Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder + CEO, Acumen

Under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested $101M in 92 companies delivering agricultural inputs, education, energy, health care, housing and water to the poor in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Fast Company named Acumen one of the world’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profits in 2014. Jacqueline was featured on the cover of Forbes and named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers and The Daily Beast’s 25 Smartest People of the Decade. She sits on the board of the Aspen Institute and her bestselling memoir The Blue Sweater chronicles her quest to understand poverty and bring dignity to the poor.

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