Episode 65: Bpeace co-founder and CEO Toni Maloney

Episode 65: Toni Maloney of Bpeace - BizChix.comBpeace CEO Toni Maloney believes in the connection between job creation and peace

Toni Maloney is a co-founder and the CEO of the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace), the award-winning non-profit organization that New York Times columnist Nick Kristof describes as, “one impressive force for change.”

Toni, who has a background in advertising and marketing, decided after the events of September 11, 2001, that business has a role in peace building. She helped found Bpeace in 2002 to assist small and medium-sized businesses in conflict-affected countries.  Today, Bpeace international business volunteers consult and train small business owners, especially women, in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Guatemala and El Salvador. Bpeace believes:  “More jobs mean less violence™.”

 

Inside This Episode

  • Motivational Quote

 The obvious isn't obvious to everyone from Episode 65: Bpeace co-founder and CEO Toni Maloney - BizChix.com

  • Productivity Tool/Tip
    1.  Hire the Best People:  If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.” – David Ogilvy
    2. Search the world and steal the best (whether it is people or ideas.)
    3.  Always do first what somebody else has to work on next (start with tasks that your staff or colleagues need you to accomplish in order for them to complete the next step, then they can be moving a project forward while you are working on other things.)
  • Other Resources

Documentary “Sweet Dreams” which tells the story of how Blue Marble Ice Cream Company and Bpeace helped a group of Rwandan women successfully open their own ice cream shop.

  • Connect with Natalie

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