Ridhwan Kahn, Trailblazer of Sub-$100 Smart Phones, is honored as South Africa’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (executive profile)

Just 17 years ago, a young Ridhwan Khan was pounding pavement and knocking on doors. He had an idea that South Africa was ripe for low-cost cell phones. Through grit and persistence, he went from packaging refurbished phones one at a time to launching Mobicel, which makes and sells 19 million mobile devices a year. Khan’s inspirational story of evolving from a solo sales maverick into the CEO of South Africa’s top-selling cell phone brand has garnered him the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of T

Communities of Courage: a day of inspiration for education leaders at Facebook HQ (Facebook Education)

Co-hosted by Facebook Education and the National School Climate Center (NSCC), the Communities of Courage summit brought together leaders from schools, universities, government agencies, education-related nonprofits and advocacy organizations, including a number of student-run groups. The goal was to discuss ideas and best practices around creating educational experiences that are safe, inclusive, and engaging for students in P-12 schools.

The James Beard Foundation: Good Food For Good (executive profile)

If you were to receive an invitation to The James Beard Awards — known as the “Oscars of the food world”— you’d clear your schedule to be there. The red carpet … the food … the fame … did we mention the food? There’s nothing else like it. Chefs are honored like auteurs and those who receive the coveted awards often become legends. The annual gala is just one of hundreds of events the James Beard Foundation (JBF) hosts each year.