Narendra P. Sharma

Narendra P. Sharma

When he retired in 2005 after three decades in finance and economic development at the World Bank, Narendra Sharma moved to the famous resort island of Hilton Head in South Carolina. Retirement gave way to a higher purpose when he discovered pockets of entrenched...
Karen Mercereau

Karen Mercereau

During her decades-long career as a clinical registered nurse, Karen Mercereau informally helped friends and family through the maze of modern health care. In 2002, she decided to turn her passion for helping others into a business – RN Patient Advocates PLLC. As a...
Nasrine Gross

Nasrine Gross

Eight out of 10 people in Afghanistan today are illiterate, with women having virtually no access to education. This was not the case when Nasrine Gross grew up in Kabul. She had books, attended school and her mother was a member of Parliament. To be a voice for the...
Joseph James

Joseph James

Green-collar jobs are on everyone’s lips – politicians, economists and those fighting for social justice. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who recognized that freedom has little meaning, without the economic wherewithal to enjoy it, James abandoned...