Bard MBA in Sustainability presents

Sustainable Business Fridays: Helping Refugees & Conflict-Affected Entrepreneurs Launch & Grow their Businesses in the Middle East

Alice Bosley & Patricia Letayf, Co-Founders, Five One Labs

Friday, September 22, 2017

Alice Bosley
Alice Bosley is the co-founder and Executive Director of Five One Labs. She is passionate about business approaches to humanitarian challenges. She was an Innovation Specialist with the UN Refugee Agency’s Innovation Unit, using design thinking to solve humanitarian challenges worldwide. She has also worked at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, and consulted with Mercy Corp’s Social Ventures team. For the past two years, she served as the Design Lead at the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio. 
Alice has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she focused on humanitarian action, economic development, and entrepreneurship. She obtained her BA in international relations from Stanford University. 

Patricia Letayf
Patricia Letayf is the co-founder and Director of Operations of Five One Labs. She has a background in Middle East politics and worked as a Middle East political risk analyst at the Dubai office of consultancy Control Risks, where she advised clients on the political risks to their operations in the region. She cares deeply about development issues in the region, particularly education and employment, and believes in the transformative power of cross-cultural interactions. Because of this, she volunteers as a cross-cultural facilitator for the Soliya Connect Program.
She has a Master of Public Administration in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.


Sustainable Business Fridays (SBF) is the first podcast of its kind bringing together students in Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program with leaders in business, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Twice monthly, these conversations go live via iTunes and Spotify. Past SBF featured guests have included top sustainability leaders from Unilever, HSBC, GM, Campbell’s Soup, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Energy and many more.

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. In the Bard MBA every class is organized around one critical question: How can we build or transform our businesses so that they are in business to solve the pressing social and environmental problems of our time? Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with justice and respect. To learn more, visit

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Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am EDT/GMT-4

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