Microfinance, Responsible Biz, IT and Global Development

Upcoming Global Business Center events:
Microfinance, Responsible Business, IT & Poverty Alleviation –

* Poverty & Opportunity: Microfinance Career Fair & Internship Open house
April 28, 2011, 2-5 pm
Free, open to currently enrolled UW students. Details below.

* New Directions in Global Business: What does it take to make REAL change?
May 3, 2011, 6:30-8:30 pm
Free, open to the public. Pre-register now to secure a seat! Details below.

Co-sponsored community event:
* Can Technology Help Developing Countries Break the Cycle of Poverty?
April 26, 2011, 6-8:30 pm
Special student rate. Details below.

Poverty & Opportunity: Microfinance Career Fair & Internship Open house
April 28, Thursday
2:00 -5:00 pm
Commons Mary Gates Hall

Back by popular demand, 2nd annual Microfinance Careers & Internship Open House will provide students the chance to learn about current and future internships, fellowships, and careers with leading social businesses and non-profits dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world.

Open to current students only. Students should bring copies of their resumes. Co-sponsored by the UW Global Business Center, UW Career Center, and SeaMo. Contact: Wren McNally wrenmc@u

New Directions in Global Business: What does it take to make REAL change?
May 3, Tuesday
Kane Hall 210

VIP Networking Reception:
Walker Ames room, Kane Hall
5:00 – 6:00 pm
(Invitation only. Contact Wren McNally: wrenmc@u…)

Panel presentation:
Kane Hall 210
6:00 pm, open seating
6:30 – 8:30 pm, Program

Pre registration requested to secure a seat.

Join the Foster School’s Global Business Center, NetImpact, and Global Business Association for a panel featuring responsible business thought leaders to discuss the new role of business in providing lasting positive impact on societies and the environment. The panelist will discuss what it takes to educate our future entrepreneurs, leaders and managers.

Speakers –

  • Joyce Lavalle, former Sr. VP of Marketing, InterfaceFLOR
  • Steve Lippman, Director, Environmental Engagement Strategy, Microsoft Citizenship
  • Carol Sanford, author The Responsible Business

Thank you to our event co-promoters: Global Washington, World Affairs Council/YPIN, and our UW partners: Net Impact, Global Business Association, Social Entrepreneurship Club, and the Program on the Environment.

Co-sponsored community event:
Can Technology Help Developing Countries Break the Cycle of Poverty?
April 26, Tuesday
6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Panel presentation
Paccar Hall, UW Foster School of Business, Room 291

Special student rate, $10. Registration required: http://bit.ly/fPVl6j

A panel discussion on the role that technology can play in emerging economies with Sailesh Chutani, Jessica Rothenberg Aalami, and Akhtar Badshah, authors of the book Technology at the Margins: How IT Meets the Needs of Emerging Markets.

Developed countries have seen tremendous economic growth in the last several decades in great part thanks to advances in technology and its integration in our daily activities. It has revolutionized our lives by changing the ways we play, work, communicate, learn, manage our finances, and stay healthy.

But what about the rest of the world? What about the other half of the planet who lives under $2 a day? Could they also capitalize on the technology revolution? Could it bring them out of poverty? Is technology affordable or even relevant for their immediate needs?

Contact Wren McNally with questions: wrenmc@u