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Strength in a sari

Having built the world's first social stock exchange, particularly to benefit and empower women, Durreen Shahnaz now wants to take impact investing from the margins to the mainstream.

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"We need to consciously break the barriers and push the envelope in making people think, in this case, that a sari is not a symbol of weakness, which it is most of the time in our culture. It is a symbol of strength." - Durreen Shahnaz.

GROWING up in the throes of the Bangladesh Liberation War had a profound impact on Durreen Shahnaz from an early age.

The experience of watching her country struggle to get back on its feet in its early days of independence stirred up in the former investment banker and founder of the

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