Women, young adults lead increase in social entrepreneurism

12/31/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Social entrepreneurship is on the rise, as evidenced by business owners such as Dallas jewelry designer Elizabeth Carlock, who donates some of her profits and dedicates specific sales to nonprofits. Pam Gerber, executive director of Entrepreneurs for North Texas -- an organization that helps entrepreneurs develop philanthropic and volunteer programs -- says she expects participation in her group to more than double this year. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor says women and young people are more likely to become social entrepreneurs.

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