You are a social entrepreneur? Or you aspire to become one? Discover in this article 6 personality characteristics of social entrepreneurs I had the pleasure of meeting.. in various countries!

Do you recognize yourself in the qualities below?


The ability to think differently, to find innovative solutions where others do not see any change possible is a gigantic quality to lead a social enterprise.

To be a social entrepreneur is to innovate outside-the-box!


Being confident allows people to follow their intuition, and create solutions so many others didn’t dare to try. It is a key success factor for social entrepreneurs.

To be a social entrepreneur is to impulse change. Being self confident is a must in difficult situations, or when other stakeholders have doubts about the feasibility of a project.


Perseverance is a huge quality of social entrepreneur. Never give up is a key success factor for any entrepreneur, and even more when (s)he want (thus can!) to change the world.

To be a social entrepreneur is to try harder then others


The ability to convince other to join the movement is key to be inspiring and thus have a broad impact.

To be a social entrepreneur is to lead the implementation of innovative solution, and engage with a large community to change society in a sustainable way.

Team spirit/solidarity

Collaborate with every stakeholders is a must-have quality to lead successfully a social project, and having a team spirit is thus essential!

To be a social entrepreneur is to collaborate and integrate different ideas in order to create solutions suiting the needs of a maximum of stakeholders.


The ability to adapt to the world that changes rapidly, and find solutions where others only sees problems is one of the keystone of any social enterprise.

To be a social entrepreneur is to lead innovative solutions adapted to the world’s most pressing issues.

> I wonder, do you recognize yourself in the qualities mentioned?! If you think others should be added, feel free to share in the comments below!

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Solène is the Chief Empowerment Officer of Creators for Good.

She developed a methodology that allows Global Citizen to start and grow their own impactful businesses from anywhere in the world – and with no need for investors or government support.

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