Women social entrepreneurs around the world face considerable barriers – despite being the ones working hardest to dismantle them. A panel of women at the Skoll World Forum discussed causes and remedies.
Gina McCarthy, Mary Robinson and other leading women in the fight against climate change emphasise at the Skoll World Forum that scientific solutions alone are not enough – people’s needs must be considered too.
Euclid Network’s list, announced today, celebrates 100 changemakers with “outstanding leadership skills and commitment”, whose work is inspiring others while helping create a fairer and greener economy.
Some 90% of ICT specialists in the Czech Republic are men. A grant from the Velux Foundations will help social enterprise Czechitas to change this by expanding its affordable computer training for women and girls.
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.
International social enterprise programmes can be of huge support to local pioneers, but it’s not as simple as bringing experience from one country into another, as our DICE Young Storymaker Mathilda Mallinson reports.