Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur: Nancy Lublin

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:45am - 12:45pm

Join the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University for a fireside chat with serial social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin.

At 23, Lublin turned a $5,000 inheritance into Dress for Success, a global nonprofit, helping more than 850,000 women in 20 countries achieve economic independence. After taking over as CEO of DoSomething.org in 2003, Lublin turned it into the largest youth organization in the world. During her 2013 TED Talk, Lublin launched Crisis Text Line, the world’s first 24/7, free, text message-based support service for people facing a range of issues, from depression and substance abuse to eating disorders and physical abuse. Recognizing the potential of using Big Data to address social challenges, Lublin launched a separate initiative called Crisis Trends to track when and where issues occur.

One of the Schwab Foundation’s 2014 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year, Lublin was selected as a Young Global Leader by The World Economic Forum and named one of the NonProfit Times’ 50 Most Powerful Leaders three years in a row. In 2017, Lublin became chairwoman of the new board at Change.org, a for-profit petition and fundraising website focused on social and political change. Lublin is the author of the bestseller Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business, has been featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes, CNN, and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.

Event Cost/Fee: 
Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Leaman Classroom
100 Fuqua Dr
Durham, NC 27705
United States