In 2011 Shana Dressler founded the Social Innovators Collective. The organization’s mission is to train and nurture the next wave of social change leaders so they can demonstrate measurable impact and achieve financial sustainability. In addition to her work with the Social Innovators Collective, Shana also develops and leads classes on business development for social enterprises and nonprofits at General Assembly, New York’s premiere center for entrepreneurship, and creates workshops for social enterprise conferences at Harvard, Columbia, New York University, Brown, School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, the Social Good Summit, a partnership between the UNDP, 92Y, Mashable and others. In 2014 she developed the curriculum for the Makers Institute, a social good business school designed to support 21st century entrepreneurial problem-solvers and creatives tackling the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.
Realizing that there was a need for longer format education and curated resources, Shana co-created Social Good Startup: Idea To Launch, an eight-week workshop for professionals interested in the social impact space, and produced the Social Good Guides, a series of 20+ essential small-business guides designed to support startup changemakers.
Shana is an Aspen Institute Scholar, a 2014 Delegate to the UN Global Accelerator, a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and a judge for The Webby Awards as well as for other national social venture competitions. She is an internationally exhibited photographer, loves all things chocolate, and makes her way around New York on a midnight blue Vespa. You can follow her @sic_org and @shanadressler.