GIP hosts Jessica Jackley on creative solutions to poverty - Nov. 18
Poly's Global Initiatives Program will host Jessica Jackley, entrepreneur, investor, author, and speaker, who will speak about creative solutions to poverty on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Upper School Library. Her work over the last decade has focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy, and social justice. She is best known as a co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first p2p microlending website that provides affordable capital to individual entrepreneurs to start or expand a small business. Jackley serves as chief impact officer at Aspiration, helping customers align their spending with their social values. Jackley also teaches social entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business at USC. Her first book, “Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least,” was published in 2015.