Registration opens tomorrow for first distinguished speaker event of 2012
Bright, energetic, and unapologetically optimistic about the power of business to change the world, Jessica Jackley is a founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer microlending website. Kiva lets users lend as little as $25 to poor entrepreneurs around the world, providing affordable capital for them to start or expand microenterprises.
Drawing on her eclectic background — she studied art and philosophy before earning an MBA — Jackley discusses a wide range of timely issues, from economic development to women’s empowerment to Web 2.0. She reminds us that, at the heart of social entrepreneurship, the relationships we form with each other and the extent to which we believe in each others’ potential are the most powerful forces for positive change.
There is no charge for this event, but online registration is required. Registration opens tomorrow (Jan. 5) via the Distinguished Speaker Series website.