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Women, Social Enterprise, and Sustainability

April 24th, 2018
12:00 PM


Women, Social Enterprise, and Sustainability

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics

Duke's West Campus Quad

011 Old Chem

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A light lunch will be served.

Join us for a discussion about local and global strategies for creating sustainable communities through women-centered social enterprise. Our three panelists will guide us through examples from their work to help us understand and explore the role of women in reducing energy poverty, providing healthy local food and community gathering spaces, and developing a global supply chain of sustainably produced tea. We'll talk about the theory and practice behind focusing on women in community development programs as well as some of the challenges involved in social enterprise-based projects. 

This program is a collaboration between the Forum for Scholars and Publics and SwitchPoint.

Neha Misra

Solar Sister

Neha Misra is the Co-Founder & Chief Collaboration Officer of Solar Sister - the world’s first women-led social enterprise addressing extreme energy poverty at scale through women’s entrepreneurship and leadership. Solar Sister’s ...

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Kelly Owensby

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Kelly Owensby began working in sustainable agriculture in 2005 after graduating from UNC-CH with a degree in cultural studies. She worked on eight vegetable and flower farms in N.C. before shifting her work towards community development and starting Transplanting Traditions Community Farm in 2010. Over ...

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Schuyler DeBree

Duke University

Schuyler DeBree is a Senior at Duke University pursuing an Environmental Science and Policy Major and a Sustainability Certificate. Schuyler is focused on non-traditional solutions to environmental challenges, such as art, entrepreneurship, and sustainable product design/ management. She is currently conducting research on the ...

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