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Dollars and Change: August 8, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by James O’Toole (Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business) and Mariama Kabia (Co-Founder, Memunatu Magazine) on the Thursday, August 8, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.

Air Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Mariama Kabia

Air Time: 3:00 pm
Featuring: Mariama Kabia

James O'Toole

Air Time: 12:30 pm
Featuring: James O'Toole

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James O'Toole

Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

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James O’Toole is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and Founding Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership. While at USC, he held the University Associates’ Chair of Management, served as Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, and editor of New Management magazine.

O’Toole’s research and writings have been in the areas of leadership, ethics, and corporate culture. Among his seventeen books are Work in America, the subject of a front-page article in the New York Times, and Vanguard Management (named “One of the best business and economics books of the year” by the editors of Business Week). His most-recent book, The Enlightened Capitalists, was published in 2019 to glowing reviews in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times.

O’Toole received his Doctorate in Social Anthropology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He served as a Special Assistant to Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Elliot Richardson, as Chairman of the Secretary’s Task Force on Work in America, and as Director of Field Investigations for President Nixon’s Commission on Campus Unrest. He has served on the Board of Editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as editor of The American Oxonian magazine and, currently, as contributing editor to Strategy+ magazine. From 1994-97, O’Toole was Executive Vice President, and later, Mortimer J. Adler Senior Fellow, of the Aspen Institute.

O’Toole has won a Mitchell Prize for a paper on economic growth policy and named one of the “100 most influential people in business ethics” by the editors of Ethisphere, and one of “the top 100 thought leaders on leadership” by Leadership Excellence magazine.
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Mariama Kabia

Co-Founder, Memunatu Magazine

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Mariama Kabia is an entrepreneur driven by social impact.

Mariama is Co-founder of Memunatu Magazine— a non-profit social enterprise committed to empowering teenage girls (10-17 yrs old) in Africa and the diaspora.

Memunatu Magazine has been recognized as a Halcyon Incubator Fellowship Winner, Wharton Africa Business Forum Finalist, Harvard Innovation Lab team, Dell Social Innovation Semifinalist Fellowship Winner, and CGI U Commitment to Action.

As Co-founder, Mariama leads unique partnerships including those with 30+ nonprofits, embassies, and student organizations to bring innovative content to girls worldwide In 2016, Mariama was selected as a GES+ delegate and one of 12 early-stage entrepreneurs in the social impact category to pitch at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley. In 2015, Washington Life Magazine named Mariama one of its “Tech 25” in a special innovators and disruptors issue.

She has spoken about social impact, entrepreneurship, and African innovation at the Woodrow Wilson Center, US Department of State, White House, Vital Voices, Yale University, Harvard Business School, and more.

Currently, Mariama serves as Manager, Innovation and Learning on the Youth Engagement team at global advocacy organization, Women Deliver. There, she leads capacity-building initiatives such as Digital University— a self-paced digital learning platform for the award-winning Young Leaders Program which reaches 700 youth advocates in 138 countries.

Mariama volunteers as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School and was recently a volunteer mentor at She’s The First.

Mariama holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A cum laude in International Relations with a minor in French from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mariama is passionate about innovation at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
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