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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Tapping The Right Leadership Talent At Every Growth Phase

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Session Description

Leadership requirements evolve dramatically as an organisation grows. Social entrepreneurs must be able to assess the skills and competencies they need and determine where to get them both today and into the future. This session offers tips on how to identify talent gaps, utilise innovative talent sources and manage executive staff transitions.

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09:00 - 11:00 Thursday, March 29

Session leaders

  • Andrea Coleman Speaker
    Founder, Riders for Health International
    I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I had little schooling as I didn't see the value in it. I preferred to be earning money doing jobs like window cleaning, newspaper delivery and even working in a circus. I love motorcycles and motorcycle racing. Injustice makes me angry, I co-founded Riders for Health with my husband, Barry Coleman. I learned to do fundraising and promotion and building an organisation while Barry worked in Africa to prove our vision that managed transportation - motorcycles and ambulances - and contributing to health systems from a very pragmatic and practical level - is the key to allowing rural communities in Africa access to health care. Disaster struck Riders for Health at the end of 2015 and the Riders UK sank. I founded Two Wheels for Life to continue providing support for Riders for Health International - which reaches 24 million people and runs 2500 vehicles in seven African countries. The support we provide is financancial, mentoring, facilitation and capacity building. True development cannot happen if the culture, the systems and processes are not owned and run by Africans and we give all the support we can to enable Riders for Health International to develop deep roots in the continent for which our innovation was designed and which remains so neglected despite the fact that predictable mobility for goods and services for health care is critical.
  • Debra Dunn Speaker
    Co-Founder, FEED Collaborative, Stanford University
    Debra is a faculty member at Stanford University's where she co-founded the FEED (Food Entrepreneurship, Education and Design) Collaborative, an exciting partnership between the and the School of Earth that cultivates radical innovation in the food system through human centered design, project-based, experiential learning and social entrepreneurship. She also works as an advisor to social ventures around the world. Previously Debra was a business executive at Hewlett Packard where the common threads in her broad, 22 year career were driving large scale change, creating new businesses and producing positive social impact and good business results concurrently. She serves on the Boards of the Skoll Foundation. B Lab and and the global advisory board of the African Leadership University. She is dedicated to food system transformation, social entrepreneurship and sustainable business. Debra received her BA from Brown University and her MBA from Harvard University.
  • Dennis Whittle Speaker
    Co-Founder, GlobalGiving
    Dennis Whittle is the co-founder of GlobalGiving. Before joining the World Bank in 1986, Dennis worked in the Philippines with the Asian Development Bank and with USAID. Until October 2000, Dennis was part of a troika that led the World Bank's Corporate Strategy and Innovation units. From 1992-1997, he led a variety of initiatives in the Bank's Russia program, including housing reform and energy efficiency projects. From 1987-1992, Dennis was an economist in the World Bank's Jakarta office advising the Indonesian Ministries of Finance and National Development, and managing projects in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Dennis graduated with honors in religious studies from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and did his graduate work in development studies and economics at Princeton University. Dennis also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
  • Founder, Child and Youth Finance International
    The founder of several innovative and award-winning NGOs, Jeroo Billimoria encapsulates what it means to be a social entrepreneur. She is a Skoll awardee, an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow and is considered to be among the world’s leading changemakers. Among her organizations are Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) and Aflatoun International. CYFI leads the Child & Youth Finance Movement to ensure financial inclusion and Economic Citizenship Education for young people worldwide, while Aflatoun International has succeeded in working with global partners to provide social and financial education to over 1 million children in 84 countries. Prior to this, Jeroo founded Childline India and ChildHelpline International, which have facilitated a global movement for protection of children and youth and are active in more than 181 countries – having responded to over 160 million calls. Billimoria is a globally respected speaker and advocate of economic empowerment for children. Her social and humanitarian work has reached lives of millions of children around the world. She has been a speaker at the World Economic Forum, the Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship, provided several TEDx talks, and presented at a range of international corporations and universities. Additional awards include: • Jeroo listed as #4 in the 2015 edition of “De Dikke Blauwe Top 100” Philanthropy Year Guide • Jeroo ranked 3rd in the charity and non-profit category of Opzij's Top 100 Influential Women 2015 • CYFI listed among Global Journal's Top 100 NGOs (2016) • Aflatoun named to Global Journal's Top 100 NGOs (2012 and 2013) • Innovators for the Public Fellowship awarded by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public • Schwab Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs • 2012 Outstanding Social Entrepreneur • Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship • One of the Phoenix 50 for her work with Aflatoun • Union of Arab Banks Award for her work with CYFI
  • Marc Freedman Speaker
    CEO and Founder,
    Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of A visiting scholar at Stanford University during 2014-15 and formerly a visiting fellow at King’s College, University of London, Freedman is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel and a frequent commentator in the media. He is the author of four books, including most recently, "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife." Freedman was named a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation and is the recipient of the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. He co-founded Experience Corps, mobilizing thousands of individuals over 50 to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students in 22 U.S. cities, and spearheaded the creation of the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 prize for social entrepreneurs in the second half of life.