Carolyn Williams

I am a MBA student at the Owen Graduate School of Management, concentrating in strategy & operations. Business school is a pivot point for me as I make a transition from the nonprofit sector to the for-profit world after graduation. Prior to Owen, I worked at nonprofit organizations in Chicago that pursued missions for educational attainment or health.

The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures (TFC) is an opportunity for me to couple my nonprofit background with my business interest to create sustainable solutions that improve the globe or local communities. My personal motivation is creating lasting impact through working with others and the opportunities offered through the TFC have already influenced the kind of leader I aim to become in my future career.

Even in just one year, I’ve learned a great deal. I’ve been fortunate to work on a social enterprise consulting team helping our client to expand new markets, research and design measurement strategies that will support the growth of TFC programming and the organization as a whole, and work with wonderful leaders on the board and partners within the community.  In my role as the Social Enterprise Consulting Chair, I will continue Amna’s important work on this course, which was offered for-credit for the first time this year, and continue to grow its value to students across disciplines.

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