Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Acumen
Under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested $97M in 91 companies delivering agricultural inputs, education, energy, health care, housing and water to the poor in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Acumen’s investments have created and supported 60,000 jobs, leveraged an additional $500 million, and brought basic services to more than 125 million people. Fast Company named Acumen one of the world’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profits in 2014. Jacqueline was featured on the cover of Forbes and named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers and The Daily Beast’s 25 Smartest People of the Decade. She sits on the boards of the Aspen Institute and IDEO.org. Her bestselling memoir The Blue Sweater chronicles her quest to understand poverty and bring dignity to the poor.