When women are driven by passion and compassion, they can do great things. No matter the cause -- large or small -- pursuing a passion to enable social change is one of the most worthwhile things anyone can do.
Recruiting is usually only about filling a set of skills, knowledge, interests, and values. Today, companies want to look for those potential employees capable of driving success in the short term and at the lowest cost which is no easy task, especially when so many factors are in play when it comes to employee engagement and satisfaction.
Stephanie Koczela arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010, when everyone was moving fast and breaking things. She had been working for the microlender Kiva in Nairobi, Kenya, and transferred to the company’s South of Market headquarters to build its global field operations. For an ambitious twentysomething with an interest in development issues, it seemed like a dream job.
While the business financing climate is looking better these days, it is sad to note that 35% or approximately 8 million of small businesses failed to access additional capital in 2013, according to a report published by the National Small Business Association. To help this group, the SBA recently launched LINC, an online tool designed to help business owners gain access to additional capital for their business.