From left to right: Kate Kendall, Cristina Herrera, Carmez Vazquez, Chase Strangio

“Exercising the Muscle of Hope” and Other Insights from the LGBTQ+ Panel

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Njeri Muturi at the American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit in Washington, DC in April

Approaching Leadership as a Community Act

Njeri Muturi reflects on her life in Kenya and what lessons she brought along with her as she pursues a career in education. Learn more about how Njeri Muturi stays motivated and came to approach leadership as a community act.

A Rock Paper Scissors Championship to Break the Ice

Insights from the Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit

We live in a time characterized by an accelerating rate of change and an increasing interdependence of systems, making the world around us more complex than ever.

Upswell Janine Lee

How Radical Vulnerability Fuels Life as a CEO

Successful leaders may not feel they can be radically transparent and vulnerable about the barriers or struggles they encountered along the way.

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Setting an Intention for Social Change

Michelle Cho, co-founder of Gladeo, a digital media platform providing career exploration for young people, reflects on how intention guided and informed her 2018 Upswell experience.

Upswell Sunil Oommen

5 Insights I’ve Learned from Two Decades in the Social-Impact Sector

Sunil Oommen, founder of Oommen Consulting, a firm specializing in fundraising, events, and project management, shares key reflections on what it takes to be a leader in the nonprofit sector and how to voraciously seek new opportunities. 

Leadership

The ABCs of Moving Managers to Leaders

How can we help our staff, or ourselves move from working as managers to working leaders? Clues to effective leadership management can actually be found in each letter of the word L-E-A-D-E-R.

Lillygol Sedaghat

Lessons on Leading from Influence Nation 2018

During the 2018 Influence Nation Summit (previously known as MCON), LeaderStories spoke with some of the participants about their thoughts on effective leadership, and what emerging social purpose leaders need to know. Here are our favorite short inspirational video clips.

Upswell 2018 LeaderStories

Tapping into Shared Purpose and Value at Upswell 2018

Aminata Gueye shares her experiences from Upswell 2018 and how being surrounded by other changemakers helped her find confidence and clarity in her vision for her organization and project Blueprint for Footprints. 

PATHFINDER

Love What You Do: Jessica Van Thiel's Leadership Journey

"We are constantly inspired. We regularly connect with some really amazing people doing some really great things. We learn all the time. We collaborate with like-minded individuals. We create solutions to real problems. How many people get to feel these things in each work day? It’s a phenomenal experience."

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