Ntale Artisan Tannery and Manufacturing Centre | Zambia | @schoolclubzambi Lois has always had two passions in life, world poverty and entrepreneurship. That is why it is appropriate that she co-founded of the School Club Zambia (SCZ) in 2011. She has lived in Zambia for the past 6 years, returning to her home in the UK only briefly to complete an MSc in Development Studies in 2011 at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She currently Country Director of an international NGO based in rural Zambia but continues to dedicate all of her spare time and energy to supporting the growth of the School Club Zambia as they strive to implement more sustainable school-run enterprise projects at rural schools in the the Southern Province of Zambia.
SpellAfrica Initiative | Nigeria | @spellafrica Elvis Austins is a Nigerian born social entrepreneur who has demonstrated great passion and resilience or making a difference in the society. He is the Founder/CEO of SpellAfrica Initiative, a nonprofit whose mission is to help Africa’s youth improve their English vocabulary using technology. Elvis started SpellAfrica Initiative out of the desire to improve on his poor educational background. Elvis holds a diploma in data processing from the University of Benin. As ex-fellow of The Social Entrepreneurship Forum in Sweden, he is currently participating in the 2013-2014 GSBI online with Santa Clara University. SpellAfrica Initiative was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the 2013 echoinggreen fellowship program. Elvis was recently invited to participate in the 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum in Calgary, Alberta Canada.  
Women@TheFrontier | Peru | @iRymshina

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Irina Rymshina is an economist graduated from the Russian University of Cooperation with specialization in Finance and Credit. She has been an executive economist for ABS Electro, a Russian multinational holding with over 5000 employees, providing comprehensive solutions and executing mega projects globally. In 2011, she graduated with a Master in Business Administration from ESAN University in Lima, Peru, with a major in IT Management. Irina has been the IT Operations Manager for Peru for Softline Group, a Russian Corporation for the sale of software and computer solutions with operations in over 24 countries and annual sales of over USD 500 million. She is actively involved in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, being a mentor for Startup Founders and Entrepreneurs in various organizations including Startup Weekend, Founder Institute, Startup Pirates, amongst others. Irina is also a shareholder in various companies which have received funding from private angel investors and organizations such as Wayra, Startup Chile, and the Innovation Fund of the Science and Technology Program of the Government of Peru (FINCyT-FIDECOM). She is a delegate of Kauffman Foundation's Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Irina is founder of the Peruvian Chapter of Women@TheFrontier, a US bases organization affiliated to Singularity University which fosters the network creation and mentorship of women leaders in science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship around the world.
FYSE | China | @FYSE Andrea founded FYSE in 2008, and since then has grew it into an organization that currently provides support to social entrepreneurs in ten countries in Asia. Before FYSE, Andrea has worked for NGOs and start-ups in the UK (Impact HUB), Indonesia and Malaysia (Enterprise Asia) Bangladesh (Sisu Tech), and Hong Kong (AIESEC) with a constant focus on youth development, starting up organizations or departments and entrepreneurship promotion, which now accumulates in FYSE's focus on supporting social entrepreneurship by mainstreaming entrepreneurial education, and by supporting early-stage social entrepreneurs with effective capacity building. Andrea is driven by the believe that people are the key to solving our current social and environmental challenges and that if provided with the resources, network and skills people will create a more sustainable future. She holds a Master in East Asian Studies from the University of Bristol, England and is an alumni of INSEAD’s International Social Entrepreneurship Program. Andrea is the 2012 Winner of the Women Social Leadership Awards (Leaders in the Workplace Category) and was selected as member of the Global Entrepreneurship Forum in 2011.
ShopIndigenous.ca | Canada | @LadyHDA Heather Abbey is a Cree mother from Little Pine First Nation. Currently residing in Saskatoon, Abbey is the owner of ShopIndigenous.ca, an E-commerce site created for Indigenous Artisans to connect with buyers in a global market. As a single parent, Heather knows the importance of family and community, and has served on several community boards and associations, always with a focus on creating opportunities and change for impoverished youth and communities. The recipient of sixteen major awards and scholarships, including a place on the Top 100 Aboriginal Women in Canada, the YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award, and the Dr. A. E. Blakeney Bursary- a four year bursary, Abbey is passionate about maximizing her potential on limited resources. "There are so many opportunities out there if one is willing to invest the time and energy to go for them. I believe that everyone can create their own future, no matter where they come from" says Abbey. Between operating her startup as a sole proprietorship and raising her children, there isn't a lot of spare time left over, and thats exactly how Abbey prefers it. "Babies and business, thats what I'm all about" laughs Heather. "I wouldn't have it any other way". Heather looks forward to connecting with other leaders on a global scale, and giving her all in the Global Fellowship Program.
RD Lab | United States | @sgoddu Seisei has a knack for finding the next challenge. She has worked with over fifty public, private, and non-profit organizations in North America, the Middle East, East Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe. After obtaining her B.A. from McGill University, she worked with the International Criminal Court, researching and publishing a paper on the legal mechanisms for achieving environmental justice in Darfur, and as a facilitator for the United Nations in Kenya, where she co-facilitated strategic planning meetings and designed consensus-building processes. In 2008, she founded a social impact consulting group, providing consulting, training, facilitation, and coaching services in the Middle East and Africa. In recognition of her accomplishments, she was featured in Real Leaders magazine in 2011 as one of four young thought leaders building social enterprises in the developing world. She holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, having also served as the co-director of The 2nd Columbia University Earth Summit and co-president of the school’s Environmental Coalition. A skilled facilitator and mediator, she has mediated cases with Harvard Mediation Program since 2006, and is a member of StartingBloc, Sandbox, 85 Broads, and a 2013 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow.   12.02.13 Startup Gen Video 1 from Seisei Tatebe-Goddu on Vimeo.