Entrepreneur. Consultant. Development Economist. Writer.

As the youngest consultant at the World Bank Group in the Africa Region, working directly for the Vice President, I learned about true economic development and the power of empowerment. I then co-founded Nadaam Cashmere, which served to debut an innovative business model with a multi-pronged ... more

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The State Of The Millennial Entrepreneur
The life of a millennial entrepreneur can feel like the wildest of roller coaster rides; requisite with screaming, bravery mixed with extreme fear, shaking tracks, and downward loops and spirals.
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Thanks Kurt! I appreciate the comment!

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Craig Newman- thanks for reading my article and thanks for the suggestion! Do you have anyone in mind?

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Trilokya Strategic Agency
Co-Founder & Consultant
November 2014 - Present (4 years 5 months)

Trilokya provides marketing, branding and business strategy to local social entrepreneurs and small to medium sized mission-driven businesses looking to scale.

At Trilokya, we believe that there are no tailor-fit strategies nor should there be – especially for non-profits solving complex problems. We leverage what we know works and what we know doesn’t work. www.trilokya.co

Founder & Advisor
Veterati
July 2015 - April 2016 (10 months)

Veterati creates mentorship conversations between successful professionals and unemployed & transitioning veterans. Since more than 70% of jobs are unpublished and exist solely within personal networks, Veterati focuses on mentorship as a primary means to exploring career options and securing real jobs. Veterati features proprietary mentor-mentee matching, conversation-booking, call-connecting technologies to ensure successful mentorship conversations.  www.veterati.com

Change Management Analyst
The Clearing, Inc.
March 2015 - July 2015 (5 months)

The Clearing, Inc. is a management consulting firm specializing in strategy, organizational change management, program design and implementation, and strategic communication. We help private and public sector organizations anticipate, respond to, and adapt to dynamic changes in the marketplace.

Education

Peking University
Certificate, International Economics and Chinese, 3.85/ 4.0
Additionally conducted a directed independent research project that investigated the socioeconomic impacts of vocational education on migrant Chinese women (conducted over 80+ interviews in Chinese).
University of Haifa
Certificate
Game Theory Economics and Arabic, 3.9/ 4.0
IE (Instituto de Empresa)
MS
2012 / 2013
Master of Science in Management; Specialization: International Business
Pitzer College
BA
2008 / 2012
Honors Thesis: "Policy Significance for the Goat Herder," which examined and evaluated the Government of Mongolia's economic policies towards its cashmere industry.
Georgetown University
Certificate, International Economics
2010 / 2010
Was selected as the US representative to study conflict management and political economics masters degree courses through Georgetown University's International Institute of Political and Economic Studies (IIPES). Awarded an academic scholarship.

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Entrepreneurial Origins
Leah Wald
Leah Wald

EO is a homebase for exploring the funny, sexy, scary world of millennial innovation. Our purpose is to create and spread powerful stories about business, sexuality, technology, psychology, lifestyle, and personal growth.

And now for the good stuff: Some girls get turned on by red wine, dim lighting and music. Others get hot and bothered for satin sheets, rose petals and champagne. But for this girl, there’s nothing as exciting, nothing as arousing, as pure adventurous enterprise. That moment when innovation, ambition and sheer guts comes together… Entrepreneurial Orgasm. 

EO is the platform for exploring where innovation, business, technology and adventure combine. Here is where a host of talented guest writers and I will dive deep into that chaotic, thrilling world where cash and creativity collide.

Whether you're a badass innovator, want to become one or just love to see what they do, EO is your home.