His father Robert Novogratz Sr. is a retired army colonel while his mother Barbara Novogratz ran an antique business. Before moving to Jacqueline's current city of New York, NY, Jacqueline lived in Manhattan NY. Prior to Acumen, Jacqueline founded and directed The Philanthropy Workshop and The Next Generation Leadership programs at the Rockefeller Foundation. http://www.ted.com We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? Jacqueline Novogratz generously shared inspiring stories of love, courage, generosity from her experience and great leaders from all over the world. Jacqueline Novogratz has made a remarkable impact on our world. Jacqueline Novogratz Founder Acumen Fund. But if we’re willing to be uncomfortable, and if we can see that discomfort is a proxy for progress, I think it can be a little less painful. 7,455 Followers, 363 Following, 680 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Jacqueline Novogratz (@jnovogratz) She is a change-maker and an inspiring human who is the Founder and CEO of Acumen , a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial appr So I moved to Rwanda in 1986 to help found the country's first micro-finance bank. Jacqueline is also the author of The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor, and more recently, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution. Nineteen years in, Acumen has helped build more than 128 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the Uni… A reminder of what matters in life. And a guide to building a character and living a life worthwhile. Once I realised that to build a women’s bank we need to have only women in the room to make decisions, it was a game changer. Jacqueline Novogratz: I guess I'd say that too often they see the poor as objects rather than as human beings who want to make their own decisions and control their own destinies. That is extremely hard work and where moral leadership can play an important role. Here’s how to help make the next few months a little more fun for your team. The experience inspired her to write the bestseller, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor. On the one hand, people say, "The time for change is now." | Picture courtesy: Saumya Khandelwal. But in a way that enables others to be their best selves. Nineteen years later, under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested $135 million to build 136 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. And that can be incredibly painful, since it requires you to put yourself in situations with people who might disagree with your beliefs and how you operate. In this inspiring interview, learn how Novogratz is equipping others to turn a profit while transforming how we tackle global issues. In her autobiography, The Blue Sweater, Acumen Fund founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz engagingly captures one such mission in need of the right road. The pandemic has fuelled feelings of loss and grief. Education, Ethnicity. But all of this can be hard to do, especially when you’re young and just starting out. Jacqueline Novogratz says the simplistic ways we take up such questions — if we take them up at all — is inadequate. In her autobiography, The Blue Sweater, Acumen Fund founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz engagingly captures one such mission in need of the right road. I firmly believe that leaders aren’t born. Sharing stories from her pioneering career dedicated to tackling poverty, Jacqueline Novogratz offers three principles to spark and sustain a moral revolution. In this book, Jacqueline Novogratz reveals what it takes, by drawing on stories from inspiring, responsible change-makers around the world and the author’s own experiences with difficult challenges. What helps in doing this is having a cohort—a loving and supportive community where we can learn these skills together. Finally, after I had built a lot of trust, I sat some of the women down and asked them, “What is going on here?” They responded saying that if a man is in the room, they don’t have a voice. Tanaya is an editorial analyst at IDR, where she manages curated content, in addition to writing, editing, and sourcing content. As a social entrepreneur, it is your job to understand this, not from a place of judgement but with the humility to see the world as it is. Moral leaders are those who are constantly asking what’s good for other people, not themselves. Tell us what you want to read. Jacqueline serves on boards of the Aspen Institute and 60 Decibels and sits on the Advisory Councils of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, the Oxford Said Global Leadership Council, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, and UNICEF. The experience inspired her to write the bestseller, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor, and create Acumen. A reminder of what matters in life. Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen. There are 2.5 billion people on earth without access to a toilet. Jacqueline Novogratz helps each of us understand that we’re capable of so much, if we only cared enough.” Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author “Everyone who wants to have an impact on the world—from entrepreneurs, philanthropists and CEOs, to volunteers, teachers and advocates—would be wise to keep a copy of this new book by Jacqueline Novogratz at hand.” Before this, she led the Dasra Girl Alliance, an INR 250 crore multi-stakeholder platform that sought to improve maternal, adolescent and child health outcomes in India.