Somak Ghosh was a founding member of YES Bank which, less than nine years after starting its operation, is now the fourth largest private sector bank in India. Last year he stepped down from his role at Motilal Private Equity to launch a new venture capital fund, Contrarian Capital, targeting underpenetrated markets in India. He tells Ben Thurman why he decided to move on from…Continue
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This is a guest post by filmmaker Gayle Ferraro, the director of a new documentary looking at Grameen America. Financed and released by Sundance Institute, Participant Media, and Skoll Foundation, “To Catch A Dollar” takes a look at at microfinance in America: how can the same principles of Grameen be applied in “developed” societies? The special one-hour documentary will premier Monday, January 6th at 9:00 pm ET on the…Continue
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Janet Yellen, Christine Lagarde and a handful of U.S. senators notwithstanding, women are still underrepresented in the world of finance.
So it was a reversal earlier this month to be one of the few men among nearly 100 women investors, wealth advisors, bankers and analysts gathered to reshape global financial markets through a “gender lens.”
More men should soon be clamoring to break into this Old Girls’ Network. Women’s…Continue
TechChange has been featured in Fast Company as one of the “best learning resources for aspiring social entrepreneurs”, with recognition for the “hybrid” online/offline learning category!
Here are some highlights from the article:
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By Tory Field and Beverly Bell
“We, women from more than 40 countries, from different indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, have gathered together to…Continue
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It's June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we're featuring peacebuilding men we love.
Sami Awad is Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, the nonprofit he founded in Bethlehem in 1998. He also directs the…Continue
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Working with PeaceMedia has provided the opportunity to be exposed to various peacebuilding tactics. It has shown that there is a plethora of information out there and that countless individuals are working tirelessly to bring about peace and resolve conflicts. Most recently, I watched a video on an orchestra in Brazil that began allowing girls to take part. Traditionally a male dominated art, this orchestra is lead by a female maestra, and has women playing alongside men. This orchestra is…Continue
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“In general, people here consider meeting Israelis as kind of betrayal. I believed that any kind of contact or talking with Israelis was like betraying my country and ignoring the long history of suffering of my people,” said Faras, a Palestinian.
Every moment is an opportunity for change. What can…Continue
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The leader of a former grantee organization I used to work with in Rwanda asked me last month:
“Since you started [how-matters.org], can you see any impact around advocated issues? Any results to share?”
It’s only fair. I’m sure I asked this of local organizations like hers too many times to count.
So today, since I missed the milestone of my 100th post, I share and celebrate the…Continue
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Reflections of Fidel
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In honor of this week's Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting, I'm reposting this from early October last year. The issues remain the same; the fundraising resources for local organizations still needed.
“Is a trickle of that money ever going to reach us?”…Continue
I knew the real story about the famine in northern Kenya and Somalia would probably never be told…
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The ‘Foundations’ of the Bilderberg Group
The Bilderberg Group, formed in 1954, was founded in the Netherlands as a secretive meeting held once a year, drawing…
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