Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I raised two million dollars to start The Global Good Fund. To-date, the organization has invested 10,000 hours and $770,000 in the leadership development of 28 young entrepreneurs representing 20 countries and industries including education, technology, renewable energy, youth development, healthcare, water sanitation, and sustainable fashion.
More than half of the Fellows are female. This statistic is compelling given that female entrepreneurship is not socially acceptable in several countries where The Global Good Fund operates. To ensure we support global initiatives, 50% of the Fellows operate organizations internationally.
Growing The Global Good Fund network has been an important leadership priority. I enabled growth of advisory members and our executive mentor network by 500% since the organization’s inception to include Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, former CEO of Sallie Mae, CEO of Inova Health System, CEO of Washington First Bank, Co-Founder of Trulia, CEO of Monumental Sports, and other seasoned business executives.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
The tool was created mainly in collaboration with John Maxwell Companies, Yale University, PwC, Booz & Company and Deloitte. We partnered with Yale University to pull together intensive research and Booz & Company to provide economic modeling on the social impact our tools could have. After 6 months of research, we partnered with Deloitte D2i and PwC to develop the 360 MIRROR for the social enterprise community. The tool is informed by evidence-based recommendations from Yale University’s research. The technology platform for the tool was later acquired by PwC, though The Global Good Fund retains the data and Intellectual Property rights.
The Global Good Fund will now offer this tool in partnership with the THNK School of Creative Leadership.
More than 100 individuals work with The Global Good Fund on a pro-bono basis and have helped bring the 360 tool to market. These individuals are at the peaks of their respective careers (e.g. University Presidents, Co-founder of BET, Consulting Managing Director etc.) and demonstrate a commitment to accelerating the development of young social leaders across the globe.
We collaborate with organizations such as Ashoka, Echoing Green and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Village Capital, Investors Circle, Nexus Youth Summit and The Case Foundation as pipeline partners whereby we co-invest with a special focus on leadership development to further leverage infrastructure grants and equity investments.