United Nations Foundation entrepreneur-in-residence Elizabeth Gore spoke to a gathering of social impact entrepreneurs last weekend at the Dell Inspire House weekend in East Hampton, NY.
The theme of the weekend’s events was Pay it Forward, an initiative Dell launched in Istanbul in June with the goal of mobilizing successful women business owners and leaders to help more than one million aspiring female entrepreneurs by 2015.
Guests and speakers included Erica Domesek, founder and creator of the innovative “do-it-yourself” inspired movement, P.S. I Made This; Gabby Bernstein, author of self-help book May Cause Miracles and founder of HerFuture.com, a social networking site that attempts to empower and connect women; Monique Coleman, actress and philanthropist best known for her role in Disney’s High School Musical movies and for her work on the challenges facing today’s youth; Dr. Anu Gupta, director of corporate contributions for Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters in the United States; and Corinne Woods, global director of the U.N. Millennium Campaign, which aims to increase support for trade opportunities, debt relief, and other factors required to reach the U.N.’s millennium development goals.
They brainstormed ideas for collaboration while being served food made by Chef Roblé Ali, whose reality show airs on Bravo.
Here’s Elizabeth Gore kicking off Saturday’s dinner to celebrate Girl Up, a U.N.Foundation campaign to give American girls the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for programs that help girls in regions across the world where child marriage is common and education, health care, and physical safety are not.Tags: Business,Education,Entrepreneurs