Opening Panel: Meet the 2019-2020 Beck Visiting Social Innovators

Date & Time

Thursday, Sep 12th, 2019

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM


Wexner-G02+G02A, HKS


The Social Innovation and Change Initiative is delighted to announce the Marla and Barry Beck Visiting Social Innovators for the 2019-20 academic year. Each year, SICI is privileged to host a small group of accomplished practitioners from around the world who operate beyond traditional boundaries, bringing a multi-sector, global, systems perspective to their social innovation work. Through elements of their vision for change, approach, and lived example, they reflect SICI’s values, vision, and key priorities. Join us in welcoming this new cohort and learn more about their social impact projects and how you can get involved!

The 2019 Beck Visiting Social Innovators are:

T. Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison, GirlTrek
Morgan and Vanessa are the Founders of GirlTrek, the largest public health non-profit for Black women and girls in the U.S. that is building a movement of one million Black women walking daily.

Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green
Cheryl is the President of Echoing Green, a global organization seeding and unleashing next-generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. Prior to leading this social impact organization, Cheryl was a social entrepreneur herself and received an Echoing Green Fellowship in 1992 to help launch The Family Van, a community-based mobile health unit in Boston.

Rajesh Panjabi + Lisha McCormick, Last Mile Health
Raj and Lisha are the CEO and COO, respectively, of Last Mile Health, a non-profit organization partnering with governments to invest in teams of community and frontline health workers to make health systems more accessible and inclusive.

Jean Rogers, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Jean is the Founder and Former CEO and Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a 501(c)3 dedicated to enhancing the efficiency of the U.S. capital markets by fostering high-quality disclosure of material sustainability information that meets investor needs and enhances public trust in companies.

Palak Shah, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Palak is the Social Innovations Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the nation’s leading organization working for the power, respect, and fair labor standards for the 2.5 million nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in the U.S. In this role, she leads NDWA’s national strategy on raising market norms and standards, partnering with the private sector, and building scalable and sustainable business ventures.