Goldsmiths Social Entrepreneurship Society

Goldsmiths Social Entrepreneurship Society
Goldsmiths Social Entrepreneurship Society (GSES) was founded by a group of postgraduate students from the MA Social Entrepreneurship cohort of 2012-13.

Building on previous experience, the team set up GSES to further explore interesting questions and tensions within the field of social entrepreneurship. GSES aims to create a new platform for thought-provoking debate that embraces social entrepreneurs, academia and enthusiasts alike.

Founding members of GSES include Nonie M C White, with 10 years of experience as a Producer/Director of documentary films about social issues; Rabih Yazbeck, with 12 years experience in International Development in the Middle East and Africa; John Stephens, with a background in education leadership and management; Philipp Kenel, with experience of European politics and CSR and Mariana Guimarães, with experience of applied anthropology to human rights and conflict issues.

GSES 2013 inaugural debate 

‘Social Entrepreneurship: The Future’

Postgraduate students from the Goldsmiths 2012-13 MA Social Entrepreneurship cohort have set up Goldsmiths Social Entrepreneurship Society (GSES), a platform for thought-provoking discussions about social entrepreneurship today. The GSES inaugural panel debate will take place on July 24th 2013 at 6.15pm at Goldsmiths at NAB LGO2

Panellists include

  • Liam Black, Co-Founder at Wavelength Companies Ltd & former CEO of Fifteen
  • Dominic Campbell, Founder and Director at FutureGov 
  • Nigel Kershaw OBE, Chief Executive at Big Issue Invest and Group Chairman of The Big Issue Company
  • Servane Mouazan, CEO and Founder of Ogunte  
  • Sally Reynolds OBE, Social Enterprise Adviser; Co-Founder & Former CEO of Social Firms UK
  • Tom Rippin, Founder and CEO at On Purpose
  • Soushiant Zanganehpour, Manager, Strategy & Operations at Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Chair: Tim West, Editor, Pioneers Post; Director, Matter & Co.

The event will be followed by complimentary drinks and an opportunity for informal discussion and networking. Further information is available at our website and tickets can be reserved at

The event is open to all; please join us.


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