Last year, Echoing Green started a conversation about the role and world of women in social innovation. We discussed the recent decrease in the number of women social entrepreneurs selected by Echoing Green and five of our peer organizations, including Ashoka, Draper Richards, and Unreasonable Institute. We noted that on the investor side, the ratio of female to male investors is virtual non-existent. Also, that more men than women obtain MBAs. 2009 Echoing Green Fellow Bethany Henderson talked about the realities of juggling parenting and social entrepreneurship, and 2008 Fellow Katie Orenstein celebrated a recent increase in the number of women voices heard in the public debate.

We invite you to add your voice to the feed below, where we’ll continue to explore the opportunities to encourage and harness young women leaders to solve world biggest problems.

Do Women Still Need to Prove Themselves?

Do Women Still Need to Prove Themselves?




Over and over again, research—and results—are proving that women are good investments. Now, it’s our responsibility, as a community of investors, mentors, and leaders, to do more than just take notice.Read more.



What Does Leading With Moxie Mean to You?

What Does Leading With Moxie Mean to You?




Anyone who knows me knows one of my favorite sayings is “Be Bold.” It is a core component of Echoing Green’s belief system—that each “solutionist” must muster up all their internal boldness to be able to create the change they want to see in the world. It’s bold to envision big change. It’s even bolder to take action to enact the change. We see this boldness in our Fellows. We teach boldness in our Work on Purpose trainings. We love boldness. I am joined by a group of extraordinary trainers, who we asked, What does leading with moxie mean to you? Read More.



The Buzz 5-11-12

The Buzz 5-11-12




Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking. This past week: the lack of women with board seats, rookie mistakes, and should "westerners" step in to make a difference in Africa?Read more.



Building Change from the Ground Up

Building Change from the Ground Up




2004 Echoing Green Fellow Elizabeth Hausler found a way to connect her childhood, her education, and her passion for construction to create a meaningful change in the way people live.Read more.



The Buzz 4-20-12

The Buzz 4-20-12




Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking. This past week: reducing the gap between male and female founders, making social entrepreneurship more mainstream, and responding to David Brooks.Read more.



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