Fatuma's Voice

In Kenya, a Metaphoric “Fatuma” Gives Young Leaders and Artists a Voice

Fatuma’s Voice is a Kenya-based youth empowerment organization that hosts forums where young people from different ethnic groups come together to express themselves through art, poetry, and music, while creating bottom-up solutions to social issues.

LEAD summer school

When Your Organization isn’t As Diverse as Your Mission

It’s not easy to confront challenging realities within ourselves or our work – but the results of "digging in"  to difficult questions surrounding race, gender and diversity are worth it. Zeynep Dilek, Project Coordinator with LEAD international Summer School team, shares her candid reflections.

Arthur Cutler Algeria

Emotional Intelligence and Results-Based Leadership: Reflections from a Delegation to Algeria

How I found myself in Algeria, telling a roomful of young activists, “As the new generation of leaders, we have to set the standards for who we define as leaders.”


#WorldRefugeeDay 2018: Let’s Honor this Critical Work

By Abeer Pamuk, LeaderStories

Alumni Summit

Leadership in Times of Transition: Reflections from the 2018 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit

Seth Cothrun shares his experiences from the fourth annual American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit in New York City, from April 2018.

Monica Kang SXSW

Show Up and Ask Why: #SXSW Alumni Reflections Series

This year, a group of about 20 leaders, myself including, traveled to South by Southwest, the festival of ideas and creativity in Austin, Texas. 

Elizabeth Maloba

“My Work Found Me”: Elizabeth Maloba’s Leadership Journey

“I am a ‘recovering teller.’ I like to be in control and solely responsible for a result. And yet business leadership is about achieving results through people.”

Marcus Scurry CAMBA

Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities: Marcus Scurry's Leadership Journey

"There is always something to learn in this industry so we have to remain teachable and coachable."

Mary Burke SXSW

What's a Conservation Nerd Doing at #SXSW?

As a first-time attendee of one of the world's most well-known festivals, I wasn't certain what to expect. Would a conservation nerd find kindred spirits at a gathering more known for its music and media events than its relevancy to land trusts?

Molly Beck

The “Reach Out” versus Networking: A Conversation with Molly Beck of Messy Bun

In a video dialogue with Pressurevalve's Julie Smith, Molly Beck, founder of the podcasting platform Messy Bun,  shares her expertise on networking to help leaders who want to expand their inner circles.