WILD is committed to bringing together a global network of actors who together can amplify the work of growth-oriented women social entrepreneurs.
This past April 10, we put together a highly successful all-day event in Oxford, England that brought together 50+ donors, investors, fellowship programs, and social entrepreneurs to explore this question: Female Founders of Social Enterprises: What Support is Critical for Greater Impact and to personally thrive?
We had speakers from the Skoll Foundation, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Echoing Green, Ashoka, the Criterion Institute, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), Stanford University, and female social entrepreneurs from around the world.
Here are the reasons we came together:
Define actions we are interested in taking forward collectively.
Gain concrete knowledge to inform current investments and future programming.
Develop useful connections with other individuals and organizations committed to greater diversity in social entrepreneurship.
Benefit from a “rocket fuel injection of inspiration" that comes from women leaders speaking frankly about progress and opportunities.
Schedule: April 10, 9:45am to 3:00pm
9:15 - 9:45am
9:45 - 10.15 am
Join us for coffee and networking
Kick-Off & Interactive introductions
Fiona Macaulay, Founder & CEO, WILD Network and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
10:15 - 10:45am
10:45 - 11:00am
11:00 - 11:15am
11:15 - 11:30am
11:30am - 12:45pm
Plenary #1: State of the Field in Gender Lens Investing
Joy Anderson, Founder and President, Criterion Institute
Cathy Clark, Director, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) i3 Initiative on Impact Investing, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
Talk: Strategies for Success and Barriers to Entry - Kathleen Kelly Janus, Author Start Up Success & Social Enterprise Lecturer, Stanford University
Talk: The State of Women's Entrepreneurship - Maura McAdam, Director of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management, Dublin City University
Plenary #2: What support and opportunities have proven critical to female
founders to scale their impact, while thriving personally?
Molly Melching, Founder, and Creative Director Tostan, Senegal (Skoll Fellow)
Ruth Ibegbuna, Founder and Chief Executive, RECLAIM, UK (Ashoka Fellow)
Bonnie Chiu, CEO & Founder, Lensational, Hong Kong (Social Entrepreneur)
Dr. Shannon May, Co-Founder, Bridge International Academies
12:45 - 1:15pm
1:15 - 2:30pm
Networking Lunch - Light Lunch served
Plenary #3: How are leading incubators, investors and donors leading on this topic, and what are they learning?
Talk: Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
Stephanie Dodson Cornell, Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Brittany Boettcher, Senior Program Manager, Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
Pamela Roussos, Chief Innovation Officer, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
Shannon Farley, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Fast Forward
Moderator: Marco A. Davis, Partner, New Profit
Fireside Chat: Why Are Seasoned Leaders Choosing Executive Leadership Coaching and What's the Opportunity for Social Enterprise?
Hortense le Gentil, Executive Leadership Coach (France)
Donnie Dhillon, Executive Leadership Coach (U.K.)
2:30 - 2:55pm Small Group Discussion: What Else is Being Done & Opportunities for Collaboration
What are you and your organization doing on this topic?
Where are the opportunities to link efforts?
2:55 - 3:15pm
Draft agenda, subject to change
Closing: Looking Ahead
Tues. April 10th, 2018 in Oxford, England
The Old Bank Hotel, 92-94 High St, Oxford OX1 4BJ
8 minutes walk from the New Theatre
9:45am - 3:00pm
Registration Fee $50.00 - cost recovery fee
Please note as space is limited to ~40 people. We encourage you to RSVP to confirm your attendance as soon as possible.
We ask that those attending commit to participating in the full day workshop from 9:45am - 3:15pm. Doors open 9:30am for coffee!
Scoll Week Ecosystem Event
This is a Skoll Week Ecosystem Event, independently organized at the time of The Skoll World Forum. It is open to Skoll World Forum delegates, members of the WILD Network, and others who care deeply about and are taking action on this topic. Ecosystem event attendees will receive tickets from the Skoll World Forum to all Skoll World Forum plenaries taking place at New Theatre in Oxford, can participate in select evening social events including receptions and pub nights as well as leverage networking opportunities with Skoll Forum delegates.