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1 month ago

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Today Babele and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network launched the 5th edition of the Investment Readiness Program: an accelerator aimed at helping SDGs driven ventures develop an investment memorandum and connect with a global network of impact investors - to get the resources they need to scale their impact.We cofounded this program after an inspiring conversation with Jeffrey Sachs, and we would have never imagined what impact this would have had over time 🙂We welcome our new entrepreneurs and mentors and wish them the best of luck with their journey! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Before founding Girl Geek X, Chang was VP of Strategic Partnerships at Hackbright Academy, a women's engineering school which has graduated over 500+ female software engineers. Follow @thisgirlangie / www.linkedin.com/in/thisgirlangie/For more Tech opportunities for Women, check our work at www.itsforwomen.eu/#its4women #eramusplusproject #biancalewis #ErasmusPlus #its4women #empoweringwomen #techworld #europe #inspiringBefore founding Girl Geek X, Chang was VP of Strategic Partnerships at Hackbright Academy, a women's engineering school which has graduated over 500+ female software engineers. Follow @thisgirlangie / www.linkedin.com/in/thisgirlangie/For more Tech opportunities for Women, check our work at www.itsforwomen.eu/#ITs4Women #eramusplusproject #biancalewis #ErasmusPLus #its4women #empoweringwomen #techworld #europe #inspiring ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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On Monday the whole IT's 4 Women team met for a energetic and detailed transnational meeting at Dalarna Science Park to coordinate on the project, align on how the platform is going to look like, and conceive the best user experience for women to get inspired in choosing a career in IT. Stay tuned for our beta testing in July 🙂On Monday the whole IT's 4 Women team met for a energetic and detailed transnational meeting at Dalarna Science Park to coordinate on the project, align on how the platform is going to look like, and conceive the best user experience for women to get inspired in choosing a career in IT. Stay tuned for our beta testing in July 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Emanuele Musa is preparing a webinar for Catalyst 2030, and here is the official invite to join the session 🙂The topic? The love story between corporates and social ventures!When? May 9th > 10:30 – 11:30 am CET.Where? Online. Link to the event: catalysingchangeweek.catalyst2030.net/events/the-love-story-between-corporates-and-social-ventures/What are we going to talk about?I spent the past 8 years building social innovation ecosystems, and I am happy to finally witness corporates and public institutions rushing to achieve ESGs: Environmental and Social goals.Check this out:- Even the US government shifted their transition to ESGs (KPMG)advisory.kpmg.us/articles/2021/esg-an-immediate-priority.html- How ESGs create value for corporates (McKinsey)www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Business%20Functions/Strategy%20and%20Corporate%20Finance/Our%2...Even traditional sectors and companies that are historically difficult to change are asking themselves how to truly create and measure impact + engage all the employees in the process.These corporates have realized that in order to achieve the ESG, the internal human resources will never be enough. They must collaborate with a completely different set of organizations, partners, and suppliers, that are aligned with the targeted SDGs. More evidence here:- How Social Enterprises Can Help Corporations Meet Their ESG Goals (Harvard Business Review)hbr.org/sponsored/2022/01/how-social-enterprises-can-help-corporations-meet-their-esg-goals- The Road to Corporate Sustainability is Through Social Entrepreneurshipwww.resonanceglobal.com/hubfs/Guides/Catalyst%202030%20-%20Catalysing%20Collaboration/Resonance_C...On the other end, there is a myriad of seed-stage impact ventures that are struggling to get to the next level of company development (growth/series A).And so, during this webinar, we will bring together these two worlds: explain which corporates are joining forces with social ventures (from tech giants to breweries) and how such collaborations are accelerating the achievement of ESGs.>> In other words, social ventures, through their products and services, foster impact creation for corporates customers. <<Instead of aiming for the individual impact, corporate and social ventures together, can achieve collective impact: the ultimate cure to all our societal problems.More on this topic in this amazing Stanford article :ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impactSo, do you join me? 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Reshma Saujani is a lawyer and politician who was the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress. She founded Girls Who Code, an organization that supports and aims to increase the number of women in tech. Follow @reshmasaujani / www.linkedin.com/in/reshma-saujani/For more Tech opportunities for Women, check our work at www.itsforwomen.eu/#its4women #eramusplusproject #biancalewis #ErasmusPlus #its4women #empoweringwomen #techworld #europe #inspiringReshma Saujani is a lawyer and politician who was the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress. She founded Girls Who Code, an organization that supports and aims to increase the number of women in tech. Follow @reshmasaujani / www.linkedin.com/in/reshma-saujani/For more Tech opportunities for Women, check our work at www.itsforwomen.eu/#ITs4Women #eramusplusproject #biancalewis #ErasmusPLus #its4women #empoweringwomen #techworld #europe #inspiring ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Here we are, at the last transnational meeting in Reus, Spain, celebrating the end of the European funded project #Desire: an ambitious program to teach social entrepreneurship to kids aged 13 to 15 years old across 5 countries (www.desireproject.eu). The project's expected outcomes were achieved and got extremely positive feedback from the young participants who claim that "we now know how to make money while having a positive impact".I'm happy but critical at the same time with the European funding mechanism: all these Erasmus projects come with a #sustainability plan, which is never attained because it's impossible to "prototype" an initiative and have a working business model 1 week after.The main issue is that, even if we have the proof that this initiative creates value, no one in the consortium will have the opportunity to work on it after the project ends, because there won't be resources to invest in building the business case, this, like most other projects, the impact will be limited to the constituencies that took part in the pilot, which in my opinion, is too limited.The consortium could apply for a new project which would build on the work done, but it would take more than 1 year between application and approval, killing the momentum we achieved to this date.Babele 's tip for the European Commission for ERASMUS PLUS KA2 Strategic Partnerships? If a project achieves its goals and concretely demonstrates value creation, the consortium should immediately get funding for 1 more year, which should be used to create a business case.If in the 1 additional year, the members validate a viable revenue model to cover the costs for running the program, then the national agency should provide additional funding for 1 year, aimed at scaling the service across multiple European countries.A stage-gates-based system would allow not to waste resources on headless projects but would prove invaluable for those initiatives that have the potential to scale sustainably while strengthening the relationship across the EU stakeholders involved. let's hope someone in #brussels is listening. ... See MoreSee Less
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