Social Change Through Entrepreneurship

May 20, 2021 | Edmonton, AB

Headlines over the past year illustrating the health risks to frontline workers — from grocery clerks to meat-packers to sex workers — have shone a spotlight on the need to better protect marginalized communities. Could entrepreneurship be used as a social innovation tool to carve out a safe space?

Join assistant professor Madeline Toubiana to learn how entrepreneurship might be used to support social change. Find out how self-driven business opportunities can support destigmatization and empower marginalized communities, including women, transgender individuals, immigrants, refugees, the disabled, youth, sex workers, formerly incarcerated people and others.

Madeline Toubiana is assistant professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management at the University of Alberta. She is also the associate director of the Canadian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. She studies what stalls and supports social change and innovation, especially how marginalized and/or stigmatized individuals can be better included in change processes, and what might support them in doing so. Some of her previous and current work has studied social enterprises, the prison system, the sex trade, unemployment, non-profit organizations and taxi-driving. Her most recent work explores the role of entrepreneurship in supporting destigmatization and social change.

Date and Time

May 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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