Feeding Our Growing Population & Nurturing the Skilled Workforce at Land O’Lakes

At Twomentor, we like to share bi-weekly thought leadership from phenomenal executives and social entrepreneurs focused on: a diverse skilled workforce, social impact entrepreneurship, mentoring cultures, sponsorship and elevating women in STEM careers. Beth Ford, COO of Land O’Lakes is the real deal role model and we love how she has found passion + purpose in her work. A skilled food and agriculture workforce is [...]

Wireless Innovation Project Promotes Technology for Good

PathVis is a clever smartphone-based detection platform built to directly detect and help track infectious diseases afflicting over 250 million people world-wide. It has breakthrough technology that’s able to get results in less than 30 minutes, which can provide health organisations with real-time data to decrease costs and increase efficiency in identifying outbreaks and preventing further spread of disease. Now, it has just won the [...]

Ramesh Ponnuru on the Transfer of Risk to Workers and Their Families

This site is optimized with the Yoast SEO Premium plugin v4.9 - https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/ / Yoast SEO Premium plugin. For the first time in 2016, the Institute’s Financial Security Program and Economic Opportunities Program joined forces to present the 2016 Economic Security Summit, which brought together experts in workforce development, labor-market dynamics, income security, consumer finance, savings, and asset development to stimulate new policy ideas aimed [...]

Millions Of Women In Poverty Can’t Afford Tampons—This Company Is Changing That | Rodale’s Organic Life

Menstrual products aren’t covered by programs like WIC or food stamps, so this new company donates a box for every one you buy. There are plenty of important organizations out there doing great work to give women in need access to food, shelter, job training, and more. But there aren’t many that help them out with another necessity: Menstrual products. For the millions of U.S. women [...]

Explainer: the rise of social impact investing

Impact investing emerged in 2007 out of global discussions on how to mobilise more capital to tackle societal problems. Governments, communities and industries are grappling with issues such as climate change, inequality and social justice – and how to mobilise more funding to tackle these issues. One possible solution is impact investing. Impact investments are designed to achieve a measurable social/environmental return and a financial [...]

The “Magical Space” Where Technology Increases Impact

SSIR x Bridgespan: Achieving Transformative Scale Achieving Transformative Scale is an article series exploring pathways that social sector leaders around the world are pursuing to take solutions that work to a scale that truly transforms society. When I arrived as CEO at HopeLab, which develops health technology products with a focus on kids and young adults, one of the organization’s main goals was to develop [...]

Introducing The Good Cards, An Interactive Gaming App Helping Keep The Pay It Forward Movement Alive

With The Good Cards, the real aim is to unite current Dreamers, awaken dormant Dreamers and inspire non-dreamers to find their faith in humanity and become Dreamers too. This is all made possible through the simplest of processes. Here’s how it works:   By ordering your card online, a biodegradable one of course, you automatically enter the game. After receiving your card, you scan the [...]

Meet Swell, A New Social Impact Investing Platform For Conscious Investors

  Pacific Life’s incubator startup, Swell, has officially launched! The new social impact investing platform provides consumers the opportunity in invest in various conscious investment projects focused on six positive future categories: Green Technology, Renewable Energy, Zero Waste, Clean Water, Healthy Living and Disease Eradication. With as little as $500, Swell is aiding consumers with opportunities to invest in platforms that aims to deliver profit [...]

Meet The Female Social Entrepreneur Creating Opportunities for 8,000 Women In 16 Countries……And Counting

Fair Anita is a social enterprise that invests in the power of women. After learning financial insecurity was the #1 reason women stay in abusive relationships, we set out to create fair trade jobs for women in need. Meet Joy McBrien, an inspiring female social entrepreneur, and founder of Fair Anita. Fair Anita is a Public Benefit Corporation committed to creating economic opportunities for marginalized [...]