social enterprise

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

Kate Welch OBE, Social Enterprise Acumen #3

Kate Welch OBE, Social Enterprise Acumen #3

In this hour long podcast, Kate shares her extensive experience of setting up and running more than 14 social enterprises. As well the impact Social Enterprise Acumen has in the North East through supporting start-ups, scale-up and creating an eco-system of support.