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Erin Worsham

Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship


Erin L. Worsham is a social impact leader with nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit, public and private sectors, both in the US and abroad. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the award-winning Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE). CASE – a research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business – has educated thousands of MBA students and worked with thousands of organizations to accelerate social entrepreneurship, impact investing and help entrepreneurs leap the chasm from idea to impact at scale.

In her role at CASE, Erin contributes to thought leadership on social entrepreneurship and scaling social impact, leads the development and execution of center strategy, establishes relationships with key constituents, and oversees operations and programs. Erin has been at Fuqua since 2009, having played a variety of roles within CASE as well as developed the strategy for and launched a new position within the Fuqua Career Management Center focused on social impact careers.

Erin brings to Fuqua extensive experience in the nonprofit, public and private sectors including consulting with government and nonprofit clients at Booz Allen Hamilton, helping to develop public-private partnerships at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), working on private sector development issues at the World Bank, and working for a nonprofit think tank in Washington D.C. She earned her BA from Duke University and her MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Amongst other accolades, Erin was recognized as a “40 under 40” awardee by the Triangle Business Journal in 2014.