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Paula Woodman

British Council
Head of Global Social Enterprise

Paula is Head of the Impact Economy portfolio at the British Council, which supports the ecosystem for a more inclusive and climate smart economy in nearly 30 countries.  Paula is an economic development professional with 20+ years of experience enabling a more impactful business environment.

At the British Council, Paula leads and develops a £4M global portfolio of work, with a mission to show that business can be used to tackle our most pressing social and environmental issues. She has devoted her career to enabling more impactful business through supply chains, business models and social finance innovations. She has been relentless in pursuit of business solutions that result in greater economic equality and revitalization of our planet.

Paula is a member of the Social Enterprise World Forum Board. Until recently Paula was also a visiting fellow at the University of London and is member of the steering group for “The Future of the Corporation” at the British Academy.