaker. 

“I grew up very angry,” Aziz says...


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 2021-03-02  27m
 
 

episode 317: Tap into the Strengths of Neurodiversity, with Isabella He


NOTE: For full show notes, see https://tonyloyd.com/isabella-he.


High school students work on behalf of those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  

In the United States, 1 in 54 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Unemployment rates for individuals with ASD are approximately 85%. More than half a million individuals with ASD will enter the workforce in the next decade...


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 2021-02-28  22m
 
 

episode 316: A Sense of Justice for Women and Girls, with Judith Martinez, InHerShoes


What would you do if you were 1% more courageous?

Judith Martinez is a leader at the intersection of social justice and the future of human capital. She is the CEO of InHerShoes, the modern woman’s community for courage.

When Judith was in the fifth grade, she witnessed a scene that changed her life direction. “I’m a first-generation Filipino-American,” Judith explains. “I grew up with Filipino as my first language. My grandparents raised me...


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 2021-02-27  18m
 
 

episode 315: Eliminate Plastic from Your Oral Care, with Kathy Ku, Juni Essentials


Helping bamboo farmers and women in impoverished regions become self-reliant while eliminating plastic waste.

If Kathy Ku’s name is familiar to you, you might have heard about her previous social venture in Uganda, Spouts of Water. I interviewed Kathy in December 2016. Kathy and her co-founder John Kye left Spouts of Water, but it continues to thrive.

Around the same time that Kathy and John were in Uganda working on clean water, Dr...


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 2021-02-25  22m
 
 

episode 314: Screen Printing with a Social Mission, with Sara Weihmann, New Avenues INK


Offering paid job training for youth.

Sara Hart Weihmann is the Director of Social Enterprise at New Avenues for Youth in Portland. She oversees a portfolio of workforce development social enterprises that offer goods and services to the local community. This provides paid work experiences and job training for youth experiencing housing instability. These enterprises include a Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop and a screen-printing business, New Avenues INK...


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 2021-02-23  28m