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Many young Americans—and older ones as well—yearn to “make the make the world a better place.” They should listen to my two-part conversation with one of the most effective, result-producing philanthropists today, Jacqueline Novogratz. Years ago Jacqueline shocked her workplace colleagues, family and friends by chucking a dazzling career in banking to go to Africa. Her goal: to help economically oppressed women move up by becoming entrepreneurs. They would start and manage businesses financed through micro loans from new institutions that Jacqueline and others assisted in launching. Listeners—both those itching to directly make a difference, as Jacqueline has done, and those wondering w... Full story

18 February