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On World Entrepreneurs’ Day let’s equip entrepreneurs…

by Meredith Scott, CEO Opportunity International Australia

World Entrepreneur’s Day is a chance to celebrate the tremendous ingenuity and resilience of the millions of entrepreneurs in developing countries who are delivering an end to poverty for their families…

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The Contribution We Make: A Letter From One Young Person…

by Koreen Cueto

Sunday is International Youth Day. On Sunday we’ll celebrate the irreplaceable role youth play in all areas of society including politics, the arts, the not-for-profit sector and other industries. To…

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Empowering women to bring about change

by Kim Gibson

Leaders use power to achieve their goals and as with so many aspects of leadership, there are subtle gender differences in the way power is wielded in the workplace. Power structures are evolving in the…

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"Teach a man to fish.." Celebrating entrepreneurs in…

by Koreen Cueto, Communications and Journalism Intern, Opportunity International Australia

Tomorrow we celebrate the United Nations day for microenterprises, small businesses run locally by entrepreneurs in developing countries using microfinance loans. The UN calls them, “The first responders…

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Awakening the Vulnerable Warrior: Developing Purpose,…

by Karyn Lisignoli

In a world where we’re more connected than ever through technology and social media, we feel more disconnected, more alone, than ever before. I see it every weekend when I work as a nurse in a busy emergency…

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Prayer for the Marginalised

by Meredith Scott

At the Sydney Prayer Breakfast, CEO Meredith Scott offered this prayer for our city, our country, and our world. As part of the Opportunity community, this is also our prayer for you. Dear LordWe come…

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Two exceptional business leaders take the reins at…

by Opportunity International Australia

Two outstanding business leaders—Joanna White and Meredith Scott—have taken the reins at Opportunity International Australia. Joanna White, Managing Director of Business Lending at the Commonwealth…

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What mums give to the world

by Claudia Brooks

As a kid, Mother’s Day to me meant overflowing shopping centres and supermarkets filled with chocolates and flowers and balloons. It was frantic fathers ferrying kids around in search of that perfect…

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Why does it matter that 1.7B adults remain ‘unbanked’?

by Robert Dunn, Global Executive Director, Opportunity International

The latest World Bank report on financial inclusion reveals the number of people in developing countries who have a bank account is on the rise, but 1.7 billion adults are still ‘unbanked’, with women…

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RESTORING WHOLENESS: EVERY WOMAN'S JOURNEY

by Liz McCoy

In a world where we’re more connected than ever through technology and social media, we feel more disconnected, more alone, than ever before. I see it every weekend when I work as a nurse in a busy emergency…

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