Social Entrepreneurism and Innovation

The Sullivan Foundation is committed to promoting the efforts of our partner schools and the social enterprise sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Here we provide news coverage related to Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; and Goal 17: Partnerships.

photo of Lily Adeleye, Target's youngest retailer and CEO of Lily Frilly

She's the Bawse: Meet the Youngest Retailer in the History of Target

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Lily Adeleye, CEO of Lily Frilly, is a child entrepreneur and daughter of black haircare maven Courtney Adeleye of The Mane Choice.
photo of Stedman Graham, an entrepreneur and the longtime partner of Oprah Winfrey

Stedman Graham: Self-Leadership and Finding Your Own Identity

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In this video discussion with Kevin Edwards of Real Leaders Magazine, Stedman Graham talks about his "Nine-Steps Success" program and the importance of finding your identity.

Video: Solving the Single-Use Plastic Problem With Emma Rose of FinalStraw

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Social entrepreneur Emma Rose talks with Kevin Edwards of Real Leaders Magazine about "Foreverables," fun, sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics, and America's recycling problem.

Video: Why Mary Kay, Inc. Is Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs

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Kevin Edwards of Real Leaders Magazine talks to Deborah Gibbins, COO of Mary Kay, Inc., about the Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator, a worldwide initiative launched in partnership with six UN agencies.
photo of Deborah Gibbins of Mary Kay, Inc. at the launch of the Women's Entrepreneurship AcceleratorMary Kay Inc.

Mary Kay, Inc. Aims to Empower Women Through Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator

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The Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator will offer a guided digital curriculum, on-the-ground training and mentorship while working to eliminate roadblocks for women in business.
this photo shows a character featured in the Papinee Club, a children's program on YouTube

Social Enterprise Takes Kids on Global Journey of the Imagination to Cope With Pandemic

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Inspired by the stories his mother told him in childhood, Dev Suj founded Papinee, which offers storytelling kits and free programming on Youtube for kids coping with the pandemic.