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ODU Social Entrepreneurship. Shaping a Better World Today. Alicia Phillips, Associate Director for Intercultural Initiatives Office of Intercultural Relations Fall 2013 Leadership Lecture Series Presentation Wednesday, November 13, 2013 . Program Description.

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odu social entrepreneurship

ODU Social Entrepreneurship

Shaping a Better World Today

Alicia Phillips, Associate Director for Intercultural Initiatives

Office of Intercultural Relations

Fall 2013 Leadership Lecture Series Presentation

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

program description
Program Description

This session explores concepts of social entrepreneurship as a means to empowering individuals to realize their potential to make meaningful contributions to society.

We will discuss how personal experiences, passions and strengths can be used as guides to success, well-being and lasting fulfillment.

pay it forward pioneering social change activity
Pay it forward: Pioneering Social Change (activity)


On a sheet of paper –

List one for each of the following: 1) strength or talent, 2) passion, 3) skill, 4) privilege and 5) material resource.

Write down one issue, concern or problem that affects you directly or indirectly.

In the group –

Discuss your list with those in your group. Select one problem from those listed by your group members. Utilize all your tools to develop a plan, product or organization (and roles) to address the problem.

what is social entrepreneurship
What is social entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneur – agent, innovator, initiator, artist

Intrepreneur – entrepreneur who works within the context of an established organization

Social Entrepreneurship – movement beyond the status quo; movement to create solutions to social problems, issues and concerns; developing sustainable improvements to the human condition.

key industry concepts
Key industry concepts
  • Human Capital
  • Social Capital
  • Social Innovation
  • Social Responsibility
  • Social Enterprise
  • Social Value
  • Active Citizenship
  • Compassionate Capitalism
  • Large-scale
  • Long-term
elements of social entrepreneurship
Elements of social entrepreneurship

Addresses root cause of problems

Develops practical, organic solutions

Creates efficiency

Values sustainability & accountability

Values well-being, peace, justice & equity

Values interdependence vs. independence

Requires communication, self-expression, team-building, collaboration, vision, creativity & leadership

Values cultural competency

social entrepreneurs pioneering change
Social Entrepreneurs: Pioneering Change

Muhammad Yunus– 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

who are social entrepreneurs
Who are social entrepreneurs?

Good people doing good things


Artists of all types

Conscious co-creators



social entrepreneurs are everywhere
Social entrepreneurs are everywhere…


where do social entrepreneurs work
Where do social entrepreneurs work?
  • Public Service
  • Health Care
  • Corporations
  • Small Businesses
  • Community
  • Non-profit
  • Government
  • Education
  • Research
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Among other areas…

How to Become a Social Entrepreneur


Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)


Social Entrepreneurship: Definitions and Boundaries


Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for a Definition


Ashoka: Innovators for the Public


Institute for Social Entrepreneurshttp://www.socialent.org/

Echoing Greenhttp://www.echoinggreen.org/

be like a hummingbird
Be like a hummingbird...

WangariMaathai- 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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LikeODU Social Entrepreneurs on Facebook