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Perry Yeatman
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Perry Yeatman is a Principal at Mission Measurement, author of the award-winning book Get Ahead by Going Abroad (getaheadbygoingabroad.com) and CEO of Perry Yeatman Global Partners. Previously she was an SVP at Kraft Foods and President of the Kraft Foods Foundation.

Today, Perry is using her 25+ years of business experience to tackle some of the world's toughest social issues. She is on the Advisory Board of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the Corporate Partnerships Council for Save the Children. She currently lives with her family in the Washington DC area.

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You Can Have It All! A 3-Step Plan to Show You How

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 11:04 AM

Every Mother's Day, after another year of hand-wringing and questioning about whether women can have it all -- can we really have great careers, great marriages and be great moms/daughters/friends, etc.? -- I still feel compelled to write this blog, even after more notable people have weighed in. Why? Because...

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End the Dread of the AGM

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 3:02 PM

Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece called "Social Causes Come Calling". It reminded me (in case the numerous shareholder ballots in my inbox hadn't already) that its annual meeting season again. This is the time of year when Boards, CEOs, IR and Corporate Affairs executives...

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Why Traditional CSR Is Not Enough

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM

My colleague, Sue Tobias, and I have been talking a lot recently about how companies investing in CSR are more concerned about ROI than ever before. We see it in the market. We see it with our clients. We think there are a number of factors driving this concern.

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Outcomes: The Key to Achieving Social Impact

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 6:08 PM

Today's funders and many other social-sector stakeholders represent a new generation of "value-seekers." Rather than investing in social programs that meet some arbitrary effectiveness threshold or proffer anecdotal success stories, they want to see real changes in the outcomes they care most about, and at a reasonable cost.

One...

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Four Simple Tips to Maximize Your ROI When Giving Back

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 8:07 AM

"Giving Tuesday" has come and gone but if you are like me, you still may not have finished making all of your charitable giving decisions for the year. If so, then perhaps on this occasion procrastination has served you well since I recently got some great advice from friend and...

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The Government Shutdown Isn't Because of a Resource Problem

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 1:18 PM

It's been a while since I blogged but my partner, Jason Saul, and I were talking recently and after that conversation we just felt compelled to say something about this situation. So, here it is...

We're all frustrated by the government's failure to do its job. What's worse, it...

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Tackling Food Insecurity Will Take the G20 and the B20 (and the Rest of us Too!)

(1) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 8:31 PM

It seems pretty obvious that food is a prerequisite to life and prosperity for anyone and everyone. Despite this, more than 850 million people still go hungry. And given rising consumption rates (driven by increasing populations and burgeoning middle classes) combined with natural resource constraints (land, air and water) without...

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Being a Mom Doesn't Hurt Your Chances of Being a CEO -- It Can Actually Help Them!

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 3:35 PM

I've been thinking about this for a long time. I am frequently asked questions about this from students or other female professionals as I represent my company or promote my book around the world. So, this Mother's Day I just had to speak out about combining motherhood with paid employment....

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Lessons Learned From the Frontlines of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 1:17 PM

At a State Department impact investing event on Friday (great event, by the way -- go Kris and Lala!), I was asked to speak about why and how companies can engage successfully in long-term impact investing. I've discussed the benefits for companies in an earlier HuffPost blog, so...

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The First Female President Will be a Girl Scout -- I'm Sure!

(22) Comments | Posted February 4, 2012 | 9:59 AM

I'm not much of a betting person but I am very confident about this. This Wednesday, I attended a reception on Capitol Hill to celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary. And while that milestone is important and their history is one to be proud of for sure, what I really...

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Workplace Wellness: Secret Ingredient to Fighting NCDs Based on Report Released at Davos

(3) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Those "cushy" desk jobs, while nice to have, especially during this time of sustained high unemployment, may be slowly doing us in. Yes, while we're all probably happy to be employed, we can't ignore that many of today's sedentary work environments can produce "heavy" consequences. Overall, workplace safety has pretty...

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"Sustainable Consumption" Is Not an Oxymoron. It's Not Optional, Either

(26) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 2:18 PM

This week, as world leaders converge on Davos for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, a relatively new topic will be front and center on the agenda for many of the world's largest consumer products companies... namely, how to do more with less.

Yes, while "sustainability" has been and continues...

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It's Not Easy but Businesses Can Benefit From Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 12:30 PM

PPPs are all the rage these days. And with good reason. Done right, they are probably the best chance we have for tackling some of the toughest societal issues we're facing -- from world hunger to obesity to sustainable agriculture. Why? Because PPPs uniquely combine the power of the public...

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It's Time for a Closer Look at "Remarkable Indonesia"

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 2:23 PM

The first time I was in Indonesia was about 20 years ago. At the time I think the tourism slogan was something like "Amazing Indonesia." And in many ways, the nation lived up to that billing back then. I was working for a travel client and was ensconced in a...

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AID Has Never Been a Better Investment

(2) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 1:39 PM

At Davos last week, I was lucky enough to participate in a couple sessions where the talk was about development. My purpose for being in the sessions was to advocate for investment in sustainable agriculture as one of the best ways to support scalable and sustainable economic development. But I...

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Doing Good and Making Money Can and Should Go Hand-in-Hand

(5) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 9:00 AM

At an impact investing meeting at the US State Department last week, I was probably the only one in the room who didn't know that only 3 percent of the world's assets/funds were engaged in what's often referred to as "social innovation" or "impact investing." It's apparently known as the...

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Ending World Hunger Is Possible -- Davos iIs Part of the Process

(28) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 12:32 PM

Ending world hunger IS possible. Davos is part of the process.

In a few days, I'll be heading to the small snowy town of Davos Switzerland, site of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Despite a few comments from friends and family about how cool it...

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Ensuring That Our Kids Are At Home In the World

(3) Comments | Posted October 16, 2009 | 3:25 PM

Want to help your children succeed in the decades ahead? You don't need money. More than anything, building a global mindset is the key to their success. And it's easier (and cheaper) to do than you think!

Like most moms around the world, I worry about how best to...

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2009 Resolution: Learning to Want What I've Got

(7) Comments | Posted December 30, 2008 | 12:15 PM

About this time every year, millions of us take some time out to relax, refresh and reflect... on the year just ending, on our current state of being and on what we want to achieve in the year ahead. As a work in progress myself, I have always found this...

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Of All Nations, Why Should We Fear "Different"?

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 11:52 AM

I've been trying to listen to my doctor and spend less time on my computer to help alleviate my carpal tunnel, but when I heard on NPR this morning that early voting has started and that some folks are trying to scare Americans into voting against Barack Obama because he...

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