Professor Laura Hartman Named to Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women”
Laura Hartman, professor of management at DePaul University, was recently named to Fast Company magazine’s list of “The League of Extraordinary Women.” Hartman was recognized for her efforts in Haiti, through which she and her brother, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, helped raise $1.3 million to build a new school in the country.
Money for L’Ecole de Choix (the School of Choice) came through a partnership with Zynga’s foundation, Zynga.org. Players of Zynga’s online games could buy virtual goods, with proceeds going to create real-life resources. As Hartman told Fast Company, "I really believe that I can convince for-profits that they can have an impact on poverty and serve their financial strategy."
L’Ecole de Choix emphasizes leadership, respect and nonviolence, which Hartman hopes will create a better environment for all students, including Haitian girls and women. Fast Company’s list recognizes those who have “combined forces to change the lives of girls and women everywhere.”
In addition to her partnership with Zynga.org, Hartman works on various projects at DePaul., where she serves the university as special assistant to the president for Haiti initiatives, which include Zafèn, a Vincentian-sponsored microlending project that supports small business ventures in Haiti. Hartman is the Vincent de Paul Professor of Business Ethics in the Driehaus College of Business and is research director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics.
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