Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

What do organizations like Partners in Health, Krotchet Kids and Sarvodaya have in common? Each have gained success due to the use of social entrepreneurship, or the use of business skills, creativity and social aptitude to answer our world’s greatest challenges. But where does social entrepreneurship come from? And how do individuals and companies foster smart social entrepreneurship? GBS speakers from several backgrounds ready to speak at your next event; click the list below to learn more about our available speakers.

Nikki Woods

Multi-media personality, Social Media/Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker as well as the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Nikki Woods          Multi-media personality, Social Media and Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker and Voice-over artist, NIKKI WOODS is the CEO of Nikki Woods Media where she utilizes her highly specialized skills in social media, content marketing and platform building to serve her clients. Nikki is also the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the most successful syndicated urban radio show in history reaching more than 8...


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Angela Benton

The Change Agent Diversifying the Innovation Economy

Angela Benton            Angela is the Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator. Launched in 2011, NewME’s mission is to accelerate underrepresented entrepreneurs around the world. NewME has received critical acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine, among others for the work they are doing to ensure the technology entrepreneurship is accessible to women and minorities. Additionally, Angela and the inaugural class ...


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Goldie Taylor

Goldie is sought after motivational issue driven speaker! Over her 25yr award-winning career, this journalist, opinion writer has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse.

Goldie Taylor         Over the course of her 25-year career, award-winning journalist and opinion writer Goldie Taylor has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in public discourse. Today, she is a political analyst and on-air contributor at MSNBC where she focuses principally on social justice issues. Best known for her take-no-prisoners style, Taylor has become one of the nation’s preeminent thought leaders on gun control, domestic violenc...


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Lisa Nicole Bell         Lisa is the personification of what happens when art and commerce collide. A passionate communicator, creative businesswoman, and relentless solution finder, Lisa is a unique hybrid of social change agent, on air personality and behind-the-scenes powerhouse. As an award winning filmmaker, media personality, international speaker, and media entrepreneur, Lisa sits at the helm of a burgeoning empire that includes business a...


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Dr. Bryant Cameron Webb

A 30-Year-Old Triple Threat (Doctor, Lawyer & Social Entrepreneur) specializing in Healthcare, Health Law and Health Policy.

Dr. Bryant Cameron Webb         Bryant Cameron Webb, M.D., J.D. is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia, majoring in interdisciplinary studies through the University’s Echols Scholars program. After leaving U.Va., he sharpened his interests by developing a combined MD/JD graduate education program. He received his Juris...


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Isiah Anderson

Isiah is a visionary with a passion for change, and is committed to creating opportunities for urban communities to thrive in the areas of economic, education and community revitalization.

Isiah Anderson         Isiah is a man of passion. From his faith, to his family, to his business, he is driven by a passion for change. With more than 20 years of experience in leadership, mentoring, and coaching, Isiah aides his team in developing and implementing programs designed to innovate urban education, create economic opportunities and cultivate community-building partnerships. He is the Managing Officer of Three Cord Inc., a management ...


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Daniel Bradley

Influencer • Non-profit Strategist • Youth Advocate • Dream Coach Bradley’s mission is to inspire, uplift, and encourage those in his path to commit to living the “Greater Good Life.”

Daniel Bradley         Daniel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dreams Work, Inc., a cutting-edge non-profit organization designed to equip youth to face critical social issues plaguing their communities. Using the fine arts as a vehicle for change, Dreams Work strives to meet the pressing needs of youth and communities that have been overlooked and underserved. Like the examples of many legendary performers and change agents, Dreams Work prepares stu...


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Melody Jones

“What started out as one mile became a life-long journey. Don’t be afraid to travel that mile!”

Melody R. Jones         When asked, "Who is Melody," some would say a humanitarian. Other might say she is a voice for the voiceless. But if you ask her, she will tell you she is just someone who started on a journey that began as one mile, unsure at times where she was headed, but was not afraid of where the journey would lead her.Armed with tenacity and an unwavering will in making a difference, Melody founded Reaching the Youth of America, I...


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Rodney Bullard

‘Well-versed servant leader’ specializing in a wide-range of commentary including national security, law, philanthropy, and education.

Rodney Bullard         Rodney is currently the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation where he leads the company’s corporate philanthropic and social responsibility strategy.      Prior to this role, Rodney served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States Attorney General presented him with the Department of Justice Director’s Award. Prior to this role, Rodney was sele...


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Selena Cuffe         Selena is the President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, LLC, the largest company in North America dedicated to importing and marketing wine produced by indigenous Africans. With wines that have been featured by media outlets including TIME and PBS, the company’s South African portfolio has won industry accolades from the International Wine Challenge, Decanter Magazine, and Wine Spectator, among others. Customers include hous...


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Dr. Cari Jackson

Facilitates reimagining, reinventing & repositioning for life-changing success, excellence and happiness.

Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson inspires and challenges diverse audiences around the world on a range of topics from interpersonal and intercultural communications to power dynamics and social justice. She uses her unique insights as a scholar, pastor, counselor, and organizational consultant to help individuals, organizations and communities realize and achieve greater purpose by identifying and overcoming self-imposed limitations and systemic barriers. S...


