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Advanced French students discuss their research and insights regarding the potential social impact of microfinance for women in developing countries.
READ MY LIPS' akaRadioRed goes beyond the typical blah-blah-yada-yada canned interview, engaging guests in spontaneous conversations. Clinical psychologist Dr. Marilyn A. Fitzgerald, author: "If I had a Water Buffalo, Microfinance as a Means to Sustainability". Marilyn has traveled the world as a consultant for domestic and international humanitarian work. She is driven by her curiosity to understand and contribute answers to the questions, &ldqu
JOIN US TOMORROW AT 9am PST, 18hrs CAT On Voices of Anakazi as we feature an AMAZING Anakazi, Irene Banda Mutalima a microfinance specialist with 17 years experience at conceptual, executive management, governance and policy levels. Her exposure spans international borders in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia; and across the spectrum from hands-on work with grassroots at conceptual and design issues for microfinance institutions; MF management and governance issues; interactions with policymakers; and lobbying stakeholders on behalf of MFIs.
Shivani is the CEO and founder of InVenture. InVenture's vision is to provide a standardized global credit score for anyone with a mobile phone thereby revolutionizing the financial services sector by creating greater transparency and access for all individuals. Shivani has a wide array of professional experiences in global health, microfinance, and investment banking. Prior to InVenture she worked health costing at UNFPA and Mergers & Acquisitions at Health Net and Citigroup. She is a 2011 Echoing Green Fellow and 2011 Unreasonable Institute Fellow. She is also a blogger for the Huffington Post, and on the board the LA Chapter of Young Women Social Entrepreneurs. InVenture has been recognized by Vodafone, Bloomberg, TechCrunch and NextBillion. Shivani holds a M.P.H in Health Economics and International Policy from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Relations from Wesleyan University.
Zach Weismann serves as WildAid’s lead Wildlife Campaigner and Communications Manager.
Over the past decade, WildAid has been the only organization to focus on eliminating the demand for endangered species products. With a pro-bono distribution network valued at over $200 million, WildAid leads some of the most cost effective media campaigns ever launched.
Zach is spearheading WildAid’s elephant and rhino campaigns, set to launch globally this year, while further developing WildAid’s highly successful shark campaign and partnerships, including a most recent joint effort with NBA Cares.
Time working with the global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in their international finance department, has afforded Zach a deep working knowledge of demand and markets, allowing him to help further WildAid’s economical approach to conservation.
He served as the Vice Chairman of the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, working to urge local Dallas political leaders to invest and engage in environmental projects and citywide beautification projects.
Zach spent time working in rural Peru with various environmental NGO’s on international development and water quality projects, before publishing a Peruvian microfinance manual.
Zach received a bachelor’s in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in Southern California, and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where is family still resides, and now lives in San Francisco, home to WildAid’s global headquarters. Zach also frequently volunteers with the environmental activist organization, 350.org.
Guest speaker : Kanini Mutooni MBA, ACCA Founder, myAzimia.org
MyAzimia is a start-up company that provides tailor made solutions to the microfinance and P2P micro-lending industry niche. We have an excellent understanding of the P2P lending and microfinance sectors and our fully fledged front to back end solution reflects this.
She will be talking to us about
-What is microfinance? What is Peer to peer lending? What is crowdfunding?
-What does it aim to do and what are its benefits?
Helen Gibson speaks with Ben and Brendan of Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute about exploring the idea of opening a business. RMMFI focuses on launching new businesses. Could your idea be the next business that they help propel? Please check RMMFI's website for up-to-date workshop dates & note that RMMFI has relocated to 2701 Lawrence St. in Denver as of 11/7/2012.
Karen Sugar, Founder and Director of Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado in 2008. Her studies focused on gender and development concentrating on the concept of microfinance and its potential to alleviate poverty. Sugar created the Credit Plus model which offers a unique and transformative microfinance and social capital building program. Karen has worked for non-profits addressing women and poverty issues throughout her
Join host Cyrus Webb for "Conversations LIVE Prime-Time" where we bring you great guests, exciting topics and information that is sure to inspire and encourage you along your journey. At the top of the show Webb talks with Hugh Sinclair, author of Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic. At 25 min. past the hour, Conversations' resident chef Bruce Tretter shares this week's QUICK AND EASY COOKING tip. Finally at 30 min. past the hour, Webb talks with recording artist Warre
Thank you for joining us tonight on Dresser After Dark! Tonight we welcome these guests to our show: Hugh Sinclair: Author of "Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic: How Microlending Lost Its Way and Betrayed the Poor," http://www.microfinancetransparency.com Rebecca Ensign: Author of "Help Teach Your Children," http://www.helpteachyourchildren.org Dale B. Jackson: Author of "Unbroke Horses," A Novel; http://www.dalebjackson.com Chef Corinne Trang: Author of
Rachael Chong left investment banking for the world of microfinance. She helped start-up the USA branch of BRAC, mobilizing skills-based volunteers to provide financial services and other support to the poor, especially in Asia and Africa. Following the success of BRAC USA, Rachael founded Catchafire.org, an innovative Web-based nonprofit which matches skilled volunteers to meaningful pro bono opportunities, helping nonprofits and social enterprises to leverage the goodwill of trained pr
TOPICS: MARIA SHRIVER (ACTIVIST, JOURNALIST, ADVOCATE) AND PREMAL SHAH of KIVA.ORG (MICROFINANCE PHILANTHROPIST) This week we talked about the following fascinating people: Maria Shriver, Activist, Journalist “... In a world that glorifies ambition at any cost, Maria instead teaches character. She is a woman of quiet strength who role-models kindness and charity, and has used her celebrity to help create peace in the world." Maria Shriver receiving the Shinnyo-en