Got 15 minutes? Join us on #MentorTalks and you’ve got a mentor!

MentorTalks is a new, interactive event that puts exchange program alumni in touch with extraordinary mentors on a wide variety of topics.  The series runs on our Facebook page @internationalexchangealumni. You get a chance to learn a little about each mentor and their career, and then ask them questions on their topic, all in 15 minutes. 

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Sarah Endline, during a recent visit to the Office of Alumni Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Sarah Endline, during a recent visit to the Office of Alumni Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Sarah Endline doesn’t believe in branding.

For the Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Innovation Lab and Harvard Business School, building your company is about mission and values.

Endline, an alumna of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) 1991 and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019, joined us on Tuesday, January 14 to talk about “The Myth of Branding.” She shared advice on why to eliminate the word “brand,” what works to attract partners and your audience, and how to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Watch her interview on Facebook to learn more.


Endline is “a social entrepreneur and a self-proclaimed ‘hippie capitalist'” who joined us on MentorTalks on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She started sweetriot, an activist candy company, as “a sweet movement to fix the world!” Prior to starting sweetriot, she launched products and created brands at Yahoo!, Microsoft, the World Bank, AIESEC, and The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

Endline has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor with Distinction from The University of Michigan. She has worked and traveled in over 85 countries, including Turkey, where she recently did a speaking tour for the U.S. Embassy there.

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Sarah Endline in Turkey, on a speaking tour for the U.S. Embassy, December 2019 Sarah Endline in Turkey, on a speaking tour for the U.S. Embassy, December 2019.

 

Previously, on MentorTalks...

Sarah Endline, during a recent visit to the Office of Alumni Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Think mission and movement, not brand, says CBYX alumna and sweetriot founder Sarah Endline.
Nasser Jabber
Chef, arts envoy, storyteller, and social impact entrepreneur Nasser Jaber is on a mission, and he’s using food to accomplish his goals. Watch Nasser talk about the power of food, building communities, and cultural exchange.
Assistant Secretary Royce with Rhonda Binda
ACYPL exchange alumna Rhonda Binda, of Venture Smarter, joined us to talk about smart cities and public-private partnerships.
Kathryn Rose and Fran Pastore
Kathryn Rose and Fran Pastore, entrepreneurs and Global Entrepreneurship Summit alumni, spoke about business strategies and development, finding funding, and more.
Anar Simpson at TechWomen
On August 8, Anar Simpson of Technovation spoke about pursuing a career in tech, networking, overcoming career challenges, and the importance of having women and diversity in tech.
Zoe Dean-Smith shows handcrafted mat
Zoë Dean-Smith of Vital Voices talks about becoming an entrepreneur, finding a mentor, bringing media attention to social entrepreneurship, and much more!
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