This interactive series, hosted by the Illinois Impact Incubator in partnership with the Sullivan Foundation, is open to all students. Each session includes a mini-lecture with social innovation leaders from around the U.S., followed by networking breakout sessions with students from other universities, social innovation leaders, and Sullivan coaches.
How to Disrupt a Broken Global Supply Chain
Abhinav Khanal, Bean Voyage
Smallholder womxn coffee producers make 40% less than their male counterparts, although they make up 70% of the workforce in coffee farmers. In this talk, Abhinav will share the story of how he co-founded a social enterprise while in college that works to disrupt the status quo so that smallholder womxn can lead their families and communities towards a sustainable future. Abhinav is the co-founder of Bean Voyage, a non-profit that provides training and direct market access to smallholder womxn coffee producers in Costa Rica.