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Financial Empowerment

Leading Entrepreneurs-in-the-making to Better Futures

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.22.2015 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

In places like Ferguson, young entrepreneurs usually materialize as drug dealers. In places like Ferguson, gang leaders are frustrated union organizers -- same talents for leadership; same aspirations; no hope.

How Capitalist Visionaries Will Change The World

Arjan Schütte | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Arjan Schütte

The developed world functions in no small part at the will of the free markets' Invisible Hand. But sadly our free markets and our financial systems have also left a toll on millions and have yet to touch billions.

Want Savvier, Less-Stressed Employees? Provide Them With Financial Education

Julie Stich | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Julie Stich

Most employers would agree that financial education programs for employees are a good idea, but many may find it hard to justify enacting such a program in the workplace. After all, how do you determine ROI on this type of initiative?

Defining Financial Literacy in a New Economic Age

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Financial education is the baseline, pioneered for underserved and mainstream America. For these young people, the issues were not emotional or self-esteem based, but fundamentals-based.

Mainstreaming Social Innovation With the Public Sector

Ben Hecht | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Ben Hecht

When we refer to social innovation, what we really mean is innovation sponsored by the social sector ("social sector innovation"). We're talking about nonprofits created to fill gaps in a terribly broken system.

How to Help Working Families Avoid Financial Downfall

LaVar Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
LaVar Young

We must educate working Americans on the resources they have access to.

The Rise Of The "Sugar Mamma"

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Sug·ar Mam·ma -noun A woman who is in the financial driver's seat of her life Watching the season finale of HBO's Boardwalk Empire last night, I w...