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Jon Gosier

Jon is a respected blogger, Investor, writer, software developer, serial tech entrepreneur, and designer working at the intersection of data and frontier markets.

Jon Gosier         Jon Gosier is a 33 year-old investor and computer scientist. He is a serial tech entrepreneur working at the intersection of big data and frontier markets.He is the founder of Appfrica which helps companies do business and invest across Africa. He’s also the founder of Market Atlas has been compared to ‘the Bloomberg terminal’ of Africa, helping private equity firms and hedge funds vet the continent’s financial data.Jon has bee...


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Paulo Gregory Harris

Inventor, activist, artist, author, and advisor, using the old Zulu wisdom of Cohado to usher in the 'Relational Age' of community, and global sustainability.

Paulo Gregory Harris         Paulo is the inventor of Cohado, a tool for reimagining systems, relationships, and self as generators of abundant and sustainable solutions. Paulo is also the President of Collective Cry, Inc., a germinator of Socially Relevant Ventures, and the Director of the Ingoma Foundation, a vehicle for the implementation of economic solutions for communities.       His work with Collective Cry and Ingoma is focused primarily ...


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Demetrius Darnell Walker         Demetrius is a native New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Demetrius represents not only the merits of higher education, but street knowledge as well. Growing up in New York City, Demetrius was exposed to the struggles of the urban community. Avoiding the common pit falls of fellow friends and family members was a daily battle. An exceptionally gifted student, Demetrius left the city turmoil to s...


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Ash Kumra

Entrepreneur, public speaker, and ‘Dreamer’ whose purpose is to make the world better.

Ash Kumra         Ash is an award-winning entrepreneur and public speaker most recently recognized by the White House as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs making an impact for America.Ash is a founder of DreamItAlive.com; an online community dedicated to guiding people to create, believe and live out their dreams using virtual dream boards. Ash has been recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship from institutions and luminaries such as th...


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Maisha Walker

Helping marketing executives and entrepreneurs understand how to leverage the Internet to build a brand and drive traffic and revenue.

Maisha Walker        Maisha is the president of message medium, a New York City Internet Strategy firm that uses Web site design, Internet marketing, and educational and strategic consulting to help small businesses create the greatest impact, the highest ROI, the biggest digital footprint and the most dynamic brand online. Maisha's firm has provided strategic, design, marketing and technical guidance for initiatives in every space of industry - ...


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Patricia Césaire         Patricia has emerged as one of the most sought-after thought leaders in Digital Media Marketing.       Patricia Cesaire is an avid analyst of the innovation occurring in Digital Media across the political spectrum and fascinated by the ways in which people connect, organize, and communicate within it. With The Césaire Groupe, Patricia provides services as a corporate coach, conducts digital marketing workshops, and acts a...


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Omar Woodard

Omar draws on his deep expertise across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Omar T. Woodard, MPA         Professional Experience:Policy Director, Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Williams. President, Girard College Foundation. Principal, Venture Philanthropy Partners. Consultant, Advisory Board Co. Deputy Regional Field Director, Obama for America. Lobbyist, The Whitaker Group. Contact: omar.woodard@gmail.com   Omar Woodard has a decade of experience working across the government, business, and nonprofit sectors. He is...


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Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche

The Budgetnista; a best selling author, speaker and passionate teacher of fun and engaging, financial empowerment.

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche          Tiffany is a best-selling author (The One Week Budget), speaker and passionate teacher of engaging, financial empowerment. Her company, CLD Financial Life, specializes in the delivery of fun, financial literacy education.          Tiffany has been a featured speaker at: American Express, Wyndham Worldwide, Princeton University, The United Way and Dress for Success. Her financial tips and advice have bee...


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Amanda Spann

#SociallyInnovative Tech Publicist, @tiphubAfrica Marketing Director, Co-founder/Fmr @Blerdology CMO, @BusinessInsider 30 Under 30 Women in Tech

Amanda Spann         Amanda is a formally trained publicist and an avid innovation enthusiast who currently serves as the Communications and Content Manager for IBM Cloud Computing Category. She is also the Co-founder & Marketing Director of tiphub, a mentorship driven accelerator and business consultancy that develops and supports seed stage technology and social impact ventures within Africa and the African Diaspora. The Washington, DC based co...


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Evita Robinson

One Woman. One Tribe. One Country At A Time. Bridging the gap between local and international communities through travel and social media.

Evita Robinson          After graduating with her B.A. in Television and Film production, from Iona College, Evita Robinson (Evie) hit the world running, or creating, rather. Within weeks of graduation, in 2006, she attended the New York Film Academy, studying Digital Filmmaking in Paris, France at La Femis film school. There, the seed for Nomadness LLC was planted after receiving acclaim for the films created through the duration of her program...


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Brandon Espinosa

The Millennial who is trying to create educational equity for all youth

Brandon Espinosa         Brandon is a social entrepreneur and the Chief Operating Officer at Practice Makes Perfect, Inc.         He is originally from and currently resides in the Bronx, NY. Brandon graduated as Valedictorian from Saint Raymond High School for Boys and was a first generation college graduate.          Brandon most recently worked as an Educational Outreach and Engagement Manager for The National Society of High School Scholars....


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