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Social entrepreneurship is defined as, “an approach by companies and entrepreneurs, in which they develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.” While money is always a determining factor when seeking a new role, young entrepreneurs and job seekers are increasingly putting passion over profit. Today, over 90% of young professionals want to use their talents in a way that will affect positive change. Learn more about social entrepreneurship and the creative ways people are pursuing both profit and positive impact.

About the Speaker:

Rachel Sumekh
Founder + CEO
Swipe Out Hunger

The organization is the leading nonprofit in addressing hunger amongst college students. Her work has been recognized by The Obama White House and landed her on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.

Swipe Out Hunger began in 2010 with a few friends as a college project at UCLA. Since, it has grown onto over 120 universities, serving 2 million nourishing meals. Their innovative approach allows university students to donate the unused funds from their meal plans to food insecure peers. Rachel authored the Hunger Free Campus bill which has sent over $20 million dollars to college campuses to end hunger. Rachel serves on the board of her spiritual community, IKAR, and is a proud graduate of UCLA. She credits her upbringing as the child of Iranian Jewish immigrants for her intersectional perspective.