Spotlight: Camila Pazos

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What drives you?

I believe that in an inequitable world, the power of a community can be transformational. I view my role as a vehicle for access for those who are so often underrepresented from this space.

How do you define social entrepreneurship?

I like to think of social entrepreneurs as community mobilizers. They are change agents with innovative ideas to solve social problems in their communities, who take it upon him or herself to address them.

Biggest SocEnt trend you have seen in the last 5 years?

I’m seeing many applicants come to us having pivoted from their career and taking a bet on something completely new that at the same time feels incredibly true to their purpose. These are leaders who realize that they have a different role – and it’s always refreshing to see some of these stories.

Background

I was born and raised in Colombia, which gave me a unique perspective to understand how the world outside of the U.S. operates. I have a background in Sustainable International Development, and have spent my professional life working on programs related to social entrepreneurship and public health.

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