May 25, 2020
Terry Shubkin is Chief Excitement Officer at Young Enterprise which is focused on "Inspiring Students. Unleashing Leaders." In this interview we hear about her life journey and what led her to taking on that role. I really enjoyed hearing about her background and interesting journey and lessons learned when making life decisions ("what's the worst that could happen?") as well as the work being done to promote enterprise among high school students. We also talk about the shift in focus over time among students who are increasingly interested in the impact their companies will have. With thousands of alumni who have been through the programme there is now a lasting legacy of businesses whose CEOs first learned about business through YES.
Report on Social Enterprise mentioned: https://www.theimpactinitiative.org.nz/publications/structuring-for-impact
YES Annual Report here
2 minute overview video of what they do - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih7BKfNzdcc
2019 YES Alumni Report (Life after YES) – gives the outcomes from our alumni survey including the stats I mentioned around the number of entrepreneurs, the number of companies they have created and the number of jobs - http://youngenterprise.org.nz/assets/Uploads/YES-Alumni-Report-2019-Final.pdf
Video if people want to volunteer and not sure what it means to mentor a YES company - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHUEJ4D5jDc
If people want to #loveYES and #shopYES – the YES Market where YES companies can sell their products online in a central place. http://www.yesmarket.co.nz/businesses
Social enterprise book here
From website: "Our vision at Young Enterprise is to build a pipeline of entrepreneurial-minded young people who will boost the prosperity in Aotearoa. We do this by preparing young people to thrive in business and in life. We create authentic learning experiences and bring enterprise into the classroom."
Video of this interview: https://youtu.be/QXF2OR68nRg
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