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The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

Jan 28, 2021

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This episode originally aired in January 2020. You can find the full episode & show notes here:

More than 1.5 million nonprofits operate in the United States, but they’re not the only organizations doing good! Social enterprises use a market-driven approach to solve social and environmental problems as well. Oftentimes, these socially responsible companies are doing just as much good as their nonprofit brethren.

Rahama Wright, founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen, is quite familiar with how nonprofits and social enterprises function to bring about change as she has run both in order to improve the lives of female workers in the African shea industry.

While both nonprofits and social enterprises yield measurable impact for their causes, there are some key differences that separate the two. Rahama spoke about her experiences and transitions with Shea Yeleen, her business that produces ethical shea butter skin care products, on the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Podcast. 

In our Episode with Rahama, we discuss

  • How Rahama started Shea Yeleen 
  • Rahama's journey from nonprofit to social enterprise
  • How Shea Yeleen is working to empower women in the shea industry

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