Blog - Social business

A World Free of Poverty is Within Our Grasp

I had the privilege of listening to a speech at Georgetown University by the World Bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim. What an inspirational man! Full of vision, a spirit of collaboration, compassion and insight. Here are some excerpts and thoughts on what he had to say. He had some interesting collaborative and innovative approaches he...

Reflections on One Year Anniversary of Erase Poverty

Thoughts become things. A year and a half ago, a speaker I was listening to asked “If you could do anything this decade, what would it be? What would make the next ten the best ten?” This is what I wrote: “I would erase poverty for good. I would connect people, organizations, resources and ideas that make a sustainable difference...

Let's Rock - Enterprising Women's Magazine article

I recently had the opportunity to write an article about my passion for empowering women economically in the Enterprising Women's Magazine. Here is an exerpt.    I will never forget my first trip to Rwanda. Women gathered to meet me wearing brightly colored dresses and even brighter smiles. As I sat down to hear their...

Unleashing Hidden Potential

Mexicans recently commemorated the Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). While this is not a holiday I’m used to observing, last week I paused to contemplate and remember the loved ones in my life who have passed away. My thoughts gravitated towards my grandfather, who my siblings and I lovingly called “Grampie”. He passed...