Huffington Post: An In-depth Interview With Sally Osberg, President And CEO Of The Skoll FoundationMarch 22, 2011 by Eddie Scher
In advance of the 2011 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, Rahim Kanani, Editor-in-Chief, World Affairs Commentary, conducted an in-depth interview with Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation, on the evolution of the organization and their efforts, the intersection between social entrepreneurship and international development, future challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and much more. This interview is one in a Special Advanced Interview Series conducted with Skoll World Forum delegates by Kanani.
Sally Osberg: What makes the Skoll World Forum unique is its purpose: it is specifically designed to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. It does this by bringing the world’s most outstanding social entrepreneurs together with their allies, partners, and champions—as well as some of those skeptics I mentioned earlier—for three days of learning, sharing, networking and deal-making. Each year, we target a mix of delegates from sectors crucial to scaling social entrepreneurs’ impact: media, policy, business, finance, philanthropy and academe. We strive as well for international representation—north, south, east, west. For the past few years, we’ve had delegates from six continents and 60+ countries.