Date:   January 12, 2017

Jacqueline Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Acumen, a nonprofit that invests philanthropic capital in sustainable businesses tackling the problems of poverty. Under her leadership, Acumen has invested $103 million in 96 companies providing critical goods and services to the poor across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. In 2016, Jacqueline received the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in social entrepreneurship. Prior to Acumen, Jacqueline founded The Philanthropy Workshop and The Next Generation Leadership programs at the Rockefeller Foundation. She also co-founded Rwanda’s first microfinance institution, Duterimbere. Jacqueline sits on the boards of the Aspen Institute and Her best-selling memoir The Blue Sweater chronicles her quest to understand poverty and bring dignity to the poor.

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