intro’d to her, and then Jeff, via tweet from Umair about the social progress imperative.
Sally Osberg has led entrepreneurial organizations and been an agent for social change throughout her career. As President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, she partners with Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll and heads the organization’s team in identifying and supporting innovators pioneering scalable solutions to global challenges. She is a well-known proponent of thought leadership, research, and alliances that advance the work of social entrepreneurs solving the world’s most pressing problems.
Skoll Foundation CEO, Co-Author of GETTING BEYOND BETTER: How Social Entrepreneurship Works.
president and ceo of skoll (Jeff Skoll):
on board of directors to:
Sally R. Osberg is President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, where she partners with founder and chairman, Jeffrey Skoll. She was founding executive director of Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, guiding that institution to international recognition for its work in the museum field.
Osberg joined the Skoll Foundation in February 2001. Since that time, the Foundation has invested in more than 100 ventures led by social entrepreneurs worldwide. Osberg also established the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford; and created the annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.
Osberg is the co-author of the book, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works, with Roger L. Martin. The book describes how social entrepreneurs target systems that exist in a stable but unjust equilibrium and transform them into entirely new, superior, and sustainable equilibria. All of these leaders develop, build, and scale their solutions in ways that bring about the truly revolutionary change that makes the world a fairer and better place.
Osberg and Martin’s 2007 article in Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition”, argued for the need for a more rigorous definition and laid the guardrails for identifying what is considered “social entrepreneurship” in this rapidly growing field.
Skoll Foundation (@SkollFoundation) tweeted at 7:05 AM – 14 Mar 2018 :
“Isolation from the human community destroys trust. When we are close to each other, break bread together, listen to each other’s diverse views, and share our dreams for the future, we build trust.” @SallyOsberg on the Power of Proximity. https://t.co/e0z3iHVkkEhttps://t.co/JM3yb1k7H6 (http://twitter.com/SkollFoundation/status/973907925700931584?s=17)
Like many children, my granddaughter resists bedtime by sharing fears that get her parents’ and my attention. Recently she was worried about her brain. She was afraid “school-learning” and “all the rules you have to remember” would crowd out her creativity and compassion. While she is yet to understand the brain’s infinite complexity, she has grasped its role in shaping what makes us sentient, sensitive beings.
As we all look to step up our game, let’s start with reclaiming our proximity to each other. Let’s re-commit and re-energize our shared power in pursuit of ever more effective approaches. Those ideas and experiences—and fresh insights awaiting discovery—are available to us, here and now, to find, embrace, and pursue in solidarity with those we serve.
sally reflects on 17 yrs w skoll (haven’t listened to yet)