Rohit Malhotra is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta, his hometown city. His background is in social entrepreneurship, digital communications, open data and community organizing. He worked in leadership positions at Malaria NO MORE, Bono’s ONE Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the World Cup’s 1GOAL Education for All Campaign. Most recently, he served as an Ash Innovation Fellow in the White House Office of Management and Budget, focused on the administration’s efforts around social impact bonds and pay for performance. In 2015, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, where he is the youngest serving member in recent history. Rohit earned his B.A. from Emory University and Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was elected student body president and was a teaching assistant in social entrepreneurship and American politics. Rohit is a self-appointed expert on pizza and hip hop.
Lessons from the Show
Rohit talked to us about social entrepreneurship and social change in optimistic terms and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- Social issues that surround us are economic issues and quality of life issues;
- We care but don’t know how to engage;
- We need to help people to engage;
- Entrepreneurship got his parents out of poverty: we don’t need to go to school to do this!
You can contact Rohit by email at email@example.com or on Twitter at @civicatlanta and you can find out more about his organization at www.civicatlanta.org.
This is episode # 109