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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Addressing The Talent Gap

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Session Description

Social entrepreneurs increasingly report that access to human capital is one of the biggest challenges they face. This raises a whole host of challenges around recruiting and retaining the right talent to ensure effective implementation and impact on the ground. This experienced panel will discuss both the challenges and opportunities that accompany growth as well as effective strategies for attracting and keeping the human resources you need to succeed.

When | Where

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday, March 27

Session leaders

  • David Damberger Speaker
    Co-founder, Ethical Ocean
    David Damberger is a current Skoll Skollar at Oxford Said Business School. Previously, David was an African Director of Engineers Without Borders Canada and is a co-founder of the online ethical shopping market, Ethical Ocean, and the fairly traded ice hockey puck initiative called 'RUBR'.
  • Deepti Doshi Speaker
    Strategic Partnerships, , Facebook
    Deepti leads the development of product partnerships across Asia for Facebook. She is a social entrepreneur who has started and led non-profit and for-profit organizations for social change. Prior to joining Facebook, she founded Haiyya, a platform for building leadership in ordinary citizens to create communities in their neighborhoods to tackle civic governance issues. As the Country Director of Escuela Nueva, she up its first India program bringing its education methodology to low cost private schools. Prior to that she designed and launched the Acumen Fund Fellows Program, which develops leaders through training and field placements with social enterprise globally. Her work has been featured in Business Week, India Today, Mint, and Femina. She started her career as a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners on organizations design and helped launched Marshall Goldsmith Partners, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. Deepti is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and the Wharton Business School and holds a bachelors degree in Psychology. She is a TED Fellow, an Aspen Institute Ideas Scholar, and serves on the Board of the Leading Change Network.
    CEO and Founder,
    Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of A former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, he is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel and the author of four books, most recently, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. His new book, How to Live Forever, will be published by Hachette Book Group in January of 2019. Freedman co-founded Experience Corps and spearheaded creation of the Purpose Prize, the Encore Fellows initiative, and the Generation to Generation campaign. He has been honored as a Skoll Awardee, and Ashoka Senior Fellow, and a Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum. Freedman serves on the boards of Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, the Milken Center for the Future of Aging, and the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Yale School of Management.
  • Managing Director, Riders for Health International
    Ngwarati Mashonga is a transport, supply chain and health logistics expert. Ngwarati joined Riders in his native Zimbabwe in 1996, after qualifying as a skilled worker class one motorcycle mechanic. He became programme director in 2001, overseeing a team of 41 staff and the management of nearly 600 vehicles. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce degree (specialising in transport economics) and a Master of Science Degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management. In 2007, Ngwarati was appointed to the post of field programme co-ordinator, to oversee the replication of Riders’ programmes into new countries. His most replication work is Riders involvement in Ebola eradication and set-up of Liberia program from 2015. Riders for Health trains mechanics, transport administrators, drivers, riders to keep motor vehicles and motorcycles in rural Africa running, providing the means for health workers and resources to reach the people who needed them. The organisation started out raising money by putting on events in the motorcycle community. This strategy is still the cornerstone of their fundraising, but they now also run auctions, take donations and work with a wide range of partners in health systems strengthening and developing transport infrastructure for Africa.
  • Pamela Hartigan Speaker
    Director (2009-2016), Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
    Dr. Pamela Hartigan was Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School at the University of Oxford from 2009 until her passing in 2016. She was also founding partner of Volans Ventures, an organization focused on building innovative scalable solutions to challenges affecting our future. Prior to starting Volans, Dr. Hartigan spent eight years as the Founding Managing Director of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, where she was also a member of the Managing Board. Of Ecuadorian origin, Dr. Hartigan first came to the United States at 17 years of age to study at Georgetown University; she went on to complete a PhD in human developmental psychology at the Catholic University of America. Throughout her career, she held varied leadership positions in multilateral organizations and educational institutions, as well as in entrepreneurial ventures. She was responsible for conceptualizing and creating new organizations, departments, and programs across a variety of institutions and platforms. Dr. Hartigan was a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship and innovation at graduate business schools in the USA, Europe, and Asia, and an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Business School and at the University of Technology Sydney. She co-authored a book with John Elkington, founder of SustainAbility (UK), entitled The Power of Unreasonable People: How Entrepreneurs Create Markets to Change the World, which was published by Harvard Business Press in 2008. She was a trustee of social investment organizations, publicly listed companies, and social impact focused organizations around the world. Dr. Pamela Hartigan died on August 12, 2016, at her home in France.