Social Business: The Balancing Act Between Head and Heart | Tabea Oppliger | TEDxHWZ

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A profitable social business is often conflicting and paradoxical. In order to become economically sustainable, employee productivity needs to be at the forefront. However, choosing to employ individuals with an unstable emotional and mental capacity affects productivity, efficiency, economic sustainability and stability. Tabea Oppliger wants to share more about the balancing act between the head and heart of a social business with real life stories and experience. Tabea Oppliger was born in 1977 to Swiss parents and raised in Papua New Guinea, spending her first 16 years of life speaking mainly Pidgin English and English. Tabea then lived in Switzerland for 20 years for education and professional reasons where she also got married and gave birth to her three children. An unstoppable force to see justice and freedom for all, Tabea founded GlowbalAct, a charity seeking to eradicate modern day slavery. In 2014 Tabea and her family moved to Tel Aviv, Israel where they established a social business called KitePride as a solution for people formerly exploited in the sex industry and beyond. A catalyst for change, Tabea’s enthusiasm and charisma will inspire you to action. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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