Speakers at Connecting for Change (2013)
Tal Dehtiar, co-founded MBAs Without Borders, an international charity that has engaged hundreds of business professionals from around the world to volunteer and help build small and social businesses in over 25 developing countries including Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Nicaragua and Colombia. In 2009, he launched the first premium footwear brand made in Africa, Oliberte Limited, which manufactures across Africa and is sold globally. Tal is a recipient of the Ontario Global Trader Award, CYBF Chairman Award, Arch Award, was nominated for the YMCA Peace Award and nominated for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and Ernst & Young’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
Tal speaks with Joanna about his journey from non-profit MBAs Without Borders to creating a sustainable lifestyle brand supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa.
”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik