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Jessica Flannery Discusses Personal Role at Kiva

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  • Date Added : 2/15/2008
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Jessica Flannery

  • Co-founder, Kiva
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1978 (Age: 44 years old)
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Biography

Jessica Jackley Flannery is a co-founder of Kiva with her husband Matt, and the spirit behind the organization. Flannery first saw the power and beauty of microfinance while working in rural Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with Village Enterprise Fund and Project Baobab on impact evaluation and program development.

Previously, Flannery worked in the Stanford Center for Social Innovation to launch the inaugural Global Philanthropy Forum, and at Amazon.com, Potentia Media, the International Foundation and World Vision. Flannery has spoken widely on microfinance and social entrepreneurship, and has seen microfinance at work in a variety of communities in more than 30 countries.

Jessica Flannery holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with Certificates in Global Management and Public Management, and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Bucknell University.

So my first year of school and we decided someone should quit something and pay attention to ... to be a good steward of this dream kind of materializing. Matt quit his job and he's since then and is still today CEO and we have 25 other staff. We'll have 40 by the end of this year. I came in and ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 28 Jessica Flannery Shares Thoughts on Area of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 44 sec.
Video 2 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Impact Of MBA On Her Professional Goals
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 3 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Decision To Go To Stanford For MBA
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 1 min. 23 sec.
Video 4 of 28 Jessica Flannery States Initial Rejection From Business School Led To Founding of Kiva
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 5 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Involvement With Village Enterprise Fund And Initial Experience in Africa
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 4 min. 21 sec.
Video 6 of 28 Jessica Flannery States She Learned More In The First Two Weeks Of The Business Than In The Year Of Research She Had Done Beforehand
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 2 min. 28 sec.
Video 7 of 28 Jessica Flannery Shares Story Behind Beta Round of Kiva
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 8 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Excitement Over the Social Experiment That Kiva Turned Out To Be
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 9 of 28 Jessica Flannery Shares Thoughts on PR and Impact of Being First Person In A Space
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 1 min. 42 sec.
Video 10 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Current Challenge of Making Kiva Sustainable
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 2 min. 19 sec.
Video 11 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Challenge of Communicating a New Idea That Doesn't Fit Into a Box
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 1 min. 5 sec.
Video 12 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Goodwill Generated By Being a Non-Profit
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 13 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Decision To Hire General Counsel
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 14 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses How Kiva Adjusts To Work With Entrepreneurs
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 15 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Personal Role at Kiva
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • Jessica Flannery
  • 1 min. 44 sec.
Video 16 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Placement of Loan Cap on Lenders
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 3 min. 15 sec.
Video 17 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Challenge In Combining Speed of Internet With Slow Pace of Relationship Building on Microfinance Side
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 1 min. 26 sec.
Video 18 of 28 Jessica Flannery States Importance of Drawing Boundaries Between Work and Home
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 1 min. 40 sec.
Video 19 of 28 Jessica Flannery Shares Anecdote of Bridges That Exist Between Developing and Developed World
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 2 min. 11 sec.
Video 20 of 28 Jessica Flannery States Entrepreneurship In The Developing World Is Different But Still Centers on Innovation
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 2 min. 24 sec.
Video 21 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Importance of Being Passionate About What You Do
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 2 min. 22 sec.
Video 22 of 28 Jessica Flannery States Many Changes Caused By Microfinance Are Not Quantifiable
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 2 min. 20 sec.
Video 23 of 28 Jessica Flannery States Importance of Transparency and Honesty In Organization
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 3 min. 29 sec.
Video 24 of 28 Jessica Flannery Provides Overview of Kiva's Fellows Program
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • Jessica Flannery
  • 1 min. 44 sec.
Video 25 of 28 Jessica Flannery Discusses Strategic Planning and Goal Setting At Kiva
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 26 of 28 Jessica Flannery States Good Organizations Need To Learn From Better Organizations Regardless Of Whether Or Not They're Not-for-Profits
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • 1 min. 22 sec.
Video 27 of 28 Jessica Flannery States Importance Of Continuing To Work On Core Strengths
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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Video 28 of 28 Introductory Video of Jessica Flannery
  • Jessica Flannery - Interview - Kiva
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  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 15 sec.