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Social Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking: The Story of EarthEnable

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Sat, April 11, 2015
02:30PM - 05:00PM
Stanford in Washington
2661 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008
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GSB Alumni Relations Office

Social Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking: The Story of EarthEnable
Join members of the Stanford GSB community for a unique panel discussion on social entrepreneurship and a design thinking session to explore how innovative enterprises can solve pressing challenges around the world. Our guest for the afternoon will be Ms. Gayatri Datar, MBA '14, who will share the story of her new social enterprise, EarthEnable (  EarthEnable grew out of the Stanford d. school's Design for Extreme Affordability class. EarthEnable's mission is to put healthy flooring within reach of the 80% of Rwandans who currently can only afford to have dirt floors in their homes.  

Ms. Datar holds a Harvard Kennedy School MPA/ID and Stanford MBA, has extensive work experience at the World Bank and other development organizations, and has been living in Rwanda since she graduated from the GSB last summer. Ms. Datar will share the story of the company, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A led by panelists Daryn Dodson MBA '07, Kirk Holmes MBA '87, and Amita Shukla MBA '03. Following the discussion we will conduct a design thinking session in which attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to the mission by generating innovative ideas to help social entrepreneurs such as Ms. Datar who are committed to changing lives through sustainable business models around the world.

The event is FREE but registration is required by Friday, April 10. (Non-Stanford alumni can register by creating a Guest account.)

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