Leading Entrepreneurs to Accelerate Prosperity
Scaling our social impact by supporting more entrepreneurs
Mission + Purpose
Emory University studied + validated our theory of change:
When you invest in the leadership of a young social entrepreneur, that entrepreneur will become a more effective business leader who positively impacts the world.
On the heels of this study we're itching to scale our social impact, and for us that means supporting more social entrepreneurs. We created the LEAP Program to serve more of The Global Good Fund’s top applicants, whose enterprises will prosper with additional leadership support.
44 of the top 2% of applicants for The Global Good Fund Fellowship, who were not selected, were invited to participate in our inaugural LEAP Program. 44 entrepreneurs from around the world accepted and committed to this 7-month virtual program, focused on leadership development.
We will support LEAP entrepreneurs with our proven methods of impact: executive coaching, business mentorship, and access to a network of peers and sector expertise to accelerate their growth and impact.
Created in collaboration with Yale University, PwC and Deloitte, the 360 MIRROR Assessment is the foundation of The Global Good Fund’s leadership development offering. Specifically designed for social entrepreneurs, this assessment reflects a panoramic view of one’s leadership skills.
Leadership Plan + Coaching
Upon completion of the 360 MIRROR, LEAP entrepreneurs will work with a professional Executive Coach for three months, in a group setting, to frame their results and define their development priorities in a Leadership Development Plan (LDP).
Executive Coaching + Business Mentorship
Entrepreneurs will meet in bi-weekly sessions with a Business Mentor for three months. The Mentor serves as an accountability partner, challenging the leader to complete his or her LDP and providing consistent support. Additionally, seminars will be offered in marketing, building talent and capital development.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW IS THIS PROGRAM DIFFERENT FROM THE FELLOWSHIP?
+ LEAP is an abridged version of The Global Good Fund Fellowship.
+ LEAP does not include a monetary award, or participation in our global summit.
+ LEAP entrepreneurs meet with their Executive Coach in a group setting.
+ LEAP entrepreneurs meet with their Business Mentor in a 1-on-1 setting.
CAN I APPLY TO THE LEAP PROGRAM?
+ Access to The LEAP Program is by invitation only.
+ In 2019, 44 of the top 2% of applicants for The Global Good Fund Fellowship were invited to participate in LEAP.
CAN LEAP ENTREPRENEURS ALSO APPLY FOR THE GLOBAL GOOD FUND FELLOWSHIP?
+ Yes of course!
+ We believe investing in leadership development is the best tool for enterprise growth and achieving global good.
I'VE BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICAPTE IN LEAP, AND I'M SO EXCITED! CAN I SHARE THE NEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
+ To create ripples of change across cultures and continents we encourage LEAP entrepreneurs to share this exciting opportunity with your community! Click to tweet.
Founder | Ask Without Shame
Ask Without Shame is a social enterprise that provides emergency sex education via mobile device to African youth.
The lack of sexual education coupled with the negative stigma surrounding sex is the overwhelming reality in Uganda. Ruth Nabembezi grew up in an orphanage because her parents and sister were brought to a witch doctor instead of being diagnosed with HIV. Powered by tragedy and frustration, Ruth founded Ask Without Shame, a free and anonymous service for Africans to receive answers to questions regarding sexual matters. In only 2 years, 200,000 questions from over 80,000 users have been responded to.
Founder | Civic Suds
Civic Suds supports digital literacy development for families in the United States living below the poverty line by installing public access computers and facilitating digital literacy trainings inside coin laundromats.
Civic Suds was inspired by Chang's personal experience, growing up a child to first-generation immigrants. Witnessing his own family's challenges to keep their clothes clean each week, Allister recognized an opportunity to better utilize the 90+ minutes wasted waiting for clothing to wash and dry. Civic Suds installs public access computers to facilitate digital literacy training inside coin laundries. The company aims to be the nation’s first laundromat that channels 100% of its profits to provide educational resources and educational programming to the neighborhood.
Executive Director | Global Glimpse
Global Glimpse is a highly selective, structured leadership program that launches motivated US high school students from a wide range of backgrounds into a fascinating, transformative international experience.
Eliza first traveled to the developing world when she was 20 years old. Seeing and understanding global inequality firsthand inspired her to provide perspective and connection to young people across divides. Through her work with Global Glimpse she is bringing young people from different backgrounds together; stepping out of their comfort zones, and experiencing new things together, helps students understand larger social contexts and take action to better their communities. Eliza joined Global Glimpse in 2008, and under her leadership, the company has grown more than seven-fold over the past six years.