"...it is important to acknowledge and appreciate that I am part of a larger movement towards sustainable capitalism. I believe we should be changing the way we think about money as a society. Money is a means to the end of a sustainable, happy, healthy community." - Julie Forrester
Julie Forrester, Social Enterprise Coach at Pillar Nonprofit Network, has helped startups, growing organizations and students build positive community impact through business, in 1-on-1 coaching sessions, workshops and the Libro Credit Union Social Enterprise Incubator Program.
The EPICentre recently interviewed Forrester in its Change Maker of the Month series, where she espouses a values-first approach to developing a career in social enterprise:
"Know the values your hold, who you want in your circle of influence, the skills you want to learn; and then be open about asking for it. Full or expensive conferences can make space for a young someone with initiative to ask, experienced people will meet to have coffee with you. Put yourself out there, values first, and you will attract opportunities & people to your network." Continue to the full interview
Interested In Creating Positive Community Impact Through Business? Check Out These Upcoming Opportunities:
- Libro Credit Union Social Enterprise Incubator. 6-month program to help grow your social enterprise! Applications are now open to nonprofit, cooperative & for-profit social enterprises. Learn More/Apply
- What the Heck is Social Enterprise Anyways?: An interactive webinar exploring social enterprise as a tool for community change. A must-see event for aspiring and early-stage social entrepreneurs. Learn More/Register
- Socialpreneur Chats: An opportunity to meet Julie and other social entrepreneurs in your community. Come with an idea to share, a challenge to discuss, or a listening ear.
If you're a business coach, find out how we can strengthen your capacity to support social entrepreneurs in your community.