Jacqueline Novogratz received an MBA from Stanford. In 1986 she left traditional banking to become a social entrepreneur, creating organizations that foster economic independence and individual dignity. In 2001 she founded Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital fund that demonstrates how small amounts of philanthropic capital combined with business acumen can help the poor. Her work has been profiled in theNew York Times, Fortune, The Economist, the Financial Times, Business Week and other media. She lives in New York and travels extensively.