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Episode from the podcastManufacturing Tomorrow

Rebecca Dray, Society Profits; Buy Social USA

Released Monday, 7th December 2020
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Rebecca Dray, CEO of Society Profits and executive director of Buy Social USA, focuses her work on building networks of accredited social impact businesses selling goods and services to companies across the US. The goal is to develop a social procurement system that improves society alongside corporate sustainability, shareholder and customer satisfaction & employee retention. Society Profits provides third-party accreditation for social enterprise sellers and helps them gain social procurement contracts, build local networks and improve their social enterprise businesses.

In 2019, Rebecca co-founded Buy Social USA, offering social procurement support services to large corporations, governments and anchor institutions. She served for two years as a Michigan chapter leader for Social Enterprise Alliance and was appointed this year as a board member of the nationwide nonprofit network. In its more than 20-year history, SEA has grown to 1000 members and 16 chapters.

Prior to her work in the US, Rebecca led community enterprises and nonprofit organization management companies in the United Kingdom. Rebecca started her career in the hospitality industry working for Marriott Hotels.