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Social Entrepreneurship: Dr. Geneva Williams Speaks on Leadership & Innovation

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Dr. Geneva Williams is a social entrepreneur.  She is a leader and pragmatic visionary who:

  • Achieves large scale, systemic and sustainable social change through a new invention & a different approach
  • Focuses first and foremost on the social and/or ecological value creation & tries to optimize the financial value creation.
  • Innovates by finding a new product, a new service, or a new approach to a social problem.

Source: Schwab Foundation

OUR GUEST: Dr. Geneva is an expert facilitator and leadership coach, and has been a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty member at Michigan universities. Her career in Detroit, MI includes a history as the first female president and chief executive officer of the region's United Way in 1991 and cofounding United Way Community Services in 1995, merging two United Way affiliates to more effectively provide health and human services, and serving as its first executive vice president and chief operating officer. She later was the founding president for City Connect Detroit in 2001, an organization with the mission to create & leverage public-private partnesrhips in securing greater financial investment for Detroit's community needs.

Currently, Dr. Geneva is a consultant for the Kresge Foundation &  recently served as CEO of Detroit 9090, a charter school management organization where more than 90% of the youth enrolled finish high school & attend college. Dr. Geneva is also cofounder & CEO of New Season, to help people transform schools & communities. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Public Policy from Wayne State University.

See www.DrGenevaSpeaks.com

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