Whether nonprofit, for profit, or somewhere in between, Philly’s social entrepreneurs are engaging with technology to make the City of Brotherly Love a better place. Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to streamline their organizations, reach underserved populations, and engage with new audiences.
Mo Manklang, Chief of Operations, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, is a creative strategist focusing on cooperative solutions and network building. She has been convening people in the arts, nonprofit, social enterprise, and cooperative areas the past five years in Philadelphia. Mo is Board Vice President of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, a member of the Media and Marketing committee of the Kensington Community Food Co-op, a member of the Policy Committee of the Sustainable Business Network, and is cofounder of The Bechdel Test Fest, an annual festival highlighting women and transgender comedians in Philadelphia.
Stephanie Thome works for Azavea: a geospatial technology and data analytics company which focuses on projects that increase civic and social impact. There, she manages the Cicero product, which is a database of legislative districts and elected official contact information. In this capacity, Stephanie has assisted numerous nonprofits using technology to engage with their National, state, and local elected officials. Prior to joining Azavea in 2014, Stephanie worked at a nonprofit providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Erik Kivimäki is a Senior Standards Analyst at B Lab. Erik guides multinationals and Brazilian companies through the B Corporation Certification and GIIRS rating processes. Erik has a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and has previously worked in management consulting in the clean tech and oil and gas sectors.