TOP 10: Unique Progress at Thistle Farms Helps Women Escape Streets

Becca Stevens, Thistle Farms/Photo: K.athleen Toner

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Interview: Entrepreneur Jessica Jackley On Her Journey To End Global Poverty

Jessica Jackley and twin boys, author of Clay Water Brick/Photo: Jessica Jackley

Jessica Jackley and her twin boys

By Toni Piccinini/Sept. 6, 2015
Photos provided by Jessica Jackley (@jessicajackley)

I met Jessica Jackley, the author of Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least at Book Passage—known as the Bay Area’s Liveliest Bookstore—in the café before her book talk and signing. I told her I’d be the lady with the adult beverage. She responded she’d be lady with the stroller and mom in tow.

I had seen her Ted Talk, Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money–and love,  and was enchanted with her passion, her poise and her take on our perception of poverty and giving.

“Choose not to focus on the lack, the hurt, the poverty, or the brokenness that we all know exists. Choose to see potential and possibility.” Jessica Jackley 

With her baby beside her, Jessica generously offered to chat with me about Kiva, the revolutionary microlending institution she founded with her former husband, and pretty much anything else I wanted to ask her…   [Read more…]

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Stats of women start-ups in london/cbsnews.com

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McBride Sisters in Wine Business/cbsnews.com

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Lynda Weinman, founder Lynda.com

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Elf on the Shelf/yahoo.com

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