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Dr Marcus Powe and the College of Business welcome Kaitlin Tait, Global General Manager of YGap and Co-Founder of Spark* International, as the first In Conversation guest for 2016.
Join Marcus as he interviews Kaitlin on the social impact YGap has made, through ventures such as the Spark* Accelerator program, empowering and enabling start-up entrepreneurs in some of the world's toughest communities to develop and grow their own business ventures.
About Kaitlin Tait
Kaitlin is the co-founder of Spark* International, and following a 2015 merger, is now the Global General Manager of Impact for YGAP.
Her nine years of international development experience began with her leading a school for street children in a Tanzania slum and managing an HIV orphanage in a Kenyan village, before launching Spark* and growing the model across Africa and the Asia Pacific.
Kaitlin’s expertise is in finding, accelerating and scaling impact entrepreneurs, and Spark* has now backed 232 entrepreneurs and significantly and measurably changed the lives of 129,532 people living in poverty across seven countries.
Kaitlin was the 2015 FYA Trailblazer of the Year and although she was born in San Francisco, is now a proud Australian citizen.