Previous Social Entrepreneurship Summit Topics and Speakers

Beyond Triple Bottom Line: Profits with A Purpose – The Grant Blvd. Story

featuring
Dr. Kimberly McGlonn
Founder and CEO of Grant Blvd 

Creator
Build It Boldly

Co-Host & Co-Producer
School for Disruptors Podcast

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute hosted the 5th annual Social Impact Summit and welcomed Kimberly McGlonn, Ph.D., the CEO of Grant Blvd, for a moderated conversation on “Beyond Triple Bottom Line: Profits with A Purpose.” 

Kimberly’s guiding mission as a social entrepreneur is to advocate not only for the historically and currently marginalized, but for the preservation of our planet. A visionary leader, in 2017 Dr. Kimberly McGlonn launched Grant Blvd, an apparel brand committed to creating employment opportunities in sustainable fashion for the formerly incarcerated in Philadelphia. Her guiding mission as a social entrepreneur is to advocate not only for the historically and currently marginalized, but for the preservation of our planet.

The conversation was led by Shay Marie Strawser, FOX ’22, Sustainability Intern at Grant Blvd, and the Q&A was moderated by Ebo Nunoo, FOX ‘22. 

 

Utilizing Local Resources to Create a Thriving, Equitable Philadelphia

featuring
Omar Blaik
CEO & Co-Founder, U3 Advisors

Diana Lind
Author of Brave New Home: Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing

Heather Marold Thomason
Butcher & Founder, Primal Supply Meats

Fresh Food Meets Conscious Capitalism: Innovating for Impact

featuring
Erik Oberholtzer
Co-Founder, Tender Greens

Top Down vs. Bottom Up: Where Does the Real Impact Lie in Social Entrepreneurship?

featuring
Anand Giridharadas
New York Times bestselling author of Winner Takes All and former foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times

The Evolving Landscape of Social Entrepreneurship

featuring
Craig Snyder
President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

John Moore
Executive Chairman, ImpactPHL

Bart Houlahan
Cofounder, BLab

Dana Spain
Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
Managing Partner, McSpain Properties

Tiffanie Stanard
Founder/CEO, Stimulus