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.

LIVE: Grameen America to be Featured at 2014 CGI Annual Meeting

Wed, 2014-09-24 08:00

Tune in on Wednesday, September 24 at 9:40am EST to watch as Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus, President & CEO Andrea Jung, and Secretary Clinton announce Grameen America's new commitment at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.

Corporate Giants Go Social

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:22

It is no secret that the rising 'millennial' generation is more likely to purchase products and services from companies that are making a positive social impact. According to a U.S. Trust Report, 69% of millennials use their investments as “a way to express social, political and environmental values.” Many companies, whether to attract consumers or because of redefined strategic goals, are changing the way they operate in order to incorporate consumer values such as gender equality, education and financial inclusion.

Bringing Microfinance to Life for a Younger Generation

Thu, 2014-07-31 18:58
Guest Post by Hannah Gallen, Development and Communications Summer Intern

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.”

Grameen America Celebrates (Financial) Independence Day

Wed, 2014-07-02 15:44

This Friday celebrate female entrepreneurship in America! As you spend time with family and friends to celebrate the country's independence, be sure to think of women like Silvia, who have overcome obstacles to achieve their own financial independence. Silvia is a mother from Austin, who spent 10 hours a day earning less than minimum wage steaming shirts. Silvia is ambitious and determined to build a better life for her family. A friend of Silvia’s introduced her to a Center Manager at Grameen America, who guided Silvia through Grameen’s program and provided her with a microloan of $1,500.

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.

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