After closing our semiannual recruiting cycle, we are eager to introduce you to our newest cohort — 15 extraordinary social enterprises spanning four continents! These organizations have been handpicked for their commitment to creating positive social impact and their potential to scale in advancing women’s economic power, climate resilience, and poverty alleviation.
With for-profit or hybrid business models, these companies each bring unique approaches to making a lasting difference. The oldest enterprise in our cohort was founded in 2009, a true testament to the enduring power of their vision and mission! All fifteen entrepreneurs have either founded or co-founded their organizations, igniting sparks of innovation that continue to burn bright.
At our program kickoff, the energy in the room was infectious as the social entrepreneurs introduced themselves and bonded over their favorite comfort foods. One participant reconnected with a mentor that they had met at a previous event they attended long ago.
The Miller Center Accelerator has paired each of these entrepreneurs with two executive mentors for weekly meetings to work together through a tailored curriculum. The six-month program, which also includes leadership coaching, is designed to uncover and address business gaps and opportunities and to develop an action plan for achieving their visions for organizational growth. The accelerator will culminate in mock investor meetings to help these leaders prepare to raise funding for their next stage.
The Miller Center staff is deeply moved by the life-changing work these enterprises are doing, and we are honored to present this extraordinary cohort to our blog readers. Their tireless efforts and relentless pursuit of social good serve as inspiration to us all. Together, let us celebrate their achievements, support their endeavors, and bear witness to their transformative impact. You can learn more about each of these enterprises down below.