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Connectedness, Equity and Joy — Lessons from the Kiva Journey

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May 17, 2018 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Skilling Auditorium, Lomita Mall, Stanford University

Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Event Sponsor: 
Change Leadership for Sustainability Program, Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
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Please join us on Thursday, May 17th, from 4:30-5:30pm in Skilling Auditorium for the 3rd and final event of our spring Sustainability Leadership Speaker Series, featuring Kiva's Premal Shah. Premal helps lead — a crowdfunding website that connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. Since 2005, over $1B in philanthropic loans has been crowdfunded to millions of underserved entrepreneurs in 90 countries — with a 96% repayment rate. The site has been named as one of Oprah's Favorite Things and a Top 50 Website by TIME Magazine. Premal's inspiration came while volunteering in India while on leave from PayPal, where he was an early employee. Premal began his career as a management consultant and graduated from Stanford University. He’s passionate about making it easier for anyone to discover their own power to make real impact. He serves on the Board of tech driven non-profits, and Foundation. For his work as a social entrepreneur, Premal was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and selected to FORTUNE magazine’s “Top 40 under 40″ list.