Social Justice

Natasha Freidus

175: Natasha Freidus – The Social Entrepreneur Applying Tech To Remove The Chaos In Crisis Relief

Natasha Freidus is a social entrepreneur with an unusual story.  Sometimes circumstances beyond our control set us on a path we could never have conceived. This was the case for this week’s guest, social entrepreneur Natasha Freidus when during the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015, she witnessed the chaos of crisis response first hand.  While …

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161: Sarah A. Abdallah – Re-imaging, Re-designing, and Re-creating With Functional Creative Design.

Functional Creative Design Founder – Sarah A. Abdallah is this week’s guest. As a polymath, innovator, and founder of New York-based bespoke Architecture & Design Studio – Functional Creative Design, we deep dive into Sarah’s journey prior to starting her design studio Functional Creative Design, working with Rockwell Group, Tony Chi & Associates, Perkins and Eastman, …

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148: Gillian Burke – Comfortably Living Life In A State Transition And Environmental Certainty

Gillian Burke is this week’s guest. Biologist, TV producer, presenter, public speaker, voiceover artist, writer, and mother, Gillian Burke, is second generation Kenyan, has lived a life transition – or as she refers to as a state of liminality. In this broad-ranging interview, Gillian deconstructs the complexity of her racially ambiguous ‘creole’ identity. Part West …

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136: Cristina Jiménez – Daring To Dream And Fighting For The Undocumented

Guest Overview Cristina Jiménez Ecuadorian born, she became an undocumented migrant at 13,  founded United We Dream, the largest youth-led US organization, fighting to protect and defend the rights of undocumented immigrants at 23, a MacArthur Fellow at 33,  welcome this week/s guest, social justice activist Cristina Jiménez. In this double length episode, Cristina recounts …

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135:Investing+Difference+Diversity=Innovation – Three Founders Purposeful Pledge (part two)

Guest Overview – Investing In Diversity Whether a startup founder, someone with a good idea that can’t get taken seriously due to gender, sex, or race, or if you’re feeling jaded by the lack of passion and purpose in business; you’ll be uplifted by this weeks interview with Mark Gilmour, Allyn Shaw, and John Basnage. …

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Lights On Founder Julia Black

130: Lights On – Igniting The Passion and Potential Of Every Child With Julia Black

Guest Overview  – Lights On is the brainchild of Julia Black. Julia is at the forefront of innovation in education, designing an educational approach that unleashes the talent, and unlocks the passion and true potential of every child. As the founder and CEO of Explorium, Julia’s ‘Lights On’ methodology is changing the way we think …

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127: Common Goal – Jürgen Griesbeck Creating Social Impact Through Football (Soccer)

Guest Overview As a football fan since a boy and a believer that sport and football have the power to create social impact, I am so privileged to have the opportunity to interview this week’s guest Jürgen Griesbeck, Co-Founder of the game-changing organization Common Goal. Thank you, Ben Miller for the connection. In part two, we dive deep …

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125: Bill Dowzer – Turning A Crisis Into A Social Enterprise

Guest Overview Bill Dowzer is a Principal of Australian Architectural practice BVN; he has been involved in the design and direction of numerous award-winning projects ranging from public, educational and cultural buildings to commercial work environments. Re-ply is his latest endeavor, the idea from Re-Ply came as NYC communities have experienced a spring of discontent. The …

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Jeanne Pinder

115: Clear Health Costs Founder On Disrupting Healthcare With Technology and Countercultural Curiosity

Clear Health Costs Founder Jeanne Pinder dives deep into what led her to create her journalism meets healthcare start-up. She explains its genesis from winning a “SharkTank” like pitch to inform people about healthcare costs by combining crowdsourcing and data. Working in partnership with local and national media Clear Health Costs brings cost transparency to the …

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109: Nita Baum – Her Serendipitous Journey To Transformational Leadership

Guest Overview Nita Baum is an entrepreneur, co-creator, facilitator, mentor-coach, and community-builder. She is also board lead for Solar responders – the NGO from previous guest Hunter Johansson – so thanks to Hunter for making this happen. Born in New York to an inspiring cancer scientist mother and a philosophical pharmacist father, her parents’ influenced …

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The Migrant Kitchen

108: Covid19 – Frontline Heroes Feeding New York – The Migrant Kitchen

Guest overviews The Migrant Kitchen is a special Covid19 episode. Recorded over Zoom, I interview Nasser Jaber, the co-founder of The Migrant Kitchen who’s team is currently delivering 50 thousand free meals a day in NY and NJ to feed the families of those impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, including local healthcare workers on the front …

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063: 2019 Compilation – Part Two

In this second series of clips, we share more of our guest’s reflections. Partner at Pentagram, Emily Oberman Episode 53, discussed the importance of cultivating a distinctive character. Enjoy her answer. When we met Michael Ventura, Founder of Sub Rosa, Episode 4, he explained his model for Applied Empathy – we can all benefit from this. …

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