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Barclays Supports Living Wage Week: "I’ve Got So Much More Freedom”

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Before Julia Jemeljanenko started her job at Barclays, the most she ever earned was £7.40 an hour. Despite working a 50-hour week, she had very little money, even for essentials. “After rent and travel, I would have about £70 left for the month,” she says.

“My secret was eating once a day. At work I would get vouchers for lunch, and I would save them to use at the end of my shift, and that would be for dinner. Or I would give that to my partner and go and buy some simple things like potatoes or pasta. And that was fine. It was hard, but manageable.”

Barclays | Gamechangers: Alpha Exchange

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Can you tell us about your business? 

We launched Alpha Exchange in 2016, with a co-founding team of three members who had both asset management and technical backgrounds.

Alpha Exchange is an intelligence network that helps asset managers and institutional investors cut through the market noise and make better informed financial investment decisions. We connect consumers of research with providers of content, in a collaborative platform for investment insight.

Announcing the Visa Foundation Alongside Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking

$20 million commitment will empower two million enterprises over 5 years
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Today marks the launch of the Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy to prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

This 23-Year-Old Tunisian Woman Opened the First Podiatry Practice in Her City

HP LIFE's business coaching workshop helped her turn her dream into a reality.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

This Woman Turned Her Passion for Food into a Thriving Business in Tunisia

She enrolled in an entrepreneurship program to bring her dream to life.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

Driving Innovation in Gender-Lens Investing

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In a research report developed by BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation called “Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Help Close the Global Gender Gap,” we highlight a $300 billion market opportunity in taking a products-and-services approach to gender parity. We believe the industry is on a path of innovation and charted our collective steps forward in this new graphic. It recognizes how important it is to spark new dialogue and collaborations in order to improve women’s lives globally.

Run with Whole Planet Foundation and The Seaweed Bath Co.

Help Entrepreneurs Get Their Businesses Up and Running
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Whole Planet Foundation is warming up for its second annual Virtual 10k Run that takes place next month during August 3-7!  Nearly 100 participants have registered and because the run occurs simultaneously where you are and in the digital sphere, spaces are endless!

Advancing Gender Equality

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BNY Mellon was one of the first financial institutions in the U.S. to do business with women, dating back to the 1870s when we started encouraging women to take control of their finances.

Today, striving for gender equality within and outside our four walls is key to our success. It’s an economic driver that can enhance company performance and generate significant market returns.

Reducing Risk by Encouraging Resilience

by Zoe So, WPF’s Program Manager for the Africa/Middle East region
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Microfinance provides opportunities for borrowers to start and reinvest in businesses; generate income; and carve their own pathways out of poverty. But the path isn’t always so smooth. Poor households are especially vulnerable to economic shocks, ranging from common situations like illness and death in the family, to exceptional crises like health epidemics, natural disasters, and political instability.

New Project Reveals Science Behind Trump Voters' America

Capital Institute's Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy reveals the science behind the revitalization of Tottenville and similarly-neglected communities of Americans who self-identify as voiceless and forgotten.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Seventy percent of New York City voters threw their support behind Hilary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and yet 70 percent of Staten Islanders voted for President Donald Trump. No community better represents this dichotomy between New York City’s inner and outer boroughs than Tottenville, a Staten Island hamlet once known as The Town the Oyster Built and now called—by some residents—Forgottenville.

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