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Aspen First Movers - creating change from within

The Aspen Institute's First Mover Fellowship empowers social intrapreneurs-- people who create positive change within large companies.

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The First Movers fellowship is designed to provide fellows with a strong platform to push for social and environmental change in business. In the sessions, there's a focus on leadership skills, building connections across industries, and self-reflection as keys to growth. I'm a First Mover.

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I have just returned from 4 days at the first annual Aspen Institute Business and Society Program First Movers Summit. And I can attest firsthand that these are people that are changing the world and will lead the acceleration of the change we need. From global multinationals such as FedEx, Dow Chemical, WalMart, IBM, from foundations like the Fetzer Institute, global social change media platforms such as GOOD, the heart of financial services- Black Rock and Citibank, environmental sustainability pioneers like Interface, the people who came together in Aspen this past weekend are the next generation of executives who will define what business is in society in the future and what it does to make a better world. The Aspen program is providing the fellows in the program to be disruptors of change in traditional corporate management environments. IDEO is a big supporter and we all should be too. The program is the best resource we have to help the social entrepreneurs inside big companies and social entrepreneurs starting their own to form management culture and process that stand in the way of business as an agent of social change in the world

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