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Will Women Lead the Social Entrepreneurship Revolution?

May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Professor Vanina Farber will lead us in a discussion about how new business models are developing to align profit making objectives with social and environmental impact. Exploring the link between corporate strategy and development, and the challenges to finding innovative business models and sustainable corporate strategies that are scalable. In particular Professor Farber will highlight how women have been particularly active as social entrepreneurs but are still under-represented. Thereby addressing the questions, can women lead the social entrepreneurship revolution? Are there different drivers for commercial and social entrepreneurs? Does gender matter?


Vanina Andrea Farber, PhD – Adjunct Professor, IE Business School

Professor and Chair of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion at Universidad del Pacifico, Peru. Vanina has also been the Dean of the Graduate School of Business from 2014-2016. She currently lives in Geneva Switzerland.  She is also an Adjunct Profesor for IE Business School, Spain since 2005 were she teaching Economic Enviroment and Country Analysis. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and M.A. in Economics from the University of Memphis, USA and a “Licenciatura” in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires. Vanina has worked as a researcher and consultant for different international organizations in Switzerland (UNCTAD, ILO, UNDP and UNOPS), Spain (IUDC UCM, Observatorio de Responsabilidad Social Corporativa de Madrid, Centro de Estudios Económicos Tomillo and the European Commision) as well as in Peru (UNDP, AECID and Ministry of Labor). She specializes in sustainable business models, CSR, and gender studies.


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