Four intrapreneurs share how they drive social change from inside organizations

Impact-focused youth leaders on how an intrapreneurial mindset helped them navigate the pandemic

Why It Matters

Lasting impact can happen when organizations empower and encourage young leaders to create bold change from within. They help build stronger communities, increase economic opportunity and growth, and improve the quality of life of Canadians. A deeper understanding of young intrapreneurs’ stories will help the social impact sector thrive.

This story is in partnership with RBC Future Launch. 

Entrepreneurs are admired for their risk-taking, independence, and creativity – and rightly so. They often dream up new and better ways of doing things, keeping innovation alive and well in our society. 

But how often do we celebrate entrepreneurial skills within an organization? Contrary to what many believe about working at a “regular” job, firms are ripe with opportunities to innovate and make a difference for internal and external stakeholders. People who take advantage of these opportunities are called intrapreneurs, and they have the ability to create impact and lasting change in creative ways. 

Intrapreneurship has even been shown to increase employee engagement and productivity. But the benefits

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