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Women, Social Enterprise, and Sustainability


Apr 24 2018


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Women, Social Enterprise, and Sustainability

Women, Social Enterprise, and Sustainability

A Conversation with Neha Misra, Kelly Owensby, and Schuyler DeBree

Join us for a discussion about local and global strategies for creating sustainable communities through women-centered social enterprise. Our three panelists will guide us through examples from their work to help us understand and explore the role of women in reducing energy poverty, providing healthy local food and community gathering spaces, and developing a global supply chain of sustainably produced tea. We’ll talk about the theory and practice behind focusing on women in community development programs as well as some of the challenges involved in social enterprise-based projects.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. This program is a collaboration between the Forum for Scholars and Publics and SwitchPoint.


Neha Misra

Solar Sister

Neha Misra is the Co-Founder & Chief Collaboration Officer of Solar Sister - the world’s first women-led social enterprise addressing extreme energy poverty at scale through women’s entrepreneurship and leadership. Solar Sister’s award-winning innovation combines the breakthrough potential of solar and clean cooking technologies with a woman-driven last mile distribution…...

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Kelly Owensby

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm

Kelly Owensby began working in sustainable agriculture in 2005 after graduating from UNC-CH with a degree in cultural studies. She worked on eight vegetable and flower farms in N.C. before shifting her work towards community development and starting Transplanting Traditions Community Farm in 2010. Over the past eight years she…...

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Schuyler DeBree

Schuyler DeBree is a Senior at Duke University pursuing an Environmental Science and Policy Major and a Sustainability Certificate. Schuyler is focused on non-traditional solutions to environmental challenges, such as art, entrepreneurship, and sustainable product design/ management. She is currently conducting research on the the sustainability of the Kenyan Tea…...

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