On Thursday, December 10, 2015 the Foster School of Business’s Global Business Center will be hosting Sally Osberg, President & CEO of the Skoll Foundation, for a conversation about social entrepreneurship and her new book “Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works” co-authored with Roger L. Martin. The conversation, and questions & answer session, will be monitored by the Foster School’s Dr. Emer Dooley and will be followed by a reception where Sally Osberg will be selling and signing her new book.
This free event is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Please register at: bit.ly/SallyOsberg
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 6-8pm (discussion 6-7pm, reception and book signing 7-8pm)
Location: Anthony’s Forum, 3rd Floor of Dempsey Hall, University of Washington
About Sally Osberg
Sally Osberg has been an entrepreneurial leader and catalyst for social change throughout her career. As President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, she partners with Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll and guides the organization in its search and support of innovators pioneering scalable solutions to pressing global problems. Under Sally’s leadership, the Foundation has invested in more than 100 ventures led by social entrepreneurs worldwide and brokered cutting-edge partnerships with organizations such as the Sundance Institute and the Social Progress Imperative. Her work has appeared in CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and others. She has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s Millennium 100 by the San Jose Mercury News and one of the social sector’s 50 most influential leaders by The NonProfit Times.
Skoll Foundation at a glance
Jeff Skoll created the Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.
The mission of the Skoll Foundation is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.
Social entrepreneurs are society’s change agents—creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already enacting positive change throughout the world, the Skoll Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact, and fundamentally improve society.
Getting Beyond Better begins with a probing and useful theory of social entrepreneurship, moving through history to illuminate what it is, how it works, and the nature of its role in modern society. The authors then set out a framework for understanding how successful social entrepreneurs actually go about producing transformative change.
With both depth and nuance, Martin and Osberg offer rich examples and stories, and share lessons and tools applicable to everyone who aspires to drive positive change, whatever the context. Getting Beyond Better offers a bold new framework demonstrating how and why meaningful change actually happens in the world, and offering concrete lessons and a practical model for businesses, policy-makers, and civil society organizations to generate new value, again and again
Questions? Contact the Global Business Center at [email protected].