Ms. Rottenberg will be accepting the 2009 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship. Ms. Rottenberg will be speaking on "Global Crisis? Opportunity for Entrepreneurs!" She will talk about how a "mentor capitalist" model is helping emerging markets move the macroeconomic needle forward.
After her lecture, there will be a reception in the World Court of the Lemberg Academic Center.
To RSVP, please contact Karen Bergstresser at email@example.com or email 781.736.8634 by March 13
Recently named by US News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders,” Linda Rottenberg is CEO and Co-founder of Endeavor, an organization that identifies and supports High-Impact Entrepreneurs in emerging markets.
In 1997, Linda pioneered a new model for development that engages the private sector in mentoring and advising the most promising-yet-undiscovered entrepreneurs and jumpstarts entrepreneurial support networks in these economies. Headquartered in New York, with established operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Turkey and South Africa, Endeavor is currently launching its model in Egypt, Jordan, and India. After screening 18,000 candidates and selecting 400 emerging-market entrepreneurs, Endeavor has helped its entrepreneurs generate more than 90,000 high-quality jobs and, in 2007 alone, $2.5 billion in revenues.
Prior to co-founding Endeavor, Linda directed the Southern Cone expansion of Ashoka, which broke new ground in the field of Venture Philanthropy by financing social entrepreneurs in over 30 developing countries. Previously, she designed and launched the first interdisciplinary Masters of Law program in Argentina and managed the Yale Law School-U.S. A.I.D. Linkage Programs in Latin America.
Linda’s pioneering work has been the subject of Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business case studies. She has been featured in leading publications including Time, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and a recent profile in The Economist. The paperback edition of Thomas Friedman’s bestseller The World is Flat contains a new chapter featuring Linda, in which Friedman hails Endeavor as “the best anti-poverty program of all.”
Linda is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, YPO and World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Entrepreneurship. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. magna cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard University.