The Real Problem Solvers
Presentation by Ruth Shapiro, Principal, Keyi Strategies
Registration: 12:15 pm
Luncheon: 12:30 pm
Close: 2:00 pm
Today, "social entrepreneurship" describes a host of new initiatives, and often refers to approaches that are breaking from traditional philanthropic and charitable organizational behavior. Nowhere is this more so than in the United States, where from 1995-2005, the number of non-profit organizations registered with the IRS grew by 53 percent. But what types of change have these social entrepreneurial efforts brought to the world of civil society and philanthropy? What works in today's environment? And what barriers are these new efforts breaking down as they endeavor to make the world a better place?
The Real Problem Solvers, edited by Ruth Shapiro, brings together leading entrepreneurs, funders, investors, thinkers and champions in the field to answer these questions from their own, first-person perspectives. Contributors include Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton, Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder of the Acumen Fund, and Sally Osberg, CEO of the Skoll Foundation.
Ruth Shapiro is the Principal of Keyi Strategies. Ms. Shapiro previously founded the Asia Business Council and served as its Executive Director since its inception in 1997 until 2007, and is now its Senior Advisor. Prior to joining the Asia Business Council, Dr. Shapiro worked in the field of international development, where she held management positions and built new program areas at the Academy for Educational Development, the Harvard Institute of International Development and Global Outlook. Dr. Shapiro graduated from the University of Michigan, received her Masters Degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University, and earned her doctorate from Stanford University.