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Room to Read Co-Founder Erin Ganju and Chief Innovation Officer Cory Heyman Publish First Book

April 16, 2018

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Erin Ganju, co-founder and former CEO of Room to Read, a global non-profit focused on literacy and girls’ education, and Dr. Cory Heyman, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of Room to Read Accelerator, today announced the release of their first book Scaling Global Change: A Social Entrepreneur's Guide to Surviving the Start-Up Phase and Driving Impact. All proceeds from Scaling Global Change will be donated to Room to Read.

Scaling Global Change is a how-to guide for social entrepreneurs, and the social change champions that support them, who have the vision to change the world and need a strong organizational foundation to do it. Based on learnings and best practices from Room to Read’s successful growth from a San Francisco startup to award-winning global organization generating impact at scale, the book features clear, real-world lessons for leaders of today's entrepreneurial social enterprises, outlining theories and practices that drive sustainable growth. Its in-depth studies guide readers from the origin of a world-changing idea to the work of building and then scaling a social enterprise capable of achieving longstanding global impact.

Drawing on the firsthand accounts of Ganju, a leader in the design and implementation of Room to Read’s data-informed, replicable model for improving the quality of education, and Heyman, who has directed Room to Read’s programmatic innovations over the last seven years, Scaling Global Change is an insider’s look at their journey to create a more equitable, educated world. It provides practical business lessons to aid social entrepreneurs and their supporters in three main realms: program excellence, operational effectiveness, and strategic influence. Scaling Global Change clearly illustrates how to translate ideas into effective interventions and system-level change.

Scaling Global Change stems from Room to Read’s incredible journey, spanning almost two decades. It provides a clear direction for those who have an unquenchable thirst to shape change in the world and who are looking to pave their path with the guidance of experts,” said Dr. Geetha Murali, CEO of Room to Read. “Erin Ganju and Cory Heyman have authored an invaluable resource for today's social entrepreneurs that will inspire the next generation of change makers to act now.”

Published by Wiley, the book is available at AmazonBarnes & Nobles and Books-A-Million. More information can be found at