What It Takes to Be a Social Entrepreneur – An Interview With Rags2Riches

From: HuffPost

Carrie Rich, Co-Founder and CEO, The Global Good Fund

When it comes to global social change, millennials are key to the puzzle. Each year, The Global Good Fund invests in a select group of promising young social entrepreneurs to enter into our fellowship program. We invest both human and financial capital in each Fellow’s leadership development. Our hypothesis here at The Global Good Fund is that leadership development is a vehicle for enterprise growth, and, ultimately, social impact.

I’m continually blown away by the incredible young talent that we have the privilege to engage with each year. It’s inspiring to witness the myriad of ways in which these young leaders leverage entrepreneurship to improve our world.

I want to take a moment to highlight one fellow in particular, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz of Rags2Riches – a social enterprise creating eco-ethical fashion and home accessories using recycled scrap fabrics by artisan communities in the Philippines.

Reese shares her startup story with me in the interview below. In our conversation, Reese discusses her initial challenges starting and scaling a social business.

I hope you find her wisdom as a young social entrepreneur as valuable and worthwhile as I do!

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