R.I.P. Steve Jobs, Women who give a crap & Social Entrepreneurship

Does every woman want to change the world?  I don’t think so but what drives the women who do?With the very recent and saddening news of the iconic Steve Jobs, it promoted me-as death usually does to think about the contribution of my life....more

3 Answers for a Young Activist

Once or twice a month I get an email from an aspiring activist, social entrepreneur, or nonprofit professional who has just moved to the Bay Area and wants to set up a phone call to discuss the Bay Area's, "social change scene." I usually agree to the calls. My one requirement is that they send me 3-5 questions beforehand that they want to discuss during our half hour chat. Recently, a young woman sent me questions that were different than the kind I usually receive. ...more

Wanna Create Social Change? Be Creative

David Bornstein's book, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, describes the qualities Ashoka looks for in the social entrepreneurs they support through their Fellowship program. The quality that stood out the most for me was Creativity. In the book, Bill Drayton, Ashoka's founder, says that social entrepreneurs need to have two kinds of creativity: ...more