Global Operations: Running Social Ventures Across Countries

9:30am — 10:30am
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Online Event
Global Operations: Running Social Ventures Across Countries
Social impact ventures, come hear about navigating a variety of obstacles in the US and beyond.

Are you interested in running a social-impact venture that operates in the United States as well as in other countries? If so, you may be unsure how governance, incorporation, finance, reporting structures, and other elements tend to work with a cross border organization. During this session, you’ll hear from current founders on how they navigated these very issues.


Rebekah Emanuel is the senior advisor for social entrepreneurship at the Harvard Innovation Labs. A McKinsey alum and HBS grad, Rebekah has started flagship organizations across the private, public, and social sectors. While a student at HBS, she incubated a startup at the i-lab, took her startup to a residency at MassChallenge, and was invited to the second class of the Harvard LaunchLab. Alongside startups, Rebekah has also spent significant time guiding mature organizations. As a director at the City of Boston, Rebekah wrote the city’s long-term growth plan – including exciting plans for the Allston area, where the i-lab is situated. The first long term-plan completed in 50 years, she helped solicit and integrate over 14,000 constituent voices, and align the city’s budget against the strategic priorities. The metrics she designed to track progress attracted media attention for their cutting- edge public accountability. Rebekah holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an LLM in Law from the National University of Ireland Galway as a Mitchell Scholar, and a BA from Yale University. She also serves as a chaplain.


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