March 8, 2022 — On the International Women’s Day, Euclid Network (EN) reveals the anticipated Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise 2022 List featuring women leaders excelling in the areas of social entrepreneurship and social innovation.
“Social entrepreneurs and social innovators have long supported their communities and contributed towards achieving the UN SDGs. Their need for their services was deepened during the global health crisis. Impact-driven leaders became pioneers and continuously provided vital services for their communities. They are now leading blazing the trail towards a greener and more digital and equitable society.
Women leaders have shown tremendous fortitude and vigour in achieving the societal goals as well their respective organisations’ missions. Inspired by their accomplishments, EN launched The Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise initiative. Through this initiative, EN celebrates women in the social enterprise sector, spotlighting their impact journey and achievements. After a successful pilot, Top 100 Women in SE is back with the second edition of the project to highlight outstanding innovations by women leaders across the sector.
Our Co-founder at Leiho, Joey Li, was nominated as one of the Top 100 women dedicating their work towards building a better future. Joey Li and Thuta Khin are shaping the social enterprise industry by using the power of business to help improve the quality of life for those in need. With every purchase (mainly bamboo socks), this helps to fund basic essentials such as socks, underwear, toiletries, sleeping bags, hot meals or even clean water to those experiencing homelessness.
“Growing up I was lucky enough to be able to live in 5 different countries (all of which are big hustle and bustle cities i.e. Hong Kong, Singapore, Los Angeles, Vancouver and London) so I was exposed to so many different cultures and I met incredible people from different backgrounds but on the flipside, I also witnessed a lot of structural inequality. What drives me to really grow Leiho is not only to be able to lend a hand to those in need and improve their quality of life but it’s really to inspire future generations and older generations to implement acts of kindness and encourage them to give back in every aspect of their lives"
- Joey Li, CEO & Co-founder.
The co-founders of Leiho are only at the beginning of their journey as they slowly start to expand their network and team to help scale up their start up.
Find out who made it to the Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise 2022 list HERE!
Joey will also be hosting a round table at the Euclid Network Impact Summit 2022 on 24th and 25th March! Sign up here to join the summit and connect with other amazing social entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, academics and policy makers.