NYC Alumni Speaker Series: Microfinance in the Developing World with Brian Gately
In October, the NYC Hub presented the second event in its fall Speaker Series. Brian Gately (Houston 71) has been working in microcredit since 1973, primarily in Latin America. He received an industry award for his work in organizing five credit unions in the Caribbean. He’s consulted in many countries, including Colombia, Bolivia, Haiti and Suriname.
As a member of AIESEC Houston from 68-71, Brian Gately combined his interests in aviation and international affairs by renting a plane to fly fellow LC members to a regional conference. He keeps his pilot’s license active to fly to remote areas for his microcredit work.
Brian showed a fascinating slide show of pictures from his two traineeships (Denmark 69 and Norway 71), along with his life’s work in establishing credit unions in developing countries.
Alum Jenice Delano (San Jose State) supports ProMujer, a nonprofit microfinance organization for women in Latin America, pictured with speaker Brian Gately and Cathy Shelton, Chair, NYC Hub.
New NYC Hub member Daan Douglas chats with some of the Baruch LC members who were able to provide space for the event at their university.