Removing the Concrete Wall: How to Increase the Number of Black Women in Leadership

Removing the Concrete Wall: How to Increase the Number of Black Women in Leadership

There’s the gender gap and there’s the race/gender gap The ‘glass ceiling’ is now a common term used to reference the set of obstacles women face to hinder their progress in the workplace, especially as they aim to rise up the hierarchy into the upper echelons of top management. It has been found that theRead more

Student life in a time of chaos

Student life in a time of chaos

Pivoting lifestyles towards a positive mindset For the last three years I have been studying International Business; a subject which in passing may sound dense with its vague title, however, it holds extensive meaning within its context and our society. In September 2019, I chose to study abroad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to fully understandRead more

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast The Social Ideas Podcast shares the impact of social innovation, its necessity and its capacity to challenge the status quo. Throughout this series, highly committed change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia will talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more equitableRead more

Moving beyond social entrepreneurship

Moving beyond social entrepreneurship

Social Extrapreneurship There is growing interest in expanding our understanding of social innovation, moving beyond social entrepreneurship to address societal challenges through different decision-making levels(1) and the collaboration of multiple actors. Social extrapreneurship(2) is a novel view of entrepreneurship: it can be defined as multi-sectoral collaboration to tackle social challenges through innovative solutions. However, asRead more

Animorph: encountering our future selves now

Animorph: encountering our future selves now

Written by Szczepan Orlowski, XR Developer at Animorph Converging realities Since Animorph‘s inception we have aimed to transform peoples’ lives using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), as we believe they are the future computing platforms. A quick clarification for those less familiar with augmented or virtual reality. Using a headset, VR entirely immersesRead more

The digital divide of Latin America

The digital divide of Latin America

Written by José F. Otero, VP Latin America & Caribbean at 5G Americas and student of the Mst in Social Innovation programme. The fragility of humanity vs small virus Sometimes life surprises us with a totally different agenda than we imagined. A sudden blow of reality forces us to contemplate the unthinkable, and engenders creativity,Read more

From the dust of bricks

From the dust of bricks

Through the determination of its community, the village of Glenboig has risen from the brick dust of its industrial history. Over the last three years, Dr Neil Stott, Dr Michelle Fava, and students from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation has been researching Glenboig Neighbourhood Trust’s community action. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, the TrustRead more

Closed but connected: how church communities are coping with Covid-19

Closed but connected:  how church communities are coping with Covid-19

Written by Dr Timur Alexandrov Churches in the time of a modern pandemic For the first time in modern history, places of worship including churches are closed. As the lockdown continues in the UK, we cannot help but notice the silent local churches. As we take our daily exercise allowance, we have all seen thatRead more

We are all in this together

We are all in this together

Dr Lilia Giugni is a Research Associate with the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, and the co-founder and CEO of GenPol – Gender & Policy Insights, a think tank consultancy researching matters of gender and advocating for a more gender equal world. Her research interests and advocacy work include the mainstreaming of gender equality concernsRead more

The Corporate Pivot: radical change in times of crisis

The Corporate Pivot: radical change in times of crisis

Last year, Professor Paul Tracey, Professor of Innovation & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, co-authored a study which focused on the issues of ‘pivoting’ as faced by startups that had to adapt to changing circumstances. In this article, Paul re-examines the concept of pivoting as large companies and corporations radically shift their business modelsRead more

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