As part of my week-long tour here in Abu Dhabi, where we are launching our HOPE Partnership Office with partner, the Emirates Foundation, I am pleased and honored to speak tomorrow at the Abu Dhabi Men's College on the topic of 'financial literacy as a civil right for a new generation,' and the economic empowerment of a generation of young people throughout the Middle East region.

When you cannot find a job, go and create one, for yourself. Nurturing a global generation of entreprepreneurs and small business owners here in the Middle East and worldwide is what I am about.

This is what I call 'silver rights' empowerment for all.


John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, author, advisor, and one of the nation's most recognized empowerment leader.  He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, The Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama.  Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S.


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