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Isobelle is the Community Manager at TERN – The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network, a social enterprise based in London that enables refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas through providing targeted business support. She is also the co-creator of the Anqa Collective, Europe’s first marketplace selling products and services from refugee-led businesses. In December 2021, Anqa hosted its largest pop-up shop over 4 days in central London, showcasing products from 15 refugee-led businesses. Isobelle is also the co-founder and director of Skylight Ventures, a community-led fund providing early-stage finance to refugee entrepreneurs who struggle to access mainstream funding.

She is passionate about social innovation and solutions empowering those affected by forced displacement, and has worked and volunteered in Italy, France and the UK to support migrants and refugees.

Listen to the an episode of Impact Boom Podcast – Isobelle Ford On Connecting Refugee Social Entrepreneurs With Diverse Consumers.

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Co-Founder and Director of Anqa Collective and Skylight Ventures
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Social innovator supporting refugee entrepreneurs in developing their businesses
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I want to level the playing field for refugee entrepreneurs because I believe everyone deserves a fair chance and access to decent work, regardless of their starting point in life.
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