Marquette University News Release

CEO of Catholic Relief Services to present on social entrepreneurship

August 28, 2013

Event Information
Date: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Place: AMU, Monaghan Ballroom

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Social Innovation Initiative, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Catholic Relief Services will host a presentation on social entrepreneurship presented by Dr. Carolyn Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, Monday, Sept.9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Those wishing to attend must register by contacting University Special Events at or (414) 288-7431.

Woo will present “The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship on Humanitarian Work,” which will showcase the way CRS impacts the lives of nearly 100 million of the world’s poorest people in 100 countries. As a representative of CRS, Woo was featured in Foreign Policy as one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet and one of only 33 in the category of “a force for good.”

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Woo later immigrated to the United States to attend Purdue University, where she received her B.S., M.S.I.A. and Ph.D. Prior to her position at CRS, Woo served as dean of University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. As president and CEO of CRS, she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Aon Corporation, NiSource, Catholic Charities USA, Aileron Foundation and several other organizations.

The Social Innovation Initiative at Marquette University is an ongoing exploration of curricular and co-curricular practices of social innovation. The aim of the initiative is to encourage and celebrate individuals and projects that are focused on positive social change. In addition to bringing renowned speakers to campus, the program has sponsored social innovation residencies, supported learning activities in classrooms, organized innovation design competitions and hosted community engagements that celebrate social innovation champions.

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