Giving Compass' Take:

• In this podcast of Disruptors for Good, Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), discusses how global problems can be solved through social entrepreneurship. 

• How are donors working with social entrepreneurs to invest in world-class research? 

• Here are the 35 social entrepreneurs to watch for in 2019. 

In Episode 21 of the Disruptors for Good podcast I speak with Maya Ajmera, the CEO of Society for Science & the Public on solving global problems through investing in world class research, big data, media, and the next generation of scientists.

Maya Ajmera has had an incredible life so far. She is currently the President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and Publisher of its award-winning magazine Science News. Founded in 1921, SSP works to promote the understanding and appreciation of science, and the vital role it plays in human advancement. It is best known for its world-class science competitions including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS.

Maya is Co-Chair of the board of Echoing Green, a trustee of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and a board member of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). She serves on numerous advisory boards, including the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University, Washington Area Women’s Foundation, American India Foundation, The Golden Baobab Prize, and many others. In 2008, she served as a member of the Innovation and Civil Society subgroup of the Obama presidential transition’s Technology, Innovation and Government Reform Policy Working Group.

Read the full article about social entrepreneurship by Grant Trahant at Causeartist.