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A Word with Mary-Therese Barton

Posted 17 June 2024 in EMpower News   |   Share

Recently, EMpower’s President & CEO Cynthia Steele spoke with Mary-Therese Barton, Equity Partner & Chief Investment Officer-Fixed Income at Pictet and member of our UK Board of Directors. They talked about ESG, building human capital in the next generation, and more.

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The Power of Patient Capital: Bridging Finance and Philanthropy for Lasting Impact

Posted 17 June 2024 in EMpower News   |   Share

Just over a decade ago, I made the biggest professional decision of my life. At the time, I was finishing an MBA and working on secondment with McKinsey & Co. I received two job offers in a week – one was to continue in change management consultancy and the other to work for an NGO. Often, I say that I chose the “wrong” one, but I promise it’s a joke.

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Reframing Mental Health: EMpower’s Quest to Support Young People in South Africa and Beyond

Posted 14 May 2024 in EMpower News   |   Share

Since COVID-19, people seem more comfortable talking about their emotional state and are less likely to be judged. It has become okay to say, "I feel depressed," "I feel anxious," or "I feel isolated.” And yet, the term “mental health” still carries a considerable stigma. Often, when used, it’s interpreted as "mental disorder."

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We are Hiring: Programme Consultant, Peru

Posted 23 April 2024 in EMpower News, Careers   |   Share

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A Word with Prarthana Kumar

Posted 16 April 2024 in EMpower News   |   Share

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Finding the Power

Posted 16 April 2024 in EMpower News   |   Share

Visiting EMpower’s partners on the ground is an incredibly moving, emotional, and thought-provoking experience. Out of a whirlwind of sights and sounds and stories, there is always a universal life lesson to take home. Having recently returned from India, I would like to share something that made me think about my own professional experiences and the world in general. Having heard of it so much over the years, I finally had the absolute joy of visiting one of the Adolescent Girls Learning Communities with long-time EMpower grantee partner Jan Sahas in Rajasthan.

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