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Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur: Nancy Lublin of Crisis Text Line, Dress for Success

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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11:45 am - 12:45 pm
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Nancy Lublin
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CASE Executive Speaker Series


Join the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University for a fireside chat with serial social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin.

At 23, Lublin turned a $5,000 inheritance into Dress for Success, a global nonprofit, helping more than 850,000 women in 20 countries achieve economic independence. After taking over as CEO of in 2003, Lublin turned it into the largest youth organization in the world. During her 2013 TED Talk, Lublin launched Crisis Text Line, the world's first 24/7, free, text message-based support service for people facing a range of issues, from depression and substance abuse to eating disorders and physical abuse. With over 42 million texts exchanged, Lublin expanded Crisis Text Line internationally, allowing people around the world to text in and get help. Recognizing the potential of using Big Data to address social challenges, Lublin launched a separate initiative called Crisis Trends to track when and where issues occur.

Contact: Carrie Gonnella