Tag: Social Enterprise Club


Investor Peter Lynch to Speak on Investing in the Future

Renowned investor Peter Lynch will be speaking at HBS about a topic to which he is very dedicated but is seldom asked to discuss-his focus on philanthropy. For the past 17 years he has served on multiple charitable boards and as Chairman of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund for which he has raised over $65M to…


SEC Sponsored Music Concert Promises More Than Entertainment

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Benefit Concert is not just about great music, but also about reaching out to our community. What do you get when you combine incredible talent, initiative and the urge to contribute to the larger community in every way possible? A benefit concert organized by enterprising HBS students who will be…


Reinventing the Avon Lady

If Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon Products since 1999, had one recurring theme in her speech at HBS on November 6, it would be “reinvention.” Jung, who was ranked 35 in the Forbes list of 100 Most Powerful Women in 2005, stressed the importance of constantly reinventing oneself as a person and a leader, as…


Bringing in the Harvest

SEC members take time to bond while making a difference in the community through The Food Project. The Social Enterprise Club held its first annual Fall Retreat on Saturday, October 21. Almost 30 club members, a balance of ECs and RCs, enjoyed a gorgeous New England morning outside getting to know each other and the…


Kopp Teaches HBS About Teach For America

Wendy Kopp, President and Founder of Teach for America (TFA), spoke to a packed Spangler Auditorium on Thursday, September 7th. In a forum sponsored by the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative with the Social Enterprise Club and the Entrepreneurship Club, Kopp shared with students and faculty from across the University’s schools both about TFA’s past and…


Acelero: Starting a Business in Social Services

For education entrepreneur Aaron Lieberman, the importance of knowing every aspect of the start-up business from the ground up is paramount. “Start small,” he counsels. “Learn as much as you can and figure things out as you go along.” Lieberman was invited by the Social Enterprise Club to speak to HBS students last Wednesday. A…


Social Enterprise Perspectives: Summer in Narok, Kenya

Social Enterprise Summer Fellow: Rick Buhrman (OB) Internship: Maasai Education Discovery (MED) Instead of taking the traditional investment banking or consulting routes, last summer almost ten percent of EC’s dared to do something different by participating in the HBS Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program. Since 1982, the fellowship has helped students find positions in social…


Include Social Enterprise in your Career:

Cristina Lopez, MBA ’98, got her start in social enterprise as a summer fellow with the HBS Community Enterprise Program. Though her current role in Investment Management at Wellington keeps her busy on the for-profit side, her social enterprise interests remain active through various HBS alumni activities. Prior to this role, Cristina worked in private…


It's About the Passion

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the Executive Director of The Trustees of Reservations, Andy Kendall (HBS Class of 1988), through the Social Enterprise Club’s alumni mentor program. The Trustees is the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation organization. Their purpose is to preserve, for public use and enjoyment, landscapes of exceptional scenic, historic,…


Crossing the Sectoral Divide

“The lines between the private and non-profit sectors are blurring,” Michael Chu stated last Wednesday in a panel sponsored by the Social Enterprise Club on changing sectors throughout one’s career. Chu and fellow panelists Kelly Fitzsimmons and Susan Wolf Ditkoff debunked a number of commonly shared myths about the differences between the non-profit and private…


Social Enterprise Club launches Alumni Mentorship Program

January 30th marked the kick-off of the Social Enterprise Club’s (SEC) pilot mentorship program. The social was attended by amazing individuals working to sustain poor communities, improve the environment and educate needy children. And these were your fellow students! The night also hosted accomplished HBS alumni from the non-profit and socially-oriented for-profit sector with interests…

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