On Wednesday 12th June 2019, I was delighted to be an expert panel speaker at the #INFOCUS Conference 2019 at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva.
I was talking about the value and power of social entrepreneurship to create solutions for people and planet, with a focus on market -making for social enterprise in Russia and youth inclusion in the design and delivery of solutions.
I explored the importance of building the soft skills of entrepreneurial mindset, understanding and living personal and corporate values; and building partnerships and supply chains well ahead of bidding for contracts together.
I was drawing on my experiences of market-making for social enterprise in the UK, particularly for health and social care organisations.
Solution: Speaker, Expert Panel Member
Topic: Social Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship
Commissioned by: INFOCUS Conference
Date: June 2019
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Your unique blend of imagination and creativity, is the starting point for creating solutions for a flourishing planet. As a speaker at the International Symposium on the Real-World Impact of Creativity, hosted by Webster University Geneva’s Center for Creativity & Innovation, on 6th December 2019, I shared the why, how and what of how I use wellbeing tools with innovation challenges to inspire radical solutions for a flourishing planet.
Alongside academics specialising in researching creativity and innovation, I shared the insights and experience from my work, particularly with youth and start-up entrepreneurs, talking about 'A Different Starting Point to Create Solutions for a Flourishing Planet.'
"We need radical solutions to truly tackle challenges in communities and at a global scale, which means we need a new generation of intra- and entrepreneurs with the courage, vision and skills to imagine and design around flourishing, for flourishing of people and planet.
We need to cultivate the conditions for people to show-up in their organisations in this way, to create their best solutions and challenge the status quo. That means connecting them to their unique creativity and giving them the space to explore and discover.
Bringing together wellbeing tools and innovation challenges, provides a new lens to look through and ‘change-maker spaces’ to play with ideas, break entrenched rules, take risks and change perspective to generate innovative solutions; as well as building complex problem-solving, design and systems thinking skills."
Listen to me sharing my talk, I come in at approx. 33.20
Solution: Session and Panel Speaker
Topic: Creativity, Wellbeing Tools, Innovation Challenges, Sustainability
Location: Webster University Geneva
Commissioned by: Webster Center for Creativity & Innovation
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