Are you familiar with the new and exciting field of social entrepreneurship?
In support of Walden’s mission of positive social change, Dr. Linda Kiltz and Dr. Wendy Andberg and two Walden alumni and a student from Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration are collaborating with Career Services to offer a fascinating webinar on social entrepreneurship on Thursday, March 12, from 6 to 7 pm Eastern.
This webinar will describe how social entrepreneurship is a vehicle for social change, trends in employment and sectors for social entrepreneurs, and possible career paths. Six social entrepreneurship examples will be covered, including stories from two Walden alumni and one Walden student in public policy and administration, who use social entrepreneurship skills in their careers. They will share their stories and their career paths, and then we will open the discussion up to questions from our live webinar audience.
Regarding our three panelists, Ms. Sharon Jumper and Dr. Ahmed Tudeiru conducted research on the microfinance initiatives in Afghanistan and Southern Ghana, respectively. Dr. Michael Schenck studied the impact of climate change on the village of Newtok, Alaska.
Sharon Jumper, Ph.D. student
After serving as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, earned her J.D. degree and then practiced law for 10 years. She teaches at universities in the United States, China, and United Arab Emirates, and has published and presented her research at conferences in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Sharon volunteered in Afghanistan, developing training materials for managers of women’s affairs projects and speaking to the nation’s women leaders. She also served on the board of directors for Ariana Outreach, a U.S. based charity for Afghanistan. Her dissertation is a case study of Afghan microfinance projects.
Ahmed Tufeiru, Ph.D.
Ahmed is a Wall Street executive with over 15 years as an investment banker and financial analyst who has worked for many large Wall Street firms. He is currently the director at a quantitative asset management firm in the New York area, where he manages investment operations for multi-strategy portfolios of over $120 billion assets under management.
A native of Ghana, Ahmed serves on the board of directors of KASI Microfinance—a Tamale-based microfinance organization. He established a foundation through KASI that provides affordable access to capital and business training for impoverished women head porters in Southern Ghana. Also, Ahmed is a member of the board of governance of the Center for Media and Peace Initiatives, whose mission is conflict-resolution and socioeconomic development in Africa. An online adjunct faculty member, Ahmed is also the CEO and managing principal of Gateway Consulting Group—a multidisciplinary Ghanaian consulting firm with clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in Ghana and beyond.
Michael Schenk, Ph.D.
A former Marine, Michael has served in 25 states and 30 countries, including multiple combat tours. Throughout his service, Michael has earned 14 medals, including the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with the Combat Distinguishing Device for valor. His work with Marine Reserves linked military capability and pre-deployment training, with the civilian relocation of Newtok, Alaska, a village of Alaskan Natives that was relocated due to slow-onset, climate-induced environmental changes. Michael is a high school history teacher, coach, and counselor.
To register for our “Developing Social Entrepreneurs” Webinar, Thursday, March 12 from 6 to 7 pm Eastern, please click here.
We hope you’ll join us for this exciting webinar!
Written by Senior Career Services Director Lisa Cook