You CAN do good and do well

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I know that there are a lot of good-hearted people out there who want to use their lives to make positive change in the world, but who also have the entrepreneurial bug and need to take care of their families.  Contrary to popularly-held beliefs which say that you must forgo any material comfort in order to save the world, you can create a good life as a social entrepreneur.

For today’s radio show, I am interviewing the dynamic Amalia Souza, director of CASA (Center for Social-Environmental Support) in Brazil, and serial globe-trotting social entrepreneur.  Amalia has done so many things in her 20+ years since college, from working in over 50 countries, to helping install computer networks in Africa, to facilitating delicate meetings between Amazonian tribes and non-governmental organizations to working with North American foundations to increase the level of funding from the U.S. to international locations.

She also happens to be a good friend and my former college roommate.  So I am very delighted to talk to her about the key things she has learned about how to affect positive change while still having a free, interesting and comfortable life.

Show details:

Date:  Friday, April 27
Time:  11am-12pm Pacific Standard Time
Topic:  You CAN do good and do well:  lessons from a social entrepreneur
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2 Responses to “You CAN do good and do well”

  1. Pam
    Amalia sounds inspiring!

    Here’s two other globally-centered “do good” entrepreneurial women who are also bi-lingual – I think you’d want to meet.. .friends of mine, LaborFair co-founder, Jenna Raby and author/consultant, first online managing editor of Miami Herald, Janine Warner.

    Also see site/community ” wiser earth” and new book by a hero of mine Paul Hawken: Blessed Unrest. I blogged about his newest venture today at sayitbetter blog

    – another fan of Escape from CN

  2. Carla Golden says:

    Pam, thanks for introducing us to Amalia. What an inspiration she is!