Donovan Woollard of RADIUS selected as a BALLE Local Economy Fellow

Sep 18, 2014

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BALLE (the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) today announced its third cohort of BALLE Local Economy Fellows – 17 leaders from across North America chosen as the top pioneers of the Local Economy Movement. Donovan Woollard of Beedie School of Business’ social innovation lab and venture incubator RADIUS, has been selected to join the third cohort of BALLE Local Economy Fellows.

BALLE Local Economy Fellows participate in an intimate and rigorous 18-month leadership immersion program that further strengthens their capacity for transformative systems change in their communities.

Individually, each 2014 BALLE Local Economy Fellow is a proven leader and innovative local economyconnector – someone who represents, convenes, and influences whole communities of local businesses from Boston to New Orleans to Minneapolis. Combined, they are a diverse group of leaders who represent the cutting edge of social entrepreneurship incubation, community capital cultivation, and social justice.

“These challenging times require a different type of leader who can create the conditions for a new economy to emerge. Developing this type of leader is the purpose of the BALLE Local Economy Fellowship,” said Michelle Long, executive director of BALLE.

Congratulations to new fellow Donovan Woollard who joins 41 other leaders representing over 34,000 businesses in contributing to economic development through BALLE Local Economy Fellows.

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