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Empowering the next generation of women leaders

By Carolyn Wensley, co-chair of the London+Acumen chapter We all have special women surrounding us, be it our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, sisters and girlfriends, but they still experience the gender gap from the world of business to advancing women’s rights in emerging economies. They are also at the helm of emerging local economies, however […]

Beyond learning: building a community of practice with +Acumen courses

This blog post was written with help from Danial Malik, a volunteer course ambassador with Toronto+Acumen and Anna Rickman, a volunteer course ambassador with London+Acumen. Registration is now open for Making Sense of Social Impact: Acumen’s Building Blocks for Impact Analysis and Adaptive Leadership: Mobilizing for Change. We started +Acumen courses with a vision to share Acumen’s leadership curriculum with more people around the […]

Interview with Sapna Shah

By Ian Hadden Sapna Shah is a portfolio manager in Acumen’s East Africa office. I was lucky enough to catch up with her in London a couple of weeks ago when she gave me some fascinating insights into life on the ground with Acumen in Africa. Welcome back to London! Could you introduce yourself to […]

Three mindsets and a remix

  ‘Everything is a remix’. Kirby Ferguson’s nicely self-referential phrase gives a modern shot in the arm to an old idea – that there’s nothing new under the sun. Mr Ferguson argues that any idea that looks like it’s new is simply the result of a three-step process: copy, transform, combine. If you don’t know […]

Thank You for Your Incredible Support!

It has been an exciting year at Acumen and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you. This year, hundreds of you have donated online, thousands of you have joined our community, and together we have impacted 115 million lives. This holiday season, we hope you will continue your generous support by making a donation to […]

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