Collapse Chat: Silviculturists, Entrepreneurs and Social Science

November 18, 2019

The Rising Expectations of Women Entrepreneurship

October 17, 2019

Over the years, I have met many Moroccan professionals committed to becoming the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and role models in their country, even if that means going abroad to take advantage of opportunities that have not yet matured in Morocco. I recently met with Najwa...

A Muslim Leader Honored in the US

March 20, 2018

Religious leaders such as the Aga Khan may be difficult to decipher in Western contexts. On March 14, the governor of Georgia presented a state proclamation to Prince Shah Karim al-Hussaini, the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. The proclamation recognizes the Aga...

Social Entrepreneurship: What’s the Best Way to Make a Difference?

January 30, 2016

For-profit, nonprofit, impact investing: Which works best? Three social entrepreneurs in Africa share their very different approaches. Social entrepreneurship is on the rise. Sixty percent of all social enterprises today were founded only within the past eight years, according to Harvard...

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

January 20, 2016

Studying at university provides students with the necessary tools to become an entrepreneur and overcome common startup problems. There has always been a fierce debate of whether entrepreneurship can be taught or not, and if an entrepreneur is made or simply born. In the past, being an...

Entrepreneurship in India is a Story With Two Endings

October 05, 2015

India’s abundance of young and hungry talent is both a boon and a bane for the country’s future. Those who know India well know that anything that was ever said about the country is as likely to be true as is the exact opposite. It is a country that is constantly in great flux as what was...

The World This Week: Entrepreneurship in the Air and Africa on the Move

July 25, 2015

Entrepreneurship can transform emerging economies, but governments still have a role to play. Adam Smith, a professor of moral philosophy who practiced his craft in the Scotland of Enlightenment, would probably be pleased this week. For the first time, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)...

Exploring the Next Iteration of Social Entrepreneurship

February 22, 2015

Diana Ayton-Shenker has made it her mission to help organizations optimize their impact through social entrepreneurship. More and more, organizations looking to have a positive social impact are realizing that philanthropic institutions can learn some lessons from those that are inspired by the...

The Tech Revolution: Female Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment

July 25, 2014

Promoting female entrepreneurship in developing countries is crucial in the fight against poverty. After a discussion with Christopher M. Schroeder, it was clear that female entrepreneurship is thriving across the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in the technology sector. In his new...

Women’s Entrepreneurship to Change Afghanistan’s Future

October 31, 2012

With the traditional role models slowly shifting, women entrepreneurs contribute greatly to a changing Afghanistan society. Women are some of the most vulnerable members of Afghanistan’s society. Afghan society has found it difficult to include women in development and entrepreneurship...

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