In 2018, the national venture philanthropy organization New Profit brought together pairs of donors and social entrepreneurs from their community for candid conversations on the future of social problem-solving. These “unlikely duos” were given thought-provoking questions to respond to and discuss on the spot, and we were able to see where a conversation can go when it’s centered on getting to know another person and her or his perspective, rather than the technical aspects of change-making. Relationships are fundamental to problem-solving, and these duos show us the power of two people from different backgrounds sharing insights and ideas on forward-leaning solutions.
In Episode Five of this video series, social entrepreneurs Rebecca Onie (co-founder and CEO Emerita, Health Leads) and Laura Weidman Powers ( co-founder, Code2040) discuss the pursuit of social change and transformative leadership.
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