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

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.

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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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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Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

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How Social Entrepreneurs Can Have the Most Impact

Harvard Business Review

Civic Ventures had recently released its first survey of baby boomers and found at least half were interested in “ encore careers ” helping others. Or consider Kwabena Darko of Ghana, who helped found that country’s microfinance sector by forging a collaboration between global NGO Opportunity International , his national startup Sinapi Aba , and a myriad of village- and town-based trust groups. Social enterprise in the U.S. is a fast-growing, but fragmented, movement.

Entrepreneurs: You're More Important Than Your Business Plan

Harvard Business Review

But he also understood that while a career as a professional athlete was extremely unlikely, sports itself was a multi-billion dollar industry with great opportunity as coaches, trainers, even youth camp organizers. "Would you take a look at my business plan?".