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Introducing myself and my journal: Writing to be the change

About Me:
Hi. I'm Camille. I'm a longtime journalist, writer and editor who is passionate about empowering women. From a young age, my father taught me that, as a woman, I had infinite power and potential. And this stuck with me, through majoring in feminist history at Stanford, and into my career.

Fresh out of school, I worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in London and New York. I covered arts, commodities, technology, youth culture and more. Since then, I have worked in marketing at Google, reported on venture capital and green technology for VentureBeat, and managed public relations for electric car maker Tesla Motors. Today, I am the content manager for microfinance nonprofit Kiva, where I edit the website, run the social media channels, and funnel incredible field content to over 1 million users.

I love working in the nonprofit sector, and am thrilled to finally be leveraging my writing and editing skills to empower women around the world. My next goal is to mentor other young women who want to write.

My Passions:
women's empowerment, microfinance, writing, technology, film

My Challenges:
Raising awareness about the power of microfinance to improve women's lives

My Vision for the Future:
A world where people use technology to take care of one another.

My Areas of Expertise:
Writing, editing, social media, digital marketing

Comments

ikirimat's picture

Hello friend, Welcome to

Hello friend,

Welcome to World Pulse online community! It is great to have you here. It is a platform where you can share, raise your voice, and change your community. I encourage you to explore the website since it has very many resources to harness. Be sure to build your online community of women from around the world. I am sure you will get to meet many women on World Pulse who are active in their community too.

I will be glad to hear more from you.

Regards

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


Monica09's picture

Microfinance

Dear Camille,

Greetings from Bangladesh!

In my freshman year, I had the privilege to meet Prof. Mohammad Yunus, the pioneer of social business and one of the leading figures in micro-finance, and to attend the 3rd Global Social Business Summit in Vienna, Austria. Learning from those interactions, I agree with you that it is indeed a challenge to "raise awareness about the power of micro-finance to improve women's lives." Even more challenging is to actually implement the micro-finance model in a developing country where defaulting on loans can be quite high due to poverty.

Have you connected with Grameen Bank/Yunus Centre in Bangladesh? You might be interested to learn more about social business, a concept closely related to micro-finance.

Warmly,
Monica

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