Jean Case on the Impact of Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Solving Grand Challenges

Jean Case on the Impact of Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Solving Grand Challenges

Jean Case is the CEO of the Case Foundation and Chair of The National Geographic Society Board of Trustees. Currently an actively engaged philanthropist, investor and pioneer in the world of interactive technologies, her career in the private sector spanned nearly two decades before she and her husband, Steve Case, created the Case Foundation in 1997. A passionate believer in all things digital and the amazing potential of technology to change the world for the better, the Case Foundation is recognized for its innovative efforts to address significant social challenges, harnessing the best impulses of entrepreneurship, technology and collaboration to drive exponential impact.

In addition to her role as CEO of the Case Foundation and Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, Jean also serves on numerous other boards around the globe, all focused on the forefronts of innovation, diversity and the education of our emerging leaders. Jean has also repeatedly been recognized for her incredible work by a wide variety of organizations, receiving accolades such as top Business Women, “Most Admired Nonprofit CEO, and “one of the 9 Most Generous Tech Entrepreneurs” by Fast Company. Jean is also an active contributor to civil causes and Government. In June 2006, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to chair the President’s Council on Service and Civil Participation, and the Case Foundation is known for their work promoting an inclusive society.

This conversation is a absolutely fantastic, as Jean and I talked about diversity in social entrepreneurship and impact investing, failure, innovation in government, the rise of conservation technology, the impact of millennials and much, much more.  To anyone looking for a role model on how to think about impact, how to lead, or how to leverage your work for the greatest good, Jean is your woman.


Show Notes and Resources:

Jean Case

Forbes | Medium | Twitter 

The Case Foundation

National Geographic Society

Steven Johnson Blog | How We Got to Now

Iceland Ocean Cluster

Thor Sigfusson

David Lang

Zero to Maker | OpenROV

The Millennial Impact Report


The Third Wave

The Rise of the Rest Tour


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