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March 24, 2014

bizwomen vanessa piece

New Profit Founder and Managing Director Vanessa Kirsch is profiled on, a new national online publication from American City Business Journals, covering the interests of women in all kinds of businesses, from Fortune 100 companies to startups.

Reporter I-Chun Chen spoke with Vanessa about New Profit's work and Vanessa's career path and arc in civic engagement, social innovation, and venture philanthropy. We are especially happy to see that the piece includes Vanessa's thoughts on the power on failure...

"Failure is a great opportunity to learn. So long as you learn from mistakes you make, any risk is never that risky because either you’ll have total success and your hunches are going to be right or you’re going to be wrong and you’re going to learn a lot," said Kirsch. "If you don’t get out of your comfort zone and try, you’ll never learn." - Vanessa Kirsch

Click here to read the entire piece.


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