Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Names Andrea Jung to Lead Grameen America as President, CEO and Board Director

Mon, 2014-04-07 20:42

Andrea Jung has been named President, CEO and a director of Grameen America, the fastest-growing microfinance organization in the United States. Ms. Jung, the former Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc. and longtime champion of women's issues, joins in April 2014. Founded by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families.

FEATURED: Microlending Model Finding New Traction in First-World Economies

Tue, 2014-03-18 15:05
Grameen America is featured as a "textbook example" of microfinance in a recent article about the expansion of microlending in developed countries.

Professor Yunus Inspires at Westmont College

Fri, 2014-03-07 22:04
Last week, Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus inspired Westmont College students at the ninth annual President's Breakfast with a message on poverty and social business. Professor Yunus emphasized the potential for positive change in doing well by doing good. Chairman of the President's Breakfast Committee John Davies noted, "He is proof that one man can work to change the world, and we are thankful for his servitude to end world poverty."

Whole Planet Foundation(R) Commits $1MM To Grameen America Branch In Austin

Thu, 2014-02-27 16:24
Whole Planet Foundation(R) has committed $1 million to Grameen America to launch operations in Austin, TX. "Poverty is not just a developing-world problem; it's an issue we're battling at home," said Philip Sansone, president and executive director of Whole Planet Foundation. "Microcredit offers real solutions low-income entrepreneurs and their entire families. We're excited to invest in our communities and help our neighbors get a fresh start."

Weekly Roundup

Fri, 2014-02-21 07:00
This week's roundup delves into the significance of financial inclusion and the defining challenge of income inequality in thriving US cities. Also, Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus becomes this year's recipient of the Lotus Leadership Award.

Weekly Roundup

Fri, 2014-02-14 16:03
Our latest weekly roundup covers news on Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus as he made CNBC's list of 200 people who transformed business over the years. Also, a look into how credit debt can help the poor and how the elimination of poverty is said to be possible by 2035.

Weekly Roundup

Fri, 2014-02-07 07:00
This week's roundup delves into the significant growth of microfinance, and a new way to look at progress in the fight against poverty. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus discusses how to take philanthropy to the next level alongside Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates.

Weekly Roundup

Thu, 2014-01-30 17:12
This week's roundup looks into three development myths about the poor, and the views that financial service providers have on the future of financial inclusion. Also this week, Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus gives six lessons for young social entrepreneurs.

Weekly Roundup

Mon, 2014-01-13 15:22
This week's roundup looks into Grameen America Board Chair Professor Yunus' film To Catch A Dollar, and how financial inclusion continues to make progress around the world. Also, this month marks 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty.

Weekly Roundup

Tue, 2013-07-30 06:00
Our latest weekly roundup highlights the partnership between USAID and Yunus Social Business, Whole Planet Foundation's $1M commitment to Grameen America to serve aspiring entrepreneurs in Detroit, and a study about how location affects income mobility.

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