Lunch with Susan Payne and Jacqueline Novogratz, Greenwich Field Club
Greenwich, CT • June 24, 2009
We are delighted to host a luncheon conversation with two exceptional members of our network! “The Case for World Food Security: Breaking New Ground in Africa” – Susan Payne, CEO, Emergent Asset Ma...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDTGreenwich Field Club
276 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
We are delighted to host a luncheon conversation with two exceptional members of our network!
“The Case for World Food Security: Breaking New Ground in Africa” – Susan Payne, CEO, Emergent Asset Management Ltd.
“Patient Capital for an Impatient World” – Jacqueline Novogratz – CEO and Founder, Acumen Fund
Date: June 24th, 2009
Location: Greenwich Field Club, 276 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Conversation with Susan and Jacqueline: 12:30-2:00pm
Cost: $40 (payable by check at the door: checks should be made out to 85 Broads)
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Space is limited to 110 guests. Kindly RSVP by June 8th.
About Susan Payne
Susan has worked in the emerging markets on both the sell and buy side for over 20 years. After having been called to the Bar in Canada in 1985, Susan joined JP Morgan in 1986, and eventually became Head of Emerging Market Sales in Europe. In 1997, Susan founded Emergent Asset Management Limited, an award-winning alternative investment firm based in the UK, where she is a Principal. In both 2007 and 2008, Susan was listed by Financial News as one of the Top 100 Women in Finance in Europe. Susan was awarded one of eight Shell UK Women of the Future Awards 2006 for “Mentor of the Year” and was recently appointed as a Women of Achievement Ambassador.
About Jacqueline Novogratz
Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Her recently published memoir, The Blue Sweater, tells the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. In ways, both hilarious and heartbreaking, Jacqueline shows how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called “patient capital” can help make people self-sufficient and change millions of lives. A global leader, Jacqueline has addressed the World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative and TED about Acumen’s entrepreneurial approach to global poverty.
About Emergent Asset Management http://www.eaml.com/
Emergent is a UK based, award-winning investment management firm that has been managing funds since 1997 and is regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The firm is minority owned by Toronto Dominion Bank, one of the highest rated banks in Canada. The firm’s three core businesses are asset management, strategic partnerships with organizations in Africa, and private equity. Emergent Asset Management was founded by Susan Payne.
About Acumen Fund http://www.acumenfund.org/
Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. We seek to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Our investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services – like health, water, housing and energy – through innovative, market-oriented approaches.
About The Blue Sweater http://www.thebluesweater.com/
As a starry-eyed twenty-something, Jacqueline Novogratz left international banking to help women in developing countries borrow small sums of money to start their own businesses. (Among her inspirations: a small-world moment when she saw an African boy wearing the very sweater she’d given away years before.) From a bakery begun by unwed Rwandan mothers to telecommunications kiosks in India, the businesses she has worked with – and the nonprofit she founded, Acumen Fund – are helping to improve lives. An inspiring book by a remarkable woman.
The Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of 85 Broads was launched to give additional access and voice to the smart women of 85 Broads in the Fairfield and Westchester County areas. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas on how this new Chapter can serve the needs of our community.
~ Hilary Pearl and Laura Daley, Chapter Co-Chairs.
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