Kelly Bewers is a social innovation leader, designing for the new economy. Former Managing Director of Year Here and Non-Executive Director of female-founded social enterprises Routes and Supply Change.
Impact measurement is not only challenging – it can also be a distraction from what really matters, argues our columnist, who draws on conversations with some of the women critiquing and reimagining this burgeoning industry.
Sharing the warts-and-all reality of creating a business is a form of resistance, argues our columnist, subverting normative, patriarchal startup culture in favour of something more honest – and more valuable.
Provocative content, thoughtful set-up of spaces, and balancing constant improvement with consistent delivery: eight mantras for designing social innovation programmes, drawn from experience at Year Here and beyond.
Startup schemes may be booming, but are they any use to women participants? Our columnist hears uncomfortable truths from experienced female founders – and suggests a new focus for nurturing women-led ventures.
At an Entrepreneur Awards in which only four women were recognised, the CEO host suggested women should “look in the mirror and tell yourselves you can do it”. Find out what Kelly Bewers made of these remarks in her new column.