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 313: Changing Lives through a Second Chance, with Karen Lee, Pioneer Human Services


People who were involved in the criminal justice system are more than their labels.

Karen Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Human Services.

She was born during the 1960s civil rights era. “During my lifetime, I’ve seen quite a bit of discrimination. I’ve always wanted to do something about that in a way that was true to me.”

Karen graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She served our country until the 1990s...


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 2021-02-23  17m
 
 

episode 312: How to Have Stuff without Breaking the Planet, with Sandra Goldmark


What Sandra Goldmark learned from a seven-year experiment fixing stuff.

Sandra Goldmark is the Director of Sustainability and Climate Action at Barnard College. For seven years, she ran Fixup, a popup repair shop for household items of all kinds. It was staffed by theatre artists. “We use our backstage skills to fix people's broken stuff,” Sandra explains. “and to create an alternative to use and discard...


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 2021-02-22  24m
 
 

episode 311: The Purpose-Driven Social Entrepreneur, with Karim Abouelnaga, Practice Makes Perfect


NOTE: For a full transcript of the conversation, see: https://tonyloyd.com/karim-abouelnaga.


Close the Opportunity Gap through high-impact programs before, during, and outside of school hours.

Karim Abouelnaga is CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, a company he founded when he was 18 years old. Practice Makes Perfect partners with K-12 schools to help narrow the opportunity gap.

Karim is a TED Fellow and Echoing Green Fellow...


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 2021-02-21  27m
 
 

episode 310: Denise Withers, Author of Story Design: The Creative Way to Innovate


If you want a better future, you need a better story.

“Leading change has never been tougher,” Denise Withers says. “Fear, apathy, and uncertainty have paralyzed most of the world, making it almost impossible to engage people in even the most straightforward initiative.

“But it doesn’t have to be like that. Story Design can help. It’s a practical way for leaders to take the risk out of change and create a better future...


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 2021-02-21  26m
 
 

episode 309: Housing Affordability Through Small Homes, with Nichol Beckstrand, YardHomes Minnesota


YardHomes Minnesota uses a prefabrication approach and an innovative financing model to create affordable housing.

YardHomes Minnesota is creating housing affordability by building and maintaining accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

“We are a startup that focuses on delivering ADUs in Minnesota as a method of housing,” Nichol Beckstrand explains. “ADUs are tiny houses designed to be permanent living spaces. The problem we set out to solve is housing affordability...


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 2021-02-18  31m
 
 

episode 308: Set Goals Aligned with Your Values, with Ruth Biza, #ThisIsMyEra


For every planner and course sold, #ThisIsMyEra helps a child with an education.

#ThisIsMyEra produces a 90-day planner that helps you set goals that align with your values. They also provide online courses to help you get clear on your life’s purpose.

For every planner that is purchased, #ThisIsMyEra donates school supplies to kids in need in Africa. So far, they’ve provided more than 10,000 school supplies...


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 2021-02-07  30m
 
 

episode 307: The Urgency to Go Tree Free, with Zoë Levin, Bim Bam Boo


For extended show notes, see https://tonyloyd.com/zoe-levin


Trees Should Capture Carbon, Not Crap

We know the problems with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions: Climate change, rising sea levels, flooding, droughts, wildfires, ocean acidification, climate refugees, political instability, and a lot more.

We know that it’s important to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere and the oceans...


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 2021-01-17  58m
 
 

episode 306: Using Human-Centered Design to Prevent Maternal and Infant Deaths, with Karima Ladhani, Giving Cradle and Barakat Bundle


For extended show notes, go here: https://tonyloyd.com/karima-ladhani/


80% of maternal and infant deaths are preventable.

Dr. Karima Ladhani is the daughter of immigrants. Her parents moved from India to Uganda. In 1972, Ugandan president Idi Amin expelled Asian minorities. He gave 90 days to leave the country.

Karima’s mother made her way to Canada. Her father was in a refugee camp in Malta before immigrating to Canada...


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 2020-12-20  40m
 
 

episode 305: A Safe Space in Times of Crisis, with Katherine Woo, Airbnb.org


Airbnb.org to support emergency response around the world.

Natural disasters are on the rise. Climate change has accelerated wildfires and hurricanes. Healthcare workers are responding to the global pandemic. People find themselves displaced without warning. Who better to provide a safe place to stay than Airbnb and their global network of hosts?

To respond to the need for safe housing during disaster, Airbnb has launched Airbnb.org. Airbnb...


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 2020-12-08  26m
 
 

episode 304: The Power of Voice to Make an Impact, with Regina Larko, #impact Podcast


For extended show notes, see: https://tonyloyd.com/regina-larko


A place and a community shaped Regina Larko.

Regina Larko was born and raised in Vienna.

“Three generations raised me,” Regina says. “My great-grandmother played a huge role in raising me. Her generation had experienced the hardships of the second world war. One of my great grandfathers never came home from the war...


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 2020-12-06  33m