We live in one of the most blessed economies on the planet and yet many of us feel powerless. We have accepted unfulfilling work as a fact of life. An economy fuelled mainly by competition, consumption, and natural resource production created jobs for the majority. Well done! With our mental health in crisis, suicide rates … More What is Social Entrepreneurship?
Written for the Government of Alberta’s Social Policy Framework by Tammy Maloney In a province as abundant and innovative as Alberta, we are perplexed by our inability to find solutions for our most complex social challenges. The reason for this is simple. Our society is bifurcated. We are either for-profit or not-for-profit. We live in the midst of … More Social Entrepreneurship: The Missing Piece to our Social Policy Puzzle
“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 take new leaps.” Canadian Social Entrepreneurship Foundation Does anyone really feel free? Think about how your basic needs are met. Are … More Social Entrepreneurship: The Great Equalizer
My 25 year love affair with business (and my 39 year relationship with my mother, Lois!) has prepared me in every way for this new venture. Within each of the different phases of my career I discovered a new passion. The mission of MoneysLOVE Ventures unites my passions for business, bringing people together and teaching … More My Return Home
I often get asked, “Why Spain?” “Why an MBA overseas?” and “What is social entrepreneurship?” This post and the previous one, describe the events that made my heart come alive and inspired me to believe the potential for my life was greater than I could possibly imagine. In order to perform better on the GMAT … More The inspiration that led me to social entrepreneurship
For the last 5 or so years I have felt like my life was on hold. I woke up every morning wondering how I was going to make my life count……..how I was going to contribute to society. I was certain that I was put on this earth to be a mom. Maybe if I … More And so my social entrepreneurship journey begins