FORA.tv Speaker - Elizabeth Funk

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Biography

Elizabeth is actively involved in supporting rapid growth and commercialization in the Microfinance industry, which provides small loans to the world's poor allowing them to start businesses and build their own way out of poverty. She is the Chairman of the Board of Unitus, a leading Microfinance accelerator. She is also a co-founder and Board member of Unitus' for-profit sister company, Unitus Investment Group, and the founder and CEO of the Dignity Fund, a debt fund for Microfinance. Prior to becoming Chair of Unitus, Elizabeth served as the President and CEO of CML Global Capital, a diversified international investment firm. Prior to joining CML, Elizabeth was one of the earliest employees of Yahoo!, where she helped formulate Yahoo!'s initial shopping, online Finance and commerce strategy. She is an active member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) serving as the Chair of the Board of the Pacific Region, and as a founder of the YPO initiative, Social Enterprise Networks.

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SoCap08: Economist Debate with Matthew Bishop

10.14.08 | 00:58:34 min | 0 comments