WOMEN in Social Business

Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:00 PM
FabCafe Bangkok




AKIN ASIA has partnered with Yunus Centre AIT to bring you a discussion on social business and entrepreneurship. This WOMEN in Social Business event will hear from a panel of female entrepreneurs discussing what it means to run a social business and share their experience in working to create and inspire change.



Standard Tickets 30 June 2016 250 THB
Student Tickets 30 June 2016 200 THB



Social Entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. In order to learn from the experience of Social Entrepreneurs in the region and discuss the successes and challenges they face during their journeys of designing and running businesses for a better world, the Yunus Centre AIT presents its brand new program: Humans Of Change.

To kick off this series of events, the first edition aims to connect and inspire individuals under the theme WOMEN in Social Business –  in partnership with AKIN ASIA’s Women IN series.

Tickets will be available to purchase in cash on the evening. Due to limited spacing however, please RSVP by using the link above. Student prices are available with presentation of a valid student ID card.

This event is sponsored by FabCafe.


Katy Grennier is Partner at Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership (DSIL). She has spent the last ten years internationally and domestically building and expanding youth and adult education programs in efforts to push the global community to demand more meaningful learning experiences. Some of these efforts include being on the team of large campaign to build (with the youth) an after-school and summer program for homeless youth in Little Rock, AR at Our House Homeless Shelter as well as creating a progressive charter school that uses the city as the place where inner city kids go out everyday of the week to discover the world around them. Katy insists on putting relationships, authentic connection, and relevance to curriculum first. As a masters graduate at the Bill Clinton School of Public Service, she is now continuing her career in Asia on is proud to be a part of the DSIL founding team.




Vivian Lee headshotVivian Lee is the COO at Wedu. She has 10 years of experience in management consulting, operations management and social entrepreneurship.  Working with Wedu since June of 2014 and previously as Operations Director at Rags2Riches from 2011-2013, Vivian’s leadership over the past 5 years has helped build capacity and sustainability at both of these start-up social enterprises, where she is able to combine her skills and passion for social entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment.  Vivian graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and was an LGT Venture Philanthropy Impact Catalyst Fellow in 2011.



4Pearl Phaovisaid is a Thammasat University lecturer, former US Army officer, helicopter pilot, and Iraq veteran. Pearl’s military career spanned three continents and culminated at the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence where she instructed junior aviation officers. Upon completion of military service, she moved to Thailand to pursue her passion for teaching, coaching, and mentoring. A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Pearl currently serves as Director of the Global Studies and Social Entrepreneurship (GSSE) Program, which seeks to develop the next generation of leaders, changemakers, and social entrepreneurs.