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Entrepreneurship Shivani Siroya

When half of the global population is shut out of the financial sector, we miss out on countless new ideas, businesses, and innovations, says Shivani Siroya. This Global Entrepreneurship Week, we’re shining a light on her fintech company Tala—which uses mobile data to help people around the world who are left underbanked and underserved.

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Against the backdrop of a pandemic that is disproportionately killing Black people, the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police sparked a renewed push for racial justice and calls for change. In his recently released documentary Policing the Police 2020, FRONTLINE correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, Jelani Cobb examines the realities of race and policing in America.

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Surviving COVID-19 Abdul El-Sayed

Formerly America’s youngest health commissioner, Abdul El-Sayed is now a rapidly rising voice in progressive politics heralded by the likes of Bernie Sanders and AOC. In the midst of the coronavirus and the current election, his podcast America Dissected is must-listen. There, he covers what led us to this crisis in the first place, and what policies can lead us out.

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Women & Leadership Stephanie Mehta

If there’s anything we’ve learned from the swift onset of the coronavirus, it’s that flexibility and resilience are crucial factors in business. But how can we bake those values into the heart of our organization? Fast Company's editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta offers us an insider's glimpse into the workforce of tomorrow.

Healing Through Art

Activism & Humanitarianism Vijay Gupta

Vijay Gupta believes the work of the artist and the citizen is one. Hailed by The New Yorker as a “visionary violinist,” Gupta channelled his extraordinary talents into founding the musical non-profit Street Symphony. There, he uses music to shift conversations about homelessness, addiction, and incarceration from retribution to transformation.

Social Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Shivani Siroya

When half of the global population is shut out of the financial sector, we miss out on countless new ideas, businesses, and innovations, says Shivani Siroya. This Global Entrepreneurship Week, we’re shining a light on her fintech company Tala—which uses mobile data to help people around the world who are left underbanked and underserved.

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