IBL 25: Finding the Right Talent to Help NGOs | Pradeep Mahtani

In our latest episode of the Impact Business Leaders podcast, we interview Pradeep Mahtani, Chief Executive Officer of HelpYourNGO.com India. HelpYourNGO.com helps donors evaluate Indian NGOs that they would like to support by providing detailed financial records and analyses on over 600 NGOs. HelpYourNGO.com also offers capacity building resources designed to help small NGO’s grow. Pradeep shares how he transitioned from a career as an equities analyst to managing an NGO by leveraging his transferable skills and network.

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In this episode we cover:

How Pradeep turned equities analysis experience into relevant nonprofit management experience

The hiring challenges Pradeep is trying to overcome in the social sector

What the next hire will be at HelpYourNGO.com

Mentioned in this episode:

HelpYourNGO.com Website

 

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IBL 24: Transitioning from Nonprofit to Social Enterprise | Zoe Cohen

In today’s episode of the Impact Business Leaders podcast, we interview Zoe Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of Echo Mobile. Echo Mobile is a Nairobi-based firm that builds and deploys mobile-first communication, interaction, research and management information tools. Zoe shares how she transitioned from the international development world into social enterprise and also what she believes are key differentiators in potential hires at Echo Mobile.

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In this episode we cover:

The power of the social sector community in Nairobi and how it supported to Zoe’s transition

How Zoe was able to step in as CEO of Echo Mobile

How the Echo Mobile team is structured and where there are openings

Mentioned in this episode:

Echo Mobile Website

 

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IBL 23: Building an Investment Team for Economic Development | Matt Tilleard

In today’s episode of the Impact Business Leaders podcast, we interview Matt Tilleard, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of CrossBoundary.  CrossBoundary is working to unlock the power of capital to make a strong return and a lasting difference in frontier markets. Matt shares how his frustration with top-down development led him to co-found CrossBoundary and how he’s tried to surround himself with people who are smarter than he is.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why Matt saw an opportunity in leveraging private capital for economic development
  • How CrossBoundary identifies new hires who are poised to overperform
  • Where CrossBoundary will be hiring next

Mentioned in this episode:

CrossBoundary Website

 

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IBL 22: What Stands Out to a Kenyan EdTech Company | Toni Maraviglia

In today’s episode of the Impact Business Leaders podcast, we interview Toni Maraviglia, co-founder of Eneza Education. Eneza is the most widely used mobile education platform in Africa with local content and has the goal of making 50 Million students across rural Africa smarter. Toni shares her journey into the education technology space and how hiring a local team has become a competitive advantage for Eneza.

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In this episode we cover:

  • What sparked Toni’s transition from teacher to tech entrepreneur
  • Why hiring local talent is so important to Toni
  • What Toni wish’s she had known when plunged into the EdTech space in Kenya

Mentioned in this episode:

Eneza Education Website

Toni’s article on why Eneza hires African

Toni’s new project: Beyond.Uptake

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IBL 21: Building a Career in Renewable Energy | Karl Skare

In our latest episode of the Impact Business Leaders podcast, we interview Karl Skare, Director of New Business Initiatives at d.light. d.light is a global leader in solar-powered solutions for people without access to reliable electricity. Karl shares how a passion for sustainability led him to build a career in off-grid renewable energy and how he thinks others can do the same.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How Karl built an exciting career in off-grid renewables
  • The two traits that Karl believes are necessary for any professional to be successful in social enterprise
  • Upcoming job openings at d.light

Mentioned in this episode:

d.light Website

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IBL 20: The Role of Mentors in Social Enterprise | Nidhi Thachankary

This is part of an IBL Podcast mini-series Social Enterprise Careers: India

In episode 5 of our mini-series on the journeys of social enterprise professionals working in India, we interview Nidhi Thachankary Hospitality Head, Pratham Ventures at Pratham Institute. Pratham Institute is inspiring people around the world to work toward providing high-quality education for children and youth. Nidhi shares how social enterprise mentors have accelerated her career and why she decided to accept a role at Pratham instead of pursue a startup social enterprise idea she developed in university.

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In this episode we cover:

  • What inspired Nidhi to get involved in the education space
  • the roles that mentors have played in Nidhi’s social enterprise career
  • How Nidhi turned her startup idea into a full-time job

Mentioned in this episode:

Pratham Website

Pratham Institute Webpage

Hotel Pratham Webpage

IBL Programs Page Program

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IBL 19: Building a Social Enterprise within an NGO | Azeez Gupta

This is part of an IBL Podcast mini-series Social Enterprise Careers: India

In episode 4 of our mini-series on the journeys of social enterprise professionals working in India, we interview Azeez Gupta, Program Director of Vocational Activities at Pratham Institute. Pratham Institute is inspiring people around the world to work toward providing high-quality education for children and youth. Azeez shares why he transitioned from Management Consulting to Education and some of the biggest challenges for growing social enterprises in India.

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In this episode we cover:

  • What Azeez sees as the perks of working for a social enterprise compared to a big business
  • How Azeez thinks about building and developing a social enterprise team
  • The latest job opening at Pratham

Mentioned in this episode:

Pratham Website

Pratham Careers Webpage

IBL@ISB in South Asia Program

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IBL 18: Pursuing a Role with Greater Impact | Elliot Rosenberg

This is part of an IBL Podcast mini-series Social Enterprise Careers: India

In episode 3 of our mini-series on the journeys of social enterprise professionals working in India, we interview Elliot Rosenberg, VP of Business Development at Awaaz.de. Awaaz.de delivers local language content that partners and users can use to better communicate with important stakeholders and beneficiaries for a variety of purposes. Elliot shares the journey that brought him to this Indian social enterprise and how his time in India positioned him to take the role.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How Elliot went from an aspiring management consultant to a social entrepreneur
  • Why Elliot left the company he founded and why he was attracted to Awaaz.de
  • The latest job opening at Awaaz.de

Mentioned in this episode:

Awaaz.de Website

IBL@Oxford Program

IBL@ISB in South Asia Program

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IBL 17 : Leading a Changemaker Career | Yashveer Singh

This is part of an IBL Podcast mini-series Social Enterprise Careers: India

In episode two of our mini-series on the journeys of social enterprise professionals working in India, we interview Yashveer Singh, Director of Youth Ventures, South Asia at Ashoka. Ashoka is an international citizen-sector organization whose mission is to build an Everyone a Changemaker World. Yashveer shares how he has built a career in social enterprise and positioned himself to pursue his passion for empowering youth.

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In this episode we cover:

  • The challenges that Ashoka is trying to solve around the world
  • Why Yashveer founded a social enterprise right after university
  • How Yashveer has built on his experiences to land his current role at Ashoka

Mentioned in this episode:

Ashoka Website

National Social Entrepreneurship Forum

IBL@ISB in South Asia Program

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IBL 16 : Leveraging Corporate Experience in Social Enterprise | Amol Mishra

This is part of an IBL Podcast mini-series Social Enterprise Careers: India

This week, we begin a mini-series on the journeys of social enterprise professionals working in India. Our first interview in this series is with Amol Mishra, Commercial Development Manager at CottonConnect. CottonConnect is the leading provider of sustainable supply chain services for the cotton industry. Amol shares how he transitioned from a corporate retailer to a social enterprise, and how his work is making a profitable business out of ensuring sustainability across the cotton supply chain.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How CottonConnect is building a business that ensures sustainable supply chains
  • The experiences that influenced Amol’s decision to pursue a career in social enterprise
  • The value that Amol delivers to CottonConnent because of his corporate experience

Mentioned in this episode:

CottonConnect Website

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