Category Archives: Women

“Spent: Looking for Change” Highlights the Challenges of the Underbanked

It’s not easy to live outside the traditional financial system, and it’s not cheap, either. For millions of Americans, this has become a way of life that is dragging them deeper and deeper into debt and financial servitude. Fortunately, we live … Continue reading

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Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers

My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already happened, one can see the world reshaping. And yet, it is only the beginning. But … Continue reading

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Men should join Vivek Wadhwa’s call for Women on Twitter’s board

Women in technology have been second class citizens for too long – get any group of women in tech together and listen to their stories. Most do well despite the gender biases  – but biases are real and substantive obstacles … Continue reading

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Graduates – Embrace Change, Dream Big, Innovate!

This is a copy of my commencement speech to the Computer Science graduating class in 2012. Still true in 2013. —————- I am honored to address the graduates, family members, faculty, and friends of San Jose State University, Computer Science. To … Continue reading

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Male-dominated Mobile World Congress is Missing a Great Business Opportunity – Women

When you look at the sea of people at Mobile World Congress – it is mostly men with a few scattered women in the crowd.  So it is not surprising that this male dominated industry is missing out on a … Continue reading

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Africa Needs One Million Super Managers

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Thoughts on my trip to Afghanistan

Some things you just say yes to. I have been struggling the last year and 3 months to get my life back to normal after a serious bicycle accident. It was a tougher recovery – it took more of a … Continue reading

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