BMW Foundation Responsible Leader

The BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network is a diverse, collaborative, and joyful community that drives positive change. A Responsible Leader is a leader who, beyond his or her professional and personal duties, works towards social change—across communities, cultures, and countries. Responsible Leaders see challenges as an incentive to assume responsibility in a larger context, using their knowledge and skills, their networks, and their influence.

Ben PowellEntrepreneurship

How to Unlock the Power of Entrepreneurship

Follow Benjamin Powell throughout a day at work in Washington, DC and learn about Agora Partnerships, an organization that helps entrepreneurs to create social impact.

170506mb354Kimberley Motley at the BMW Foundation Global Table in Bogotà.

“I Want to Give the Law Back to the People”

This unusual woman went to Afghanistan to train local lawyers, and became the first foreigner to litigate in the country.

Mittelklassehaus mit Schutzmauer, Kapstadt, 2002, Südafrika. Copyright- Dawin MeckelOSTKREUZMiddle class house with security wall, Cape Town, 2002, South Africa

When the Safe Place Becomes the Most Dangerous Place

Who do you trust, if you cannot even trust yourself? Abdullah*, a diplomat from South Africa, has been looking for answers while coming to terms with his story of sexual abuse.

Wuilly ArteagaWuilly Arteaga plays his violine at a demonstration in Venezuela.

This Is What Demonstrations Look Like in Venezuela

The news that reaches us from Venezuela gives us little reason for hope. But the people continue their protest – in often beautiful ways.

Social IntrapreneurshipSocial Intrapreneur

5 Steps to Becoming a Social Intrapreneur

Intrapreneurs are people who use their position in large companies to transform them. Anyone can be part of this movement to change systems from the inside out.

Hafsat Abiola-CostelloHafsat Abiola-Costellois is a women’s rights activist and a leader of the democratic movement in Nigeria.

Tragedy Inspired This Woman to Change Her Country

Hafsat Abiola Costello went through very difficult times in her life. Instead of giving up, she turned a family tragedy into a source of inspiration.