Massachusetts Institute Of Technology: Demystifying World Issues One Connection At A Time

Solve at MIT 2022, the flagship event of MIT Solve, recently convened over 300 social impact leaders including 62 Solver teams as well as thousands of virtual supporters. The May 5-7 event featured plenaries where leaders from various sectors discussed the state of global issues and how technology can contribute to making us more resilient. Throughout the three days, Solver teams, members, and supporters joined over a dozen working sessions to discuss the progress and obstacles they were experiencing, and brainstorm how to scale their impact. Below are a few of the many notable takeaways from Solve at MIT 2022.

While discussing Vodafone’s partnership with Waking Women Healing Institute, June Sugiyama, director of Vodafone Americas Foundation, asked Indigenous Fellow Kristen Welch, its executive director, how other companies can help support innovators and entrepreneurs. Welch boldly called on us all to first and foremost decolonize, which includes looking internally and at budget streams and policies. She said, “Decolonize yourself and make sure you have BIPOC and two-spirit people at every level of decision-making within your company and institution and corporation.”