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Serial Nonprofit Entrepreneur Nancy Lublin Explains Her Drive to Help Women in Need

Serial Nonprofit Entrepreneur Nancy Lublin Explains Her Drive to Help Women in Need - mbaMission

Nancy Lublin

Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.

At a relatively young age, Nancy Lublin has established a reputation as a thought leader after serving as the CEO and founder of numerous nonprofit organizations. Lublin’s first spark for the not-for-profit arena, however, came from a place that one might not traditionally think of as an entrepreneurial platform: law school. After founding Dress for Success, which provides women in need with clothing for job interviews, Lublin went on to launch DoSomething.org, a youth leadership organization, and Crisis Text Line, a free, text-based support system. Tune in to the podcast episode to learn the story behind Lublin’s success as she discusses these details and more:

Why she believes law schools are where “good ideas go to die”

  • How Dress for Success got its start following a personal loss and the desire to honor a family member’s memory—and why she would not recommend taking financial advice from nuns!
  • How the idea for Crisis Text Line came to Lublin almost accidentally, and why she describes the organization as having been born from “the rib of Dress for Success”

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