Small is beautiful!

“Small is beautiful”, these words from Joseph Schumpeter, one of the most influential management thinkers of the 20th century, have always resonated with me. That’s why I love to work with entrepreneurs on developing their ventures further. And often I hear that these organizations should stay small (which in a way I agree with) and […]

Compadres, Coffee Beans and Corporate Communication

For six weeks, epExpert Bianca supported  Café Compadre in creating a communication & marketing strategy. In the following video Bianca and the Compadre team talk about their time together.

Help yourself to an ‘Aha’ moment in Organizational Development

Together with SEED/adelphi, Siemens Stiftung developed a toolkit on Organizational Development for social businesses. Why? Because we realized that many social entrepreneurs are challenged by leading a growing team and building up longlasting structures. Kay Eunkyung Kang works for SEED and was part of the epOnsite of the empowering people. Network in Mumbai this year. […]

Great support for little heroes – World Prematurity Day

According to the WHO, 15 million babies are born too soon every year and over one million die due to complications of preterm birth – most of them in developing countries. To help premature babies survive their first fight in life, simple yet effective solutions are needed. Three major risks for babies, especially for those […]

Observations on leadership, sustainability and Europe

The last few months, and especially the last week, my thoughts concentrated on a group of about 50 people who went to Amsterdam following our invitation. Today I am sitting alone in my office and it feels similar to handing in my master thesis: I am relieved because the stress is over – but also […]

epWorkshop: Organizational Development experts meet Social Entrepreneurs in beautiful Amsterdam

“Think in roles, not in functions”, “empower your team”, “make concious decisions”. This is just a little selection of lessons learned during the empowering people. Workshop in Amsterdam last week. Within four instructive days, almost 50 social entrepreneurs and empowering people. Network members from Argentina, China, China, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, […]

epWorkshop in Amsterdam: Organizational development for social entrepreneurs worldwide

How can we deploy our human ressources efficiently? Which management style is the best one for our team? And how can we improve our decision-making processes? – Questions like these occupy many growing organization. The empowering people. Network by Siemens Stiftung wants to support social entrepreneurs in finding solutions for their personal matters: For an […]

Ricardo Braun presents “Zikomo Zambia” – a documentary film

In November 2016 the Practical Impact Alliance (PIA) Co-Design Summit, hosted by the D-Lab of MIT, took place in Kafue and Naboye, Zambia. The empowering people. Network is a member of the Alliance and was part of the event. Thanks to the empowering people. Network, Ricardo Braun, Brazilian biologist and filmmaker, could attend the Summit. […]

The empowering people. Network made it! #impactengineered

The Impact.Engineered Event by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Engineering for Change (E4C) is the 1st annual awards forum for the highest honours in social impact and social innovation. This time the empowering people. Network won the award for Corporate Philanthropy Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

epExpert: Using Better Business Practices to Empower Local Farmers

Compadre is a social enterprise that works with organic farmers to help them get better prices for their coffee. Using an innovative, solar-powered roaster, it can help farmers earn more than 70% more income than by selling unroasted beans. And as a plus, this solar powered roaster uses 5x LESS energy than existing roasters. Compadre […]