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Meet the 2019 Acumen Fellows

By Acumen on January 15, 2019

We are excited to introduce you to 104 extraordinary leaders—the 2019 Acumen Fellows. They are builders with the skills and character who dare to embrace the difficult journey of social change. This year’s Fellows include leaders from across East Africa, India, Pakistan, and—our two new regions—Colombia and West Africa. Our largest and most diverse cohort thus far, this group is made up of 50% women and includes...
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The WE Empower Challenge honors five women entrepreneurs, one from each of the five UN regions, who are advancing the SDGs through their business practices.
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