“Entrepreneur Barrett Ward freely admits he has no fashion sense. It’s a somewhat strange admission for a man who started and runs a company that sells scarves, bracelets and leather goods. But Ward also admits to something else: a drive to pull African women out of poverty. Ward is the founder and CEO of fashionABLE, a Nashville-based company that partners with manufacturers in Ethiopia to help provide jobs for at-risk women. It’s a business and a mission that caught the attention of GQ Magazine, which tonight is giving Ward a Leader Award for his philanthropic work and for his help in finding safe, sustainable jobs for women in Africa. He says the award is inspiring because he believes more people are seeing a “wide-door” future for social entrepreneurship. . .” – Upstart Biz Journals
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