social entrepreneur

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.

Mandeep Kaur, Tribes for Good #35

Mandeep Kaur, Tribes for Good #35

In this weeks episode we talk to Mandeep Kaur, co-Founder of Tribes for Good who develop the potential of individuals as changemakers, through their culturally immersive, educational and impactful experiences in India. Recognising there was a gap for people who wanted to be employees not CEO’s and Founders of social entrepreneurs, Tribes for Good was created.

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. 

Madeline Petrow & Lenny Leeman, MAMOQ #29

Madeline Petrow & Lenny Leeman, MAMOQ #29

MAMOQ is a curated, fashion marketplace for the conscious consumer, it includes 35 carefully selected brands and tells the story of each as well as their ethical or environmental ethos. Find out how to get 10% of your first order. 

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. 

Claire Lyons, The Frugal Family #25

Claire Lyons, The Frugal Family #25

Claire Lyons started her business as a blog, about her 'family project' to consider how they were spending their money and reduce the amount of 'stuff' in their home. After baby number four Claire and her husband re-focused on what was important to them as a family, re-connected with their values and began thinking about how they could live more frugally and sustainably. 

Sanne Meijboom, I-Like Local #24

Sanne Meijboom, I-Like Local #24

The trend for home-stays, farm-work holidays and other 'live like a local' adventures is growing in the tourism industry....but how do we know we are experiencing something authentic or contributing positively to the people we stay with, or local economy? Sanne Mejiboom has answered this with her social business: I-Like Local. 

Joy MacKeith, Triangle Consulting #23

Joy MacKeith, Triangle Consulting #23

Joy Mackeith started Triangle Consulting with 2 other women, when they were freelancers and simply had a joint interest in working with mission driven organisations and charities. They now provide a suite of tools to help in one-to-one support situations, to enable the key-worker and service user to see the change or distance travelled for the service user, during the engagement. 

Tahni Aitken, Kudu & Mimi #22

Tahni Aitken, Kudu & Mimi #22

Kudu & Mimi is a fantastic example of doing good business. Not only is the ethics and environment considered in sourcing and manufacturing the products they sell, the profits go towards a local charity the founders are passionate about. Tahni Aitken shares her story of setting up Kudu & Mimi with her sister. 

Lindsey McCoy, Plaine Products #21

Lindsey McCoy, Plaine Products #21

A simple and yet revolutionary idea, to return and reuse the packaging that contains our shampoo, conditioner and body wash, so we can reduce single use plastic in the home. Plaine Products provides exactly that service. Find out more in this weeks podcast. 

Jen Baughan, Solutions for the Planet #20

Jen Baughan, Solutions for the Planet #20

Learn more about the amazing organisation where I first learnt about social entrepreneurship and it's ability to transform lives, the way we lead businesses and consume, with my best friend and colleague Jen Baughan, CEO of Solutions for the Planet. 

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. 

Jo Godden, Ruby Moon #18

Jo Godden, Ruby Moon #18

Like many innovative entrepreneurs, increasingly using waste products as a resource for their business, Jo-Anne Godden uses nylon fishing nets, reclaimed from the Mediterranean as the sustainable material for her designer gym and swimwear range at Ruby Moon. 

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

Juliette Piazza, Inclu-sight

Juliette Piazza, Inclu-sight

Have you ever thought about whether your website is accessible to people with disabilities? No most people haven't and don't even know it's an issue. Inclu-sight provides a solution. Juliette shares how she's solving this problem, and how much she's achieved in just 6 months!