Social Entrepreneurship 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 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.

Dr. Stephanie Raible Seeks Social Entrepreneurs to Participate in Leadership Study

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The study will explore the leadership approaches, philosophies and practices of social entrepreneurs who have been fulltime in their roles for 3.5 years or longer.
photo of the Dare to Dream earrings which will raise money for a social enterprise dedicated to promoting menstrual equity

Wofford College Social Entrepreneurs Plant a SEED. for Global Change

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SEED. founders Mackenzie Syiem and Grace Gehlken aim to create economic empowerment opportunities for both artisans and the communities in which they live.

Campbell University Students Go in Search of Rural Entrepreneurs

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To boost an increasingly urbanized economy, "the secret sauce is an entrepreneur who is willing to experiment, fail, and try again," CU instructor Scott Kelly says.
this photo shows social enterprise CEOS at the MO Summit

Sullivan Foundation Offers Unique Student Internship Opportunity for 2020 MO Summit

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Presented by Big Path Capital and Real Leaders magazine, the MO Summit convenes hundreds of CEOs who are scaling high-growth, positive-impact companies.