Nancy Lublin: Inspiring young people to action

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Nancy LublinSocial entrepreneur and philanthropist Nancy Lublin talks about motivating young people.

A social entrepreneur, author and philanthropist, Nancy Lublin’s online marketing and social media prowess has empowered a new generation of “do-ers.”

Her first foray into the non-profit world was the founding of “Dress For Success”, which promoted economic independence for disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, networking, and career development tools to help them succeed. Fifteen years later, Dress for Success is now in 19 countries and has helped more than 850,000 women work towards self-sufficiency.

Lublin was named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by business magazine, Fortune, and awarded “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2014 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

“I truly am, to my core, an entrepreneur,” explained Lublin. “I get bored really easily. And I am constantly thinking of new ideas and things that should be started.”

Nancy Lublin: Inspiring young people to action

Entrepreneur Nancy Lublin talks about inspriting young people to give back.

Her latest venture, Crisis Text Line, is a 24/7-support line for young people who are experiencing emotional crisis. The idea was sparked by a text Lublin’s team received from a teen being abused by her father.

“We realized, we owed her more and the world owed her more,” said Lublin. “So, we set out to build a crisis text line so they could get help, 24/7, by text.”

Growing rapidly since its creation in 2011, counselors currently receive 15 million texts each day.

Nancy Lublin joined Mike Walter to discuss what she has learned about inspiring and motivating young people to give back in their communities and take action to make an impact.