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Louise M. Guido
Louise M. Guido is the CEO and Managing Partner of ChangeCorp, a social enterprise that provides content solutions for mobile technology in emerging markets. ChangeCorp targets a growing population of ‘mobile-only-users’ offering educational content in life skills, communication skills, financial literacy, health, parenting and business. Its main focus is on women’s empowerment through the mobile apps that offer a learning model to maximize impact and effectiveness.

ChangeCorp’s flagship content channel, The SmartWoman Project, provides daily messages to urban and rural women business-owners on a variety of topics, including life and communication skills, banking and finance, health, family, and work/life balance. The content channel launched last year on Nokia’s Life Tools platform, for example, and today serves more than 50,000 women business-owners in Nigeria and Indonesia. The SmartWoman Project is endorsed by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union).

ChangeCorp, in conjunction with its non-profit partner, Foundation for Social Change, created the eLife Tablet for Teachers providing valuable life and communication skills, financial literacy, business and entrepreneurship skills for teachers to use and infuse in their day classes. The program originated as an after-school curriculum for girls; and is currently taught in schools in Colombia (Fundacion Pies Descalzos, founded by Shakira), Kashmir, Pakistan (Marshall Direct Fund), Rwanda, Ethiopia and Peru reaching over 20,000 women and girls.

Ms. Guido also is the founder of the Foundation for Social Change – a not-for-profit organization that focuses on teaching women and girls life and business skills training. Each year the Foundation hosts the Global Conference for Social Change with the United Nations.

Ms. Guido has over 30 years of publishing and marketing experience with some of the world’s most recognizable publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, House Beautiful and Town & Country magazines. Ms. Guido launched a successful international publishing company called, Living Abroad. As a guidebook for expatriate executives, Living Abroad, features day-to-day living details about 185 countries including the culture, housing, education, taxes, insurance, etc, Over 100 companies subscribe to Living Abroad’s Web service.

Ms. Guido was graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.A. in Communication Arts.

She lives and works in New York City.

Entries by Louise M. Guido

The 'Fashion Week' of Social Impact

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 5:24 PM

Next week, the world descends on New York City for the annual pilgrimage to discuss how to solve the most challenging social, economic and political problems facing our planet today. But, do any of the proclamations, announcements or promises actually come true? If so, who checks on the progress year-to-year?

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What Women Really, Really Want

(5) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 12:32 AM

Is it "Lean In" or "Lean On"? What is it that women really want in life, and how can they achieve real empowerment?

Women everywhere care about their families, their health and their financial security. Whether a woman is a venture capital partner in Silicon Valley or...

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