Category Archives: Women

Government Applications of Mobile Money – Keynote Speech at the Mobile Money Executive Seminar in Kabul – Part II

What are the Government Applications of mobile money? (picture from Jan Chipchase Aug 2010 trip to Afghanistan) With mobile money being established in countries across the globe. This also creates an environment where there is an opportunity to change how … Continue reading

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Keynote Speech at the Mobile Money Executive Seminar in Kabul, Afghanistan – Part I

Mobile Money and Government I am honored to be invited to the Mobile Money Executive Seminar in Kabul, Afghanistan and thank you to USAID for organizing such an important event. Today there are 6.4 billion wireless connections in the world … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2011 and Wishes for 2012

Today is the last day of the toughest year of my life. My accident in May interrupted my “normal” life and thrust me into survival and healing. Really not that bad in the scheme of things, and it could have … Continue reading

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New Phase – Transitioning out of my role as Executive Chairman of Obopay.

When the co-founders and I started Obopay in 2005, it was our dream to offer affordable banking and electronic payment services to ALL people over their mobile phone. As we enter 2012, that dream is a reality on three continents. … Continue reading

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Tips for Entrepreneurs – How to get Silicon Valley VC meetings.

I recently worked with Angie Chang of Women 2.0 on a Huffington Post Blog; Angie Chang in Huffington Post: Serial Entrepreneur Carol Realini Shares Tips for Raising Venture Capital.  One entrepreneur posted “This leaves out the most critical thing that new entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Angie Chang in Huffington Post: Serial Entrepreneur Carol Realini Shares Tips for Raising Venture Capital

This is a reprint of Angie Chang’s Huffington Post blog  Posted: 9/27/11 11:27 AM ET. For full article http://huff.to/oEH7Vu Founders and CEOs of early-stage startups are frequently faced with the daunting task of raising venture capital for their companies. Many … Continue reading

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Mobile Banking and Financial Inclusion

In late 2010 the Gates Foundation held the Global Savings Forum.  I participated on a panel chaired by Bill Gates. It covered “New Partnerships for Technology-Enabled Financial Inclusion”.  The interest from Bill and Melinda Gates was personal – they had … Continue reading

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