Senior Landecker Fellow Mamobo Ogoro became the first Irish woman to win the Changemaker Award category for #ShesNext 2023 by Visa.
Under this program, every year, five winning business owners receive a grant of €10,000 and one year of business coaching from IFundWomen, a funding platform for female entrepreneurs.
Mamobo’s company GORM is an award-winning social enterprise on a mission to unify across differences and advance belonging for marginalised communities. “With the unique blend of expertise in creative media and social psychology GORM aids in the sustainable goals of (10) reducing inequality and (16) peace justice & strong institutions,” informs The Business Plus.
“My heart is so filled with joy to win the Changemaker category,” Mamobo shared via LinkedIn. Mamobo further noted she was pleased to see social enterprise recognized in this year’s round. “Not only do social enterprises have to operate like any other business, but they have to do so in a manner that puts people and the planet first to achieve social impact,” she explained.
- Read about this year’s winners of the She’s Next Grant Program on this Business Plus page.
- To stay updated on Mamobo’s endeavors, follow her on LinkedIn.
Mamobo is one of thirty 2021-2022 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.