Social Entrepreneurship Institute on Friday, December 6, 2013

You and your students and colleagues may be interested in attending the Social Entrepreneurship Institute on Friday, December 6, 2013, at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. Presented by Unite For Sight, the Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner networking receptions with the speakers.

We would appreciate it if you could also please forward this message to your students and colleagues who may be interested in attending. The Institute is expected to become filled to capacity soon. Thank you!

The confirmed Social Entrepreneurship Institute speakers are:
•Keynote Address
◦”Rethinking Social Entrepreneurism: Moving from Bland Rhetoric to Impact,” Ned Breslin, CEO, Water For People
•Key Lessons From Innovators in Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship
◦”Growing an NGO and Making Systemic Change,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University; Global Health Center, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
◦”Business with a Mission: Do You Have What It Takes?” Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International
◦”Breaking Cultural Barriers: Design with Empathy,” Will Harris, Designer, Design that Matters
•Building an Effective Organization
◦”Global Health 2.0: Creating Health Care Systems in the World’s Most Impossible Places,” Mark Arnoldy, Executive Director, Nyaya Health
◦”City Health Works: Creating Sustainable Jobs in Communities that Struggle with Chronic Disease,” Donya A. Williams, Director of Operations, City Health Works
◦”Launching a Tech Startup with a Social Mission,” Jen Chiou, Executive Director, Crisis Text Line
•Measuring Impact
◦”Quantity and Quality: Integrating Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Improvement for Action and Impact,” Lisa Hirschhorn, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement Director, Partners In Health
◦”Creating and Applying Evidence to Tackle Health and Poverty Problems,” Annie Duflo, Executive Director, Innovations for Poverty Action
◦”The Challenges of Measuring Impact and the Strategies to Overcome Them,” Salimah Walani, Director, Global Health Programs, March of Dimes
•Reaching Potential: How to Successfully Scale
◦”Let’s Be Honest: What it Takes to Grow a Successful Organization,” Debra Eschmeyer, Co-Founder and Vice President of External Affairs, FoodCorps
◦”Leveraging the Marketplace and a For-Profit Model to Maximize Impact,” Rodney North, The Answer Man – Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop
◦”Tools and Strategies for Staying True to Mission,” Sophie Faris, Community Development, B Lab

Complete details and the Institute schedule can be seen at

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