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Let's Discuss... Generation Share with Benita Matofska and Sophie Sheinwald

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As part of our Let’s Discuss series, we're proud to be welcoming international speaker, change-maker and global Sharing Economy expert, Benita Matofska and photographer with purpose Sophie Sheinwald, to Oxford for the launch of their new book 'Generation Share: The change-makers building the Sharing Economy'. Benita and Sophie will dispel the myths surrounding the Sharing Economy, going beyond the big corporates to delve into the wider social and environmental impacts of sharing; from human milk banks saving the lives of premature and sick babies, to social enterprises crowdfunding employment for the homeless and food sharing that is taking people out of food poverty. Benita’s research for Generation Share evidences how the Sharing Economy is saving millions of lives. Expect a lively discussion about this 21st century phenomenon that is changing the way we think, live and do business.

About the book:

'Generation Share' takes readers on a journey around the globe to meet the people who are changing and saving lives by building a Sharing Economy. Through stunning photography, social commentary and interviews with 200 change-makers, 'Generation Share' showcases extraordinary stories demonstrating the power of Sharing. From the woman transforming the lives of slum girls in India, to the UK entrepreneur who has started a food sharing revolution; you'll discover the creators of a life-saving human milk bank, a trust cafe and a fashion library who are changing the world.

A collaboration between speaker, change-maker and global Sharing Economy expert Benita Matofska and photographer Sophie Sheinwald, 'Generation Share' brings to life the phenomenon causing the most significant shift in society since the Industrial Revolution. Printed sustainably from waste materials and compostable, each copy of 'Generation Share' sold will help educate a slum-based girl in India (one of the featured Generation Share projects, Aarti Naiks Sakhi School for Girls) and plant a tree, helping to share the love and inspire more sharing with every purchase.

About the authors:

Benita Matofska is a world-leading speaker and change-maker. She helps businesses and organisations to change lives. She is a global Sharing Economy expert and the founder of The People Who Share a charity and social enterprise that helps people discover the power of the Sharing Economy to transform lives. She is also the creator of Global Sharing Week the largest annual celebration of the Sharing Economy. Based on a decade of research, Benita uses social innovation techniques and global intelligence to inspire transformation for businesses, people and planet. @benitamatofska

Sophie Sheinwald is an award-winning visual storyteller who specialises in photography with purpose. Drawing on her background in fine arts, visual studies and community art, she combines her ability to connect with her passion to help people and businesses create meaningful, mission- driven brands. @sophie_snap

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