Bpeace Announces 2016 Leader of Economic Impac

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NEW YORK - April 12, 2016 - PRLog -- New York, NY - The Board of the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) is excited to name Deborah Jackson, founder and CEO of Plum Alley, as its 2016 Leader of Economic Impact.Jackson will be honored at the ninth annual Bpeace Gala, Champions for Peace, on May 5 at Capitale in New York City.

In her role at Plum Alley, Jackson changes how women finance and grow their companies. As well as helping women obtain capital for their businesses, her efforts also continue to transform entrepreneurship and the funding ecosystem.

Jackson's work supports what Bpeace has been successfully doing worldwide since 2002: helping established entrepreneurs in conflict-affected countries-66% of them women-expand their businesses and create employment to build a more prosperous and peaceful future in their communities.

Bpeace currently operates in Afghanistan, El Salvador and Guatemala-some of the poorest countries in the world. Instead of aid, Bpeace business volunteers provide entrepreneurs with pro bono expertise to expand their businesses and create new jobs. These jobs, in turn, support more than 12,000 family members and provide a beacon of opportunity and hope in vulnerable communities, helping to cut the oxygen to violence.

"We are proud to honor Deborah," says Bpeace CEO Elizabeth Crowell. "She exemplifies a true Leader of Economic Impact as an influential trailblazer who is revolutionizing the way women entrepreneurs fund and grow their businesses."

About Plum Alley

Plum Alley was founded in 2012 by Deborah Jackson because of her deep desire to see women have a larger role in founding the companies of the future. After a career of over two decades raising capital for organizations in the public and private markets, Jackson has become a champion for women entrepreneurs as a mentor, advisor and investor in numerous companies.

About Bpeace

Bpeace is the nonprofit network of business volunteers who work with entrepreneurs in conflict-affected communities to scale their businesses, create significant employment for all, and expand the economic power of women. More jobs mean less violence.®  Visit http://www.bpeace.org.

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