Hartman named to ‘League of Extraordinary Women’
June 22, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman, a professor of business ethics in the Driehaus College of Business, has been named to Fast Company magazine’s “League of Extraordinary Women." Hartman is being recognized for her work in Haiti. With her brother, Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga.org, she helped raise $1.3 million to build a new school in Haiti called L'Ecole de Choix or School of Choice.
“The work I do is only extraordinary because I am able to work with extraordinary people,” says Hartman. “These students are a constant source of inspiration to me. They display tremendous amounts of courage every day as they step into a new environment full of complete unknowns.”
The school’s curriculum is designed to develop leadership and prepare students to become problem solvers. Hartman hopes to end the cycle of violence that Haitian girls and women fall victim to by teaching students about respect and the values of peace.
“One of the key values of Ecole de Choix is that every student has the capacity to be a leader – no matter their origins.”
Hartman has spent the majority of her career studying how for-profit businesses can do well financially and still practice philanthropy.
“My work in Haiti would not have been possible without the support of Father Holtschneider and my colleagues throughout all of DePaul’s colleges.”
Hartman was named to the “The League of Extraordinary Women,” along with notables Melinda Gates and Hilary Clinton.
“I am so overwhelmed to be included in The League of Extraordinary Women. I hope it does not inspire others to follow but instead to create their own paths of leadership and join the League themselves,” says Hartman.