Director of White House Office of Social Innovation visits ELI

Director of White House Office of Social Innovation visits ELI.

Director of White House Office of Social Innovation visits ELI.

Thursday 9/23, Christopher Gergen’s class (PPS144S – Social Enterprise Development) was joined by Sonal Shah, Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. Shah sat down with students, staff and faculty to discuss her own entrepreneurial journey, detailing her experience as a member of the Obama transition project’s advisory board, in addition to holding positions at Goldman, Sachs & Company, the Treasury Department, the Center for Global Development, the Center for American Progress, and Google.  She is a role model for promising social entrepreneurs and a veteran herself, as co-founder of Indicorps, a nonprofit group that offers fellowships to Indian-Americans working on development projects in India.