Mary-Kate Portley, Ireland

Mary-Kate Portley is currently a management consultant at Baringa Partners, in addition to being active with organizations such as the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community and the Circle of Young Intrapreneurs. Portley’s passion is social intrapreneurship, a concept revolving around how corporate businesses can benefit society while also making a profit.

“To Learn: Being an Eisenhower Youth Leader has a focus on service and social leadership across national boundaries, which allows me to learn more about the challenges in the world of which I might not yet be aware. It’s a big world out there, and I am eager to learn more about it in the hope of helping to provide a solution, collaborate with other young leaders or to share the stories of others who are making positive impact.”

Until recently Mary-Kate Portley was the Regional Director for Europe with the Circle of Young Intrapreneurs, bringing together young professionals working in corporates and helping them design socially conscious and profitable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. This was a pro bono position and she based her project, bringing the concept of social intrapreneurship to corporate businesses, around this. Her final report was part of a white paper produced by the Circle of Young Intrapreneurs. The launch of the white paper followed a ‘Circle Talks’ speech Portley gave on ‘The Workforce of the Future’.

Social Intrapreneurship: What it is, why it matters and what it means to you
Read Portley’s chapter ‘How Can Social Intrapreneurship Impact the Wider World?’ on page 30  Social Intrapreneurship

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