Closing the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Thu, 2015-06-11 15:57
From CGI America in Denver, CO to the new Yunus Social Business Centre to be opened in Worcester, MA, there has been a lot of recent buzz about financial inclusion and entrepreneurship.

Hillary Clinton Announces Grameen America's Commitment to Invest $50MM in Harlem

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:08

Hillary Clinton announced at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Grameen America's commitment to invest $50 million in over 7,000 women-owned businesses in Harlem through 2020. In 2008, Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus successfully implemented his microfinance model in Queens and is now expanding this program to serve low-income women in Harlem.

Celebrities for Social Development

Thu, 2014-07-24 07:00

There has been a tremendous amount of celebrity buzz about social development and women's empowerment recently. This week's roundup covers Grameen America Board Chair Professor Muhammad Yunus' visit with Pope Francis and fellow Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, John Legend’s involvement in a women’s empowerment campaign, and the billionaires’ “Giving Pledge.”

CNN Money Features Grameen America

Tue, 2014-06-24 18:16
The launch of the Grameen America Training Institute in Long Island City, Queens was featured in CNN Money this morning. Andrea Jung, Grameen America President and CEO, explained the "critical, pivotal role" that loan officers play as the gateway to capital for borrowers. "Part of scaling nationally is embedding best practices to our loan officers," she said. The Training Institute is a crucial step in laying the groundwork for this expansion. Read the full article here.

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.

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."

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.

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