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The Answer is You With Author Alex Amouyel in Conversation With Sona Shah | May 25th | 6pm CST Crowdcast
May 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
May 25th | 6pm CST
The Answer is You | Alex Amouyel
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Problem-Solving Requires Innovation, Activism, and You People from all walks of life yearn to do something that adds value to others and to be someone who makes a difference in their community and the world.
Now Alex Amouyel is inviting you to become part of the solution. Alex, author of The Answer is You, is the founding Executive Director of Solve, an initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs around the world and funds them to develop lasting, transformational tech-based solutions.
Changing the world begins one person at a time with innovation, both big and small. The Answer is You is here to inform you that being a change agent starts with doing good deeds and being a community helper. Everyone can do something with the skills and resources they already have─they just need ideas for how. The Answer is You inspires every person to start thinking critically about the problems we face and the solutions we might be able to offer to enact change. Take action for social impact.
A change agent is anyone who sees a challenge in their community and decides to do something about it. It’s being a community helper and devoting your time, skills, and resources to problem-solving, innovation, and activism in a way that impacts the world by improving communities around us. Inside, you’ll find: Motivating and encouraging stories of amazing impact innovators from MIT Solve Guidance on how to take action in the world in big and small ways to get results A path to hope and action for problem-solving in your community and within society If you like books by women in leadership and enjoyed reading Create the Future + the Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking, Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World, The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, you’ll love The Answer is You: A Guidebook to Doing Good.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Amouyel is the founding Executive Director of MIT Solve, an initiative supporting social innovators globally and with a mission to solve world challenges. Throughout her career at MIT, the Clinton Global Initiative, Save the Children, and more, she has met countless world leaders, CEOs, Heads of State, and Nobel Prize winners. And while these people all have a role to play in solving world challenges, it is a new generation of social entrepreneurs, activists, and changemakers who hold the most promise. Through this work, Alex has also found that like these problem-solvers, we all have a role to play in effecting change in big and small ways in our community, in taking action against injustice, and in living a life full of impact.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Sona’s path to global health entrepreneurship began when she earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech (2011), and subsequently worked as an engineer in Bioprocess Research and Development at Eli Lilly and Company. She followed her passion for service to Kenya, spending time as a teacher and a Engineering Without Borders volunteer. Sona’s interest in aiding under-resourced communities continued during her research involvement with mChip, a point-of-care diagnostic device for HIV and syphilis developed at Columbia University. She also worked at the TB Alliance, both in community engagement and drug discovery for medications that treat tuberculosis. Sona completed a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University (2016) before launching Neopenda, where she works to develop impactful health care solutions, and sustainably deliver them to the world’s most vulnerable populations.