PYXERA Global CEO Deirdre White to Speak at Social Enterprise World Forum 2019

PYXERA Global is proud to announce our participation at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 (SEWF). The Social Enterprise World Forum is a leading forum for international exchange and collaboration in social entrepreneurship and social investment. Hosted by the British Council, the forum enters its second decade and will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia providing a unique opportunity to create a truly global social enterprise movement that can share experience, build networks, and deliver solutions for a more inclusive and sustainable future.

PYXERA Global CEO Deirdre White will join the plenary session, “Connecting rural women with global markets.” The session will explore the ways successfully scaled social and community-based business models can be adapted or replicated in other countries. The session will offer a look into the work currently underway to conduct a feasibility and design study to adapt the Jaipur Rugs model for woven cloth in Ghana and Ethiopia. Session speakers include:

  • Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global
  • Alex van der Ploeg, Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, SAP
  • Yash Ranga, Stakeholder Engagement Partner, Jaipur Rugs
  • C.D. Glin, CEO, US Africa Development Foundation
  • Nigest Haile, CAWEE (Ethiopia)

“The panel presents an opportunity for SEWF participants to understand the components of social enterprise replication and complex partnerships, and to explore with the panelists how this example may be relevant to their own work,” said Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global.

Global enterprise software leader, SAP, serves as a major sponsor for SEWF, as part of its commitment to promote sustainable economic growth for human development.  SEWF offers a great opportunity to establish new relationships and foster collaboration to increase the visibility of social enterprise on the global stage. SAP supports collaboration by connecting people across Africa and the world, between advanced and developing economies.

Learn more or register for the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 at


About PYXERA Global

For nearly 30 years, PYXERA Global has facilitated mutually beneficial partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors worldwide to drive social impact that enriches lives and livelihoods, inclusively and sustainably.

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