Tag Archives: Technology

Edgy Boots, IT Microwork and Poverty Reduction: Leila Janah links them all

Moved by the lack of opportunities girls in Africa face, Leila Janah, then a teenager, determined to dedicate her life to help give others a chance in life. Since then she’s started a number of initiatives focused on improving the prospects of women and youth around the world by leveraging her connections in North America and generating microwork for those living in poverty. […]

Stanford Ovshinsky

Remembering Stanford Ovshinsky

Compared to both Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein, Stanford Ovshinsky combined a love of science, abundant inventiveness and a deep commitment to social values.

Ovshinsky was a prolific American inventor and scientist who was granted well over 400 patents. He received various honorary degrees and awards but had no formal education after high school. He worked tirelessly to change the world’s attitude toward sustainable energy, and his long-term goal was to make fossil fuels obsolete. […]

The Majority World in Pictures: Unlocking Creative Value from Unexpected Places

A business built on images from lesser known photographers: identifying and unleashing value from the majority world.

A young girl backstage waiting her turn at a beauty pageant. Family members sharing a joke. Children playing on a jungle-gym. You might see these images in any newspaper or magazine. But these are unique. They were taken by photographers that were capturing moments of the life around them, a life they happen to be part of as nationals from the majority world. […]