It’s Published!

Elisa’s first book was published by New Society Publishers this May.  Stay tuned for updates on her book tour and publicity events

In the Business of Change profiles social entrepreneurs who are tackling social and environmental challenges in their communities and across the globe. Part storytelling, part lessons learned, this book will inspire, motivate and offer tools and tips to those looking to join the growing community of changemakers around the world.


A respected journalist with a niche in social impact, Elisa is the co-founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of SEE Change Magazine. Her byline has appeared in The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Zoomer, Elle and other publications. Read more


A seasoned communicator, speaker and consultant, Elisa has been helping businesses and people tell their story more effectively for greater impact for over 15 years. Learn more 

Elisa Birnbaum

Author, Journalist, Speaker

Elisa has an extensive portfolio as a senior journalist and writer. She’s also a recognized producer, consultant and storyteller of social entrepreneurship and social change.   Learn More


Elisa joins Before the Bell to discuss social enterprise in Canada

On October 17 Elisa took part in a fascinating discussion on social enterprise in Canada on the live (and interactive)...

Elisa is interviewed on BuySomeGood podcast

Elisa Birnbaum, editor and publisher of SEE Change Magazine discusses her book "In the Business of Change" with host of...

Elisa addresses the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network

On August 9, Elisa gave a presentation on social entrepreneurship in Canada at the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network...

Elisa is interviewed by Seeds of Peace

Elisa spoke to global organization, New York-based Seeds of Peace about her new book and the power to transform conflict...

Elisa Receives Warm Welcome (Back) to Chicago

On July 12, Elisa Birnbaum was at City Lit Books for a book launch event and an engaging conversation on social enterprise...

Book Launch Event at Impact Hub in Ottawa

On June 18th, Elisa enjoyed another great book launch event, this one organized by Jonathan Wade and Impact Hub Ottawa....