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.