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Elizabeth   Isele

Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

Academic Division
Areas of Expertise

Elizabeth Isele, Co-Founder and CEO, SeniorEntrepreneurshipWorks.org, Founder, SavvySeniorsWork.com, and Founder, CyberSeniors.org, launched her life as an award-winning, serial, social entrepreneur after a 25-year distinguished career as an editor, author, and creative writing instructor. Her social enterprises have galvanized cross-sector community support to solve some of today’s most challenging social and economic problems and positively transform the lives of thousands of individuals of all ages.

Since January 2012, she has become the go-to person for all things regarding senior entrepreneurship (research, programs, policy and capitalization) for the White House, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI-America), SBA, AARP, Encore.org, the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), Generations United, and the Intergenerational Learning Center at Temple U, among many others. Most recently she was co-convener with the GSA for the "50+ Entrepreneurs: New Engines for a New Economy Summit" in Washington, DC, which will be replicated in San Francisco, New York City in partnership with the New York Academy of Medicine and Mayor Bloomberg’s office, and in the UK in partnership with the EU in 2013.

Elizabeth was profiled in the Forbes article, Are Senior Start-Ups the Answer?