Jacqueline Novogratz

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Jacqueline Novogratz
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Jacqueline Novogratz
Born1961 (age 57–58)
US
ResidenceNew York, NY
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
Stanford Graduate School of Business
OccupationBusinesswoman
Known forFounder and CEO, Acumen
Home townHighland Falls, New York, US
Spouse(s)Chris Anderson
Children2 stepdaughters
RelativesMichael Novogratz (brother)
Robert Novogratz (brother)

Jacqueline Novogratz (born 1961) is an American entrepreneur and author. She is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jacqueline Novogratz was born in 1961[2] in the US, the eldest of seven children.[3] Her father was a career officer and major in the U.S. Army, and her mother, Barbara, ran an antiques business.[4]

She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, where she studied economics and international relations.[3] She earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.[3]

Career[edit]

Novogratz started her career at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1983,[3] as an international credit analyst. After three years, she left banking to explore how to make a bigger difference in the world.

She worked throughout Africa as a consultant for the World Bank and for UNICEF. As a UNICEF consultant in Rwanda in the late 1980s, she helped found Duterimbere, Rwanda’s first microfinance institution.

Novogratz also founded and directed The Philanthropy Workshop and The Next Generation Leadership programs at the Rockefeller Foundation before starting Acumen in 2001.[5] Acumen has invested patient capital in businesses that provide low-income people with critical goods and services. It estimates that it affects more than 270 million people through its investments. [6] Novogratz oversaw the development of Acumen's Fellowship program, which intends to develop the next generation of leadership for the social sector.[7]

Novogratz serves on the advisory boards of NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights[8] and the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative.[9] She serves on the Aspen Institute, the Pakistan Business Council Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB)], and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations,[10] and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.[11] Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, appointed Novogratz to the State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board.[12]

The Blue Sweater[edit]

In 2009, Novogratz published the The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World.[13] The book is a firsthand account of her journey from international banker to social entrepreneur and founder of Acumen.[citation needed] Since its publication, the book has been selected by the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Peace College as common reading for all incoming freshmen.[citation needed]

The title of her book, The Blue Sweater, refers to an encounter she had in Kigali, Rwanda. Novogratz spotted a boy wearing a blue sweater. She recognized it as a sweater she had owned and given to Goodwill a decade earlier; it was hers, with her name on the tag. The encounter was an epiphany for Novogratz; her sense of the interconnectedness of our world has continued to influence her current work.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Novogratz is married to Chris Anderson, the founder and owner of TED Talks.[14]

Her brothers include Michael Novogratz and Robert Novogratz.

Awards and fellowships[edit]

Honorary degrees[edit]

References[edit]

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