Under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested over $88M in 82 companies in South Asia and Africa focused on delivering healthcare, water, housing, education and energy to the poor. These companies have created and supported 60,000 jobs, bringing basic services to over 125M people. Before Acumen, Jacqueline founded and directed the Rockefeller Foundation’s The Philanthropy Workshop and The Next Generation Leadership programs, co-founded Duterimbere, a micro-finance institution in Rwanda, and began her career in international banking with Chase Manhattan Bank.
Jacqueline has been featured on the cover of Forbes magazine, Foreign Policy’s list of Top 100 Global Thinkers and The Daily Beast’s 25 Smartest People of the Decade. She sits on several advisory councils and boards, such as the Aspen Institute and IDEO.org. Her best-selling memoir The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected Worldchronicles her quest to understand poverty and challenges readers to grant dignity to the poor. Jacqueline holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA from the University of Virginia. She has received honorary degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Wofford College, Gettysburg College, Middlebury College, Fordham University, and Bard College as well the Freedom from Want Award from the Roosevelt Institute in 2011.
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