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.”

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."

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