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You're Invited to Rise Up! with the Bay Area Community


On June 19, we will come together to spark curiosity, innovation, and possibility. Together, we will Rise Up! 

Join local leaders, philanthropists, lifelong learners, and friends for Opportunity International’s “Rise Up!" benefit for families living in extreme poverty. 

Learn how small-scale entrepreneurship, farming, and access to education is breaking the generational cycle of poverty for thousands of families. Hear from distinguished speakers like venture capitalist Promod Haque, supermodel turned super mogul Kathy Ireland, and philanthropist Dame Sheila Driscoll on how they were able to rise from a single opportunity—and how you can lift others up too.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this incredible virtual event.


Can't make it but still want to rise up for families living in poverty?

Click here to make a gift and show your support now. 

The Details


Friday, June 19, 2020
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. PST


From the comfort of your own home! The entry link will be supplied to you after you register. 

What to Expect

Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Challenge your thinking with an inside look at what it means to live in poverty
  • Be inspired by Kathy Ireland, Dame Sheila Driscoll, Promod Haque, and Lillian Covington as you hear their exclusive stories on how an opportunity changed their lives forever
  • Enter to win a coveted spot on an Insight Trip, where you'll travel in a small group with Opportunity to a developing country for excursions, exploration, and a life-changing experience learning how microfinance is helping people work their way out of poverty
  • Learn how Opportunity International is applying entrepreneurial risk-taking and creative thinking to some of the world’s most pressing challenges
  • Join us in confronting the compelling call to end extreme poverty  

The Speakers

Kathy Ireland

Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, and Supermodel

Supermodel-turned-supermogul, designer, and humanitarian, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 Most Influential People in Fashion according to Fairchild publications and was named by global media as one of the most successful women in the world.

Dame Sheila Driscoll

CEO of Driscoll Ventures, and Founder of Sheila B. Driscoll Foundation

From Executive Director to Executive Producer, Dame Sheila B. Driscoll, has combined her non-profit expertise with the world of product innovation and film to become a venture philanthropist and form her own company, Driscoll Ventures.

Promod Haque

Senior Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Promod Haque has 28 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners. He has invested in more than 70 companies that have produced more than $40 billion in exit values.

Lillian Covington

Vice President of Philanthropy, Opportunity International

Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Lillian joined Opportunity International in 2004 with firsthand experience of how financial resources, training, and support can help the most marginalized families lift themselves out of poverty.

Atul Tandon

CEO, Opportunity International

Atul Tandon is the CEO of Opportunity International, a global microfinance nonprofit, committed to ending extreme poverty in our lifetime. His successful 37-year career has been marked by directing and scaling consumer banks, nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises in nearly 50 countries. 

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