While she is a woman of many skills, she lacks an important one: English. Since she arrived in the United States four years ago, she has struggled to make a living. So when she learned about a free program called English for Advancement, which pairs workplace classes with one-on-one career counseling, she gave it a try.
Purpose-driven organizations are redefining the economic rules that have guided us since World War II and offer a perspective on how to accelerate the creation of a more holistic and inclusive capitalist system.
Tracy Palandjian is chief executive of Social Finance Inc., a private nonprofit she co-founded seven years ago in Boston. Palandjian spoke recently about becoming an accidental entrepreneur, and why she leaves extreme sports to her husband and three teenage daughters.