Available in print and audiobook format! 

Elisa’s first book was published by New Society Publishers last year.  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 is a Speaker at the True North Festival

Elisa presented a talk on social entrepreneurship and her book, In the Business of Change, at the recent True North Festival in Waterloo, Ontario. 

Making Change Her Business

Profile of Elisa Birnbaum in Vancouver publication

Elisa Birnbaum

Elisa Named a Purpose-Driven Woman to Watch for in 2019

Elisa was featured in Bmeaningful's list of "Purpose-Driven Women to Watch for in 2019" To read about her and the other...

Elisa Receives a Warm Welcome at The University of Toronto

A packed room, a warm audience and engaging presentation are a great antidote to the freezing temps

Inspired Conversation at the Social Finance Forum

Elisa moderated a fascinating dialogue on the state of social entrepreneurship at the Social Finance Forum this November...