Archive for May, 2019

Meet the Woman Who Started the First Stock Exchange in the World – HER World

Ms Durreen Shahnaz, who is the founder of Impact Investment Exchange and the first Bangladeshi woman on Wall Street, has a big dream to connect the under-served communities of the back streets to the Wall Streets of the world READ MORE

Courage, Optimism, Defiance: Impact Investment Exchange Founder Durreen Shahnaz Discusses her Journey of Empowerment – NextBillion

When she was growing up in Bangladesh, Durreen Shahnaz tended to rebel against tradition, preferring boys’ clothes to saris, and exploring the streets on her bike rather than staying indoors. Yet one thing she did not rebel against was the focus on charity that was central to her family’s Muslim faith. In the past three decades, she has been guided by her maverick spirit while staying true to her humanitarian values – a theme one can see clearly in her work. READ MORE