Jun 5, 2020
Jeroo Billimoria is the founder of many successful social
ventures, including Childline India, a network of over 1000
organizations that provide support to millions of children each
year, especially in crisis situations, as well as Aflatoun, an
network of 275 partners that offers social and financial education
to millions of children and young people worldwide. In this
episode, we mostly talk about Child & Youth Finance
International (CYFI), a network that promoted systemic changes in
the education and banking systems in dozens of countries to improve
children's financial education. "Promoted", because CYFI announced
that it had achieved its mission and shut down on 31 December 2019.
An almost unheard-of accomplishment.
In the interview, Jeroo walks us through five tactics and five leadership principles that she used to build the network that was ultimately so successful on a systems level. Key questions that we address include: How do you create coalitions for systems change? What leadership principles should we adopt -- and which ones do we have to unlearn?