How to risk it all. That was the name of last Friday’s public event. However, once Asma Mansour took the stage and started telling us her story, the focus soon shifted from how to risk it all – onto why.

Having grown up in Tunisia and been forced to leave her family and spend a month living on the streets to be able to live as she wants, doing what she believes, Asma has an inspiring story to tell. During Friday’s event Asma shared both how and why she gave up safety to pursue purpose.

After working with and being the leader of several big associations, she is now the co-founder and president of the Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship coaching other people to have the courage and tools to risk it all. Giving people a safe place to fail, she says, is one of the corner stones of the center.

With her interactive talk we got to learn a lot, not only about Asma, but about social entrepreneurship as a whole. Powered by the questions of the audience, we had and intimate and inspiring afternoon that drew yet another week at SoPact to an end.

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Photos by Amanda Westin.