During a special livestream event held as part of the Nov. 2015 American Express Leadership Academy, Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen, shares her insights on "embracing the difficult" in the 21st century. Watch the recording and get the highlights here.
Novogratz shares the personal story of her journey as a leader and the experiences that led her, together with colleagues, to start Acumen, a nonprofit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to tackle poverty.
She makes the case that larger institutions must renew themselves—not once, but regularly—or become irrelevant, and shares the ways that she and her team continually “disrupt themselves.” She also details how her experiences in Africa led her to confront what it means to be human and “monsters and angels that live in each of us,” and our responsibility as leaders to shape the world we live in. Finally, check out her practical advice for balancing vision and day-to-day realities.
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen on Embracing the Difficult: Leadership for a New/Next Generation
At the same event, Ana L. Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, spoke on the topic diversity and inclusion. You can watch her remarks here.