Thursday, 25 June 2009

Innovating the White House

Center for Social Innovation Hosts Silicon Valley Roundtable for White House Office of Social Innovation

White House Office of Social Innovation officials gathered Tuesday with Silicon Valley philanthropy, business, and nonprofit leaders in a roundtable convened by the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. White House officials immersed themselves in the culture of entrepreneurship, risk-taking, and philanthropy that makes the Silicon Valley a laboratory of innovation. They included Sonal Shah, head of the White House Domestic Policy Council's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP); Michele Jolin, senior advisor for Social Innovation; and Carlos Monje, senior policy advisor.

"In case you are unsure about your influence, Michele's article about social innovation led to the creation of the White House Office," Shah said, referring to the article SSIR published in spring of 2008.

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read Jolin's article "Innovating the White House"