When I joined the ‘Hub Network’ back in January 2011, I had no idea I’d still be here 10 years later, but I knew it was the right place for me to be!”
When I joined the ‘Hub Network’ back in January 2011, I had no idea I’d still be here 10 years later, but I knew it was the right place for me to be! It all started with an SMS – yes, those were still the days for that.
Through 2010, the then ‘The Hub’ had gone through a management buy-out process of the original franchisor. Post this, it had decided to shift to a network design, co-owned by its subsidiaries and appointed a small global secretariat to steward its development.
The original members of the global secretariat – Hinnerk Hansen, Simon Ulvund and Michel Bachmann – were looking for another director to join them with experience in building and leading networks. That’s where I came in – and yes that was the SMS that started it all! The rest is now history.
Here are 10 impactful moments that led us to become the largest global network that supports social entrepreneurs and innovators. An achievement I am deeply proud of as I hand over the reins of leadership to the amazing leader Tatiana Glad and shift to the Board of the organisation to help with larger-scale partnerships and influence through social entrepreneurship policy.