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Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter
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Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter works at HURIDOCS, a tech and human rights NGO. She is also the Co-Founder of Impacto Quito, with a mission to create a vibrant impact entrepreneurship ecosystem for Ecuador. She writes about and advocates for the rights and development of those in the fringes of society. She earned a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley and an LLM from University of Oxford. She is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

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Millennials Exploring Social Exclusion With Pope Francis: God, the Internet and Disrupting Business

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 2:02 PM

Next week 40 Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum will travel to the Vatican from 5 continents to hold a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. This meeting aims to respond to challenge Pope Francis poses: How do we create a new global mindset to overcome social...

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Want Social Change? Make Politics Part of the Equation

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 1:01 PM

Living in the guilt-free, exciting world of social entrepreneurship, I hear more and more a sobering call to a different type of action: Politics is where you will make lasting change.

Social entrepreneurs of all stripes, nationalities and approaches gathered in Costa Rica this September for SHAPE 2013 --...

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Gen Y Latin Americans Searching for Our Pasts in Film

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 4:45 PM

As I watch recent events unfold in the Middle East where the aftermath of the Arab Spring has been plagued in Egypt by turmoil, assassinations and instability, I am reminded of Latin America's many stumbles towards democracy and the role of this generation in avoiding the same mistakes.


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An Urban Refugee's Dress on International Women's Day: Undocumented and Unafraid

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 10:34 AM

Today, my social media feeds are peppered with inspirational quotes about taking risks, overcoming fear and living a meaningful life. As many younger women of my generation, I being true to myself is something I aspire to. Some would argue that living up to this principle is reserved for those...

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Smaller, Younger NGOs to Davos: "We Have a Few Tips Too"

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 11:38 AM

"Wow! Are all the panels that contentious?" asked a Davos first timer as he retrieved his parka on his way to the next session. Delighted about by the richness of the debate I just heard at the Davos Open Forum, I smiled to myself: NGO accountability is far from a...

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