Posted by Gordon Crann


Rotary E-Club of Social Innovators (RESI) Member Rosalind Lockyer, pictured on left, (from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada) and RESI Corporate Partner CARE USA’s Director of Global Education Programming Joyce Adolwa (from Atlanta, Georgia, USA) both received the global Woman of the Decade for Community Leadership Award before 2,000 people attending the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi, India on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
The following are links to news articles from the Canadian and Northern Ontario press about RESI Member Rosalind Lockyer being honored with this prestigious award:
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Growth’s Office of Social Enterprise has called Rosalind: “one of the most remarkable social entrepreneurs in the world”, see:
Rosalind shared the stage with 8 other remarkable women from around the world, including Joyce Adolwa (Director, Global Education Programming at RESI Corporate Partner CARE USA), see:
On May 7, 2018, RESI Member Howard Weinstein (from Sao Paolo, Brazil) was notified by the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship in California’s Silicon Valley that he had been chosen to participate in GSBI’s 2018 TECh Accelerator Program consisting of the following parts: (continued)
1.  Online Modules (June 12th – Oct 22, 2018)
  • Online module work consists of several lessons to be completed online and on-schedule by working with their GSBI mentors. These modules are created by GSBI content to identify and create options to resolve the gaps in their organization.
  • Elective masterclasses on topics ranging from investment instruments, to talent sourcing, to board governance and management will be available though not required to complete.
2.  Investment Facilitation and Implementation (Nov 2018 – March 2019)
  • For those interested in fundraising, Miller Center staff will help them cultivate target lists, build relationships with potential funders, and make recommendations on their behalf. Staff and mentors will also be available to help customize pitches, outreach, etc. And will be available to accompany them throughout the investment process.
  • Mentors will continue supporting them and their organization through February as they navigate and explore opportunities to scale impact, focusing on the strategic initiatives they have developed through the prior program. No formal curriculum will be provided and there are no imposed deadlines.
  • Conference and travel stipends of up to US$1,000 will be available for each participant to either travel to or register for a strategic networking conference (SOCAP, Sankalp, FLII, etc). Miller Center staff will help prepare them for the conference, and they will help to facilitate meetings with potential investors in attendance.
3.  In – Residence and Showcase
  • The GSBI TECh  in-residence will be held over 4 days in late February 2019 in Silicon Valley, California. The In-Residence will allow working teams to continue addressing gaps in their social business; refining their pitch, business plan, and operating plan; for them to receive live instruction and support from mentors and content leads; and, to draw upon the networking and resource opportunities of Silicon Valley.
  • The GSBI TECh In-Residence will culminate in a showcase event This invitation-only event showcases them to a cross-section of potential investors, donors, advisors, board members, and mentors and facilitates networking opportunities for all parties. Participants will deliver 6-minute presentations that will be simulcast to a global audience.
  • Room and board for In-Residence will be covered by Miller Center. For International participants, up to US$750 of your travel expenses will be reimbursable. For domestic participants, up to US$500 of your travel expense will be reimbursable.
Whenever practicable, Howard has promised to share the above-noted programs offered to him with RESI, as one way to increase knowledge of social business for all RESI Members.
Our sincerest congratulations to RESI Members Rosalind Lockyer and Howard Weinstein, as well as to RESI Corporate Partner CARE USA’s Joyce Adolwa, on all receiving these global honours!