Presented to Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley will be presented with the 2012 Human Security Award on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 for her efforts to empower other entrepreneurs in the United States and around the world. Her work is centered on creating innovative ways for entrepreneurs to access the resources they need to succeed, including not just new sources of capital but the engagement of robust, supportive communities.
Jessica is a Venture Partner with Collaborative Fund, she was a Founder and CEO of ProFounder, and was a Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Kiva, the world’s first p2p microlending website. Kiva lets internet users lend as little as $25 to individual entrepreneurs worldwide and has facilitated $300 million in lending since 2005.