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Katherine Milligan, Deputy Head and Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Katherine Milligan is Deputy Head of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1998 and her Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government in 2004, where she was the recipient of the Pforzheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. After working as the director of a grassroots development organization in West Africa from 1999 – 2001, Katherine went on to do strategy consulting for the Center for Global Development, PBS Frontline, the Center for a New American Dream, and the African Public Broadcasting Foundation. She authored a report on the WTO agricultural negotiations as a Sheldon Knox Research Fellow at Harvard University from 2004 – 2005, which was published by the International Institute of Economics in Case Studies in US Trade Negotiations Volume II (2006). Katherine has been with the World Economic Forum since 2005.

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5 Powerful Ideas for Global Impact From Social Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 10:09 AM

All of us wish to feel a sense of purpose in our careers and make a meaningful contribution to society, but it can be hard to know where to start. Social entrepreneurs offer a fascinating model. They combine compassion and business acumen to scale solutions that are needed now more...

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Searching for Meaning in Paris

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 3:09 PM

"Paris is the capital of revolutions, so it's highly appropriate we're here today in the midst of new revolution: a revolution in how we deal with social issues," said Sir Ronald Cohen, speaking at the "Impact Squared" event this week hosted by Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, and Le...

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Will the Trade Offs You Make Pay Off?

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 8:52 AM

Nearly 30 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs gathered for two days of private discussions ahead of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos. These closed-door meetings create a safe space for social entrepreneurs to share their aspirations and their anxieties, and often spark unusually frank conversations.

This past...

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