Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

History, philosophy, sociology, or any liberal arts degree will not prevent me from pursuing a career in business. Even though they don’t directly align with my career aspirations, they will not take me out of the game. She's spending the summer in Dhaka doing microfinance.

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Women as Microfinance Leaders, Not Just Clients

Harvard Business Review

We're a network of microfinance organizations; we exist to share practices and develop the leadership skills required by a sector that has grown up fast. And as you might be aware, microfinance is a phenomenon that, while it did not set out to be "for women," has mainly turned out to be. It's vital to reverse the trend and help microfinance institutions attract, train, and retain talented women. Diversity Gender microfinance WWB

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Microfinance Is Good for Women, but It's Only Part of the Solution

Harvard Business Review

Career paths are not one-size-fits-all, yet in emerging markets, it's often assumed that microfinance — the use of small loans to foster self-reliant small businesses in a community setting — is the only path for women seeking economic opportunity. Microfinance has accomplished tremendous things and helped millions of women launch their own businesses; however, it is not a complete means of economically empowering women.

The Innovation Mindset in Action: Shantha Ragunathan

Harvard Business Review

Sasikala, a Block Development Officer (BDO), talked to the Kodapattinam villagers about microfinance , only Shantha, of all the villagers, saw the opportunity and took action. To participate in a microfinance campaign, the village had to form a Self Help Group (SHG) of about 20 people, with each member contributing a certain amount of money every month. Undeterred, Shantha persisted until she persuaded the required number of people to sign up for the microfinance project.

Entrepreneurship Needs to Be a Bigger Part of U.S. Foreign Aid

Harvard Business Review

Further, how can we engender the rock star aura of American entrepreneurship in places where NGO and government jobs are safer career bets for would-be, could-be, should-be startup founders? Here are two surprising facts. First, the average American estimates that over 25% of the U.S.

Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

History, philosophy, sociology, or any liberal arts degree will not prevent me from pursuing a career in business. Even though they don’t directly align with my career aspirations, they will not take me out of the game. She's spending the summer in Dhaka doing microfinance.