Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues, and offering new ideals for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to move in the desired direction.
Leila Janah, founder of Samasource, is a social entrepreneur whose company offers practical solutions for projects that need intricate human judgment. Interestingly, her enterprise has established work places in developing nations such as South Asia, Africa, and Haiti, where workers with little or no experience get trained. The company’s workforce works on digital projects that can be broken into smaller manageable chunks. These chunks are then worked upon in micro work stations where employees fundamentally change the quality of lives while earning a living.
Taylor Conroy, founder of Change Heroes, is also a social entrepreneur whose company optimizes the video-driven approach to fund various projects on water conservation, anti-sex trafficking work, volunteer travel, and scholarships. The company has raised well over $1,000,000 to fund projects around the globe.