Start the Spark with Jane Leu: Principles and Challenges of Social Innovation

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Start the Spark with Jane Leu: Principles and Challenges of Social Innovation

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

5:00pm to 7:30pm                                                  

AIM Conference Center, Makati City



MANILA, Philippines — Asia Society Philippines and Smarter Good, along with their media partner,are bringing CEO and Ashoka Fellow Jane Leu to Manilato share her insights on the principles and challenges of Social Innovation on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at the AIM Conference Center, Makati City.


Internationally known for her work as a social entrepreneur, Jane Leu is one of the world’s leading figures when it comes to tackling the challenges associated with, global migration, skilled immigrant workers and the role of the workforce within societies. While she lives in San Francisco, California, her work expands throughout the United States and extends to various countries throughout the globe.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts University and Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Ms.Leu went on to become a social entrepreneur where her work gained recognition when she became an Ashoka fellow, a presitgious title she obtained through a highly selective process under Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Since then she has worked as an advisor to Non-Profit enterprises and upcoming social entrepreneurs.

She has received numerous awards, a few of which include the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, the Jefferson Award for Community Service and the Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneur Award. Additionally, her achievements and projects have been covered by the world’s leading press agencies, such as CNN, BBC, Time, the National Public Radio and the Wall Street Journal.

Perhaps the most accurate way to describe Jane Leu would be to label her as the ultimate social innovator. Ms.Leu is a true advocate of the idea that, when a problem within society is brought to light and it is clear that a solution should be formulated to address the issue, you should be the change you want to see.

Ms.Leu has worked with the founding team of various organizations, a few of which include RefugeeWorks, seven Welfare-to-Work programs and the Hauser Research Center for Non-Profit Organizations at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Ms.Leu is the founder and CEO of Smarter Good, “a new global social enterprise”, based in the US. Smarter Good partners with different NGOs and social sector organizations, primarily organizations based in the U.S., by providing them with administrative and program management services which include research and writing grant proposals.

It is thanks to organizations like Upwardly Global and social innovators like Jane Leu that social issues are continuously being assessed and transformed, thereby nurturing societies and allowing them to positively grow and develop.

Listen to Jane Leu’s insights and learn to become a social innovator! For more information, please visit:     

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