I call people who do amazing things big or small #Firestarters. A #Firestarter is someone who sees an opportunity for change in their community and digs down deep to make it happen. They are leaders who turn moments into movements.
In this Leadership Journey, Njeri Muturi, Curriculum Developer at Points of Light, shares her pathway into the "for purpose" sector and how she learned to approach leadership with a team.
Successful leaders may not feel they can be radically transparent and vulnerable about the barriers or struggles they encountered along the way.
Set an intention, emphasize technique, and practice
My colleague Shivani and I founded PATHFINDER, in 2015, as an international social enterprise based in Canada and France. PATHFINDER consults with business, academia and policy for innovative solutions in the world of sustainable development.
Elizabeth Maloba is an expert facilitator who focuses on organizational planning, business model creation and leadership. She has worked with over 20 organizations in more than 22 African states, supporting them to make decisions, solve problems, exchange ideas and information, and learn.
Q: Why did you decide to go into the nonprofit/social purpose sector?
Jaclyn Boyes knows a thing or two about interviewing. She works at Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which, as part of its mission, trains people to interview.
Aneri Pradhan is the Founder of ENVenture, an incubator which offers seed financing and training for rural clean energy entrepreneurs in Uganda. In October 2017, she attended the American Express Leadership Academy in New York City.
Last September, I returned to my hometown of Lagos, Nigeria after a yearlong Atlas Corps Fellowship. Atlas Corps functions similarly to a “reverse Peace Corps,” where social purpose professionals from around the globe come to America to work with and learn from nonprofit organizations.