Testimony by Abigail Esther Muehlbrad from Texas Lutheran University (TLU) Social Entrepreneurship Program 2016 Course
“What I found most inspiring was the transparency of VOS and the transparency of the presentation as a whole. The amount they shared really showed that they practice what they preach. As a social innovation and entrepreneurship major, it really made me think about what I want in my future business.
The level of transparency really sets them apart from other companies to me, as a socially and environmentally conscious consumer it is essential for a business that I buy from to have the qualities that VOS has. In fact quite a bit of the presentation is still in my head, I’m still especially thinking about the environmental attributes of the business like how they use natural rubber from trees and how the shoes are compostable.
In the context of international development, as a “for-profit” I see VOS as already playing a role and making a difference in international development through the humanitarian issues that they are addressing. Overall, I thought the talk was very inspiring and really motivated me to take the next steps into development of my future business.”
About the TLU Social Entrepreneurship Program
TLU’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship is part of their business school but also partners with their math, history, theology and communications departments to create specialized areas of concentration in Nonprofit Leadership, Arts for Social Change, Mental Health Community Interventions, and Faith, Culture & Diversity. The degree is interdisciplinary and prepares students for a career in the nonprofit or for-profit social venture arenas. Click here for more information.
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