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Jessica Flannery Discusses Personal Background and Decision To Spend Career Focusing On Alleviation of Poverty

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  • Date Added : 2/15/2008
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Jessica Flannery

  • Co-founder, Kiva
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1978 (Age: 43 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.

Growing up I was always interested in the rest of the world and then at high school and college I started to say things like yeah, I'm really interested in international development and nonprofits. However, the only problem with saying this, was that I found a lot of people sort of say, okay what d...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Personal Background and Decision To Spend Career Focusing On Alleviation of Poverty
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 2 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Decision To Become Involved In Microfinance
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 0 min. 44 sec.
Video 3 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Impact of First Hand Experience With Entrepreneurs Receiving Microfinance in East Africa
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 1 min. 44 sec.
Video 4 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Founding Of Kiva And That It Started Small But Had Opportunity To Scale
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 55 sec.
Video 5 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Importance of Starting Small So You Can Test Your Idea
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 0 min. 39 sec.
Video 6 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Challenge of Balancing Kiva With Business School and States Importance of Believing In Yourself
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 28 sec.
Video 7 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses How Kiva Has Grown Into An Online Marketplace
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 13 sec.
Video 8 of 15 Jessica Flannery States Company's Mission Is To Connect People
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 14 sec.
Video 9 of 15 Jessica Flannery States When You Provide a Loan Via Kiva You Actually Provide Money Directly To An Entrepreneur
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 57 sec.
Video 10 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Relationship With Microfinance Partners
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 3 min. 6 sec.
Video 11 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Why Kiva Community Works
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 12 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Impact of Press and Blogs on Kiva
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 1 min. 14 sec.
Video 13 of 15 Jessica Flannery Shares Thoughts on Keeping Kiva Afloat
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 52 sec.
Video 14 of 15 Jessica Flannery Discusses Kiva's Staffing And Controls
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 2 min. 48 sec.
Video 15 of 15 Jessica Flannery Expresses Desire To Eventually Document How Extra Spread Is Being Used
  • Jessica Flannery - Lecture - Kiva
  • 2/15/2008
  • Jessica Flannery
  • 1 min. 1 sec.

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