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Stella Airoldi, 22Stars #39

Stella Airoldi, 22Stars #39

Stella Airoldi is a social impact nomad, living a truly international life with her social enterprise, 22 Stars based in Uganda but her customers in Europe. In this weeks podcast I talk to Stella about how she runs her business in this way, what she's learnt and the incredible impact she's making in the lives of women and children in Uganda.

Karen Gross, Citizen Discourse #37

Karen Gross, Citizen Discourse #37

In this weeks podcast I speak to Karen Gross from Citizen Discourse in Texas, USA on her new social network connecting teenagers encouraging more thoughtful and mindful conversation and civil discourse online.

Sophie Roberts, West Plum Studio #34

Sophie Roberts, West Plum Studio #34

West Plum Studio is an ethical design studio based in York. Inspired by nature, architecture and other cultures Sophie creates surface pattern designs with triangles - she's a little obsessed. She adds these designs to cards and on organic fabric and tells us about how she’s growing her business.

Kate McAllister, Crisis Classroom #30

Kate McAllister, Crisis Classroom #30

Crisis Classroom has a unique methodology for bringing people together, built on the premise that we all have something to share and learn from one another. Inspired by her time teaching with migrants in Calais Kate McAllister and her Co-Founder Darren, are applying their experience as a teacher and trauma therapist to help migrants rebuild their lives as they travel to their new home. However you an now also use their methodology in your own town or place of work. 

Tara Dodson, Full Circle Resource Management

Tara Dodson, Full Circle Resource Management

How many festivals or events have you attended where you'd wish they'd provided recycling?What about when you go to a restaurant or fast-food takeaway and you're given your food in plastic containers, styro-foam (polystyrene) cups? Or maybe you get frustrated with plastic straws at your local bar? This is exactly why Tara Dodson, founder of Full Circle Resource Management set up her business out of frustration.

Amezinim Seji, Niche Hair Lab #26

Amezinim Seji, Niche Hair Lab #26

Ame Seji and her co-funder Timi are creating the first ethical, sustainable natural hair extension company: Niche Hair Lab. They take sourcing seriously and plan to 'give back' throuh a local foundation for the communities from hwich they source hair from. 

Barbara Wilson, Working With Cancer #19

Barbara Wilson, Working With Cancer #19

There are over 750,00 people of working age living with cancer in the UK. Many want to return to work but without the right support many struggle to do so. In this weeks podcast Barbara Wilson explains how her organisation, Working With Cancer supports people and their employers back in to work. 

Solene Pignet, Creators for Good #16

Solene Pignet, Creators for Good #16

A slightly different social entrepreneur this week, one who's business is all about supporting other people set up impactful and sustainable social enterprises all over the world. Solene Pignet, is French but lives in Turkey and travels when she wants to, whilst running her online social enterprise - Creators for Good

Joanne Harrop, PlacEd #14

Joanne Harrop, PlacEd #14

How do we get people involved in imagining, designing and creating the built environment around them and within the communities in which they live? This is the question Joanne Harrop, Founder of PlacEd sought to answer when she set up her social enterprise. 

Julia Lynch, Global Girl Project #11

Julia Lynch, Global Girl Project #11

Global Girl Project supports at-risk, socially minded young women aged 15 to 18 years from developing countries to gain educational and life experiences so that they can become leaders in their own community. Julia shares all, including the incredible stories of the young women on her programme. 

Annie Clements, Autism & ADHD #9

Annie Clements, Autism & ADHD #9

Putting her years of experience and passion in to Autism and ADHD, Annie says is not like going to work just how she chooses to spend her time. Annie discusses the challenges her organisation seeks to ease for families and adults with Autism or ADHD, how a social enterprise model allowed flexibility and independence to do what needed to be done, and how a trading arm is enabling their financial sustainability.