Can you imagine, at the age of 26, taking a $100 birthday gift challenge and turning it into $2 million in order to turn your idea for social change into reality, all in just two weeks? Sounds unbelievable doesn’t it? Where would you even begin?
In this episode, you’ll meet Carrie Rich, the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, an organization that accelerates the leadership development of high potential young social entrepreneurs tackling the world’s greatest issues. Now, just 8 years after taking on her birthday challenge, Carrie has impacted the lives of more than 8.5 million people around the world.
Carrie is also the managing director of the Global Impact Fund, a venture capital fund created in 2016 that invests in social impact companies led by people of color and women. In addition to leading The Global Good Fund, Carrie has served on the faculty at George Washington University, Georgetown University and at the Amani Institute in Kenya, Brazil and India. Among her many awards, she was named a 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Washington Business Journal 40 under 40, Entrepreneur.com Top 30 Start-ups to Watch and is the recipient of the POLITICO Women Who Rule Award, among many more.