Bringing about dramatic and lasting social change requires lifelong leadership and learning lessons along the way.
Headed for the 'Frisco Bay
Echoing Green Fellows from all over the world are headed to San Francisco to attend our annual All Fellows Conference. We're excited to see, reconnect, and reflect with the Fellows and special guests. Although this conference is closed to the public, you can follow along on Facebook and Twitter to get updates while we're there.
Meanwhile, here's an update from the field:
2008 EG Fellow Jane Chen was recently named a TED Senior Fellow. Her organization, Embrace—which develops and distributes low-cost infant incubators in developing countries—was recently featured on CNN.
2007 EG Fellow Maile Broccoli-Hickey was recognized at the Manhattan Institute's annual Social Entrepreneurship Awards dinner for her work providing English language instruction at the workplace to increase employees' competitive advantage and improve their quality of life.
It’s been a busy autumn for 2011 EG Fellows David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni of Sanergy. They won a $100,000 prize through the 2011 MassChallenge Startup Competition and Accelerator, were featured in Business Week, and are finalists in Changemakers Making More Health competition. They also found time to visit 2011 EG Fellow Joel Jackson of Mobius Motors in Nairobi, and took the prototype for Mobius Two for a spin:
Congratulations to 2004 EG Fellow Benita Singh, who was recently named a Cartier Awards 2011 Laureate for Source4Style, which connects brands and fashion designers to a network of global suppliers that source sustainable, ecological materials.
2009 EG Fellow Eric Glustrom received Grinnell College’s Young Innovator for Social Justice Award for his work with Educate!, which empowers high school students in Uganda to become the next generation of socially responsible leaders.
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