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Jessica Jackley

2015 Speaker

JESSICA JACKLEY is an entrepreneur focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy and social justice. She is best known as a cofounder of Kiva, the world’s first and largest p2p microlending website. She is also a cofounder of ProFounder, a pioneering crowdfunding platform for U.S. entrepreneurs, as well as Kin & Co. consulting group, helping organizations support women and working families. She is an active investor and advisor with the Collaborative Fund, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Her newest book, “CLAY WATER BRICK,” shares lessons learned and inspiring stories from successful businesses in the world’s poorest countries. An active board member for several nonprofit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Jackley earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a certificate in Global Leadership and Public Policy from the Harvard Kenney School, and a B.A. from Bucknell University. @jessicajackley