Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Monday, June 14th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm

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Audience:Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Staff and Faculty

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Alterna Social Ventures Institute presents:
Impact Ignite!

  • Are you interested in having a high-impact career?
  • Are you curious about social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, or systems change?
  • Do you want to meet other classmates who care about pursuing a career with impact?

Join this event presented by Daniela Papi-Thornton, an educator and consultant in systems-led leadership who has worked at the Saïd Business School at University of Oxford and the Yale School of Management. The events are designed to both inspire and connect future high-impact leaders. Each session will include a short presentation about systems-change leadership interspersed with time for short conversations with other participants. Hopefully you will walk away meeting new like-minded friends, having had a chance to consider your own career pathways, and inspired to pursue a career with impact. Join us for both sessions, which build upon each other, or just for one as your schedule allows.

Workshop Dates

  • Session 1: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • Session 2: Monday, June 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm EDT 

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Keynote Speaker: Daniela Papi-Thorton

Daniela Papi-Thornton is an impact consultant, educator, and author whose work focuses on social entrepreneurship and systems-led leadership. Daniela has served as a Lecturer at Yale School of Management, Watson Institute, and Oxford’s Saïd Business School where she was also the Deputy Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. She designed an educational tool called the Impact Gaps Canvas used at accelerator programs and social impact education initiatives around the world and launched Map the System, a contest now running at ~40 global institutions. Daniela has served as a consultant, advisor, and trainer at a range of enterprises, from public companies to private foundations. Daniela’s work builds upon six years of emerging market entrepreneurial experience in Cambodia, running a hybrid social enterprise. She co-authored a book, Learning Service, and her TEDx talk on Reclaiming Social Entrepreneurship and Elevating Impact talk highlight some of her thinking.


This event is made possible through funding provided by Alterna Savings