Where KIVA founder Jessica Jackley works and finds balance with her family
Whether self-employed or working remotely, the home office is an increasingly popular option. For Jessica Jackley, a microfinance pioneer and entrepreneur, working out of her home in Hollywood — surrounded by her family — fueled a passion for each part of her life. In partnership with Cadillac, The Pursuit takes a look at Jackley’s sun-filled home workspace, exploring how she achieves balance and finds inspiration.
Jessica Jackley, the founder of the microfinance lending site KIVA, is a compulsive storyteller. Tales of the people she’s met, of her own unlikely journey, and more recently, of her children, form an ongoing narrative that boils down to one word, a mouthful she manages to say gracefully and often: “entrepreneurially.”
“When you’re living entrepreneurially you’re looking for opportunities,” Jackley explained. “You’re trying to solve problems in a proactive way without being asked or told to. You’re creating a path forward in whatever you’re doing.”