Building the Social Enterprise Model: CiTTA CEO Shares Insights on Panel

How do changemakers build their social enterprise models, keeping their beneficiaries in mind? And how can they distinguish their products from competitors? These were just two of the pressing questions addressed by CiTTA CEO and Founder Belinda Li on April 2, when she appeared as a panelist for the course Social Enterprise at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business.

Belinda Li speaks on Building Social Enterprise Models

Li was invited to speak by Executive Lecturer Seth Green, the Founding Director of the Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility at Loyola University Chicago.

She was joined on the panel by esteemed colleagues Mark Angelini, President of Mercy Housing Lakefront and Dave Miller, CEO and Co-Founder of Iroquois Valley Farms.

Li and fellow panelists addressed graduate students and young leaders from a range of graduate programs, including Master’s of Business Administration, Social Work, Education, and Social Justice.

The panel was an exciting discussion that privileged students’ questions about how to build a social enterprise model that truly targets beneficiaries’ needs and experience.

It’s always exciting to be part of the supportive ecosystem of social enterprise! CiTTA looks forward to Li’s next engagement on April 10, when she’ll serve as a classroom judge in the John Edwardson ’72 Social New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.