A documentary series established to communicate stories of leadership, innovation and social responsibility that inspire global transformation.
Paul Shoemaker describes leadership for the next decade. His new book, Take Charge of Change: How Rebuilders Solve Hard Problems is a Must-Read!
Hewa Schwan, Kurdish American, discusses the culture of his people. Why do they still support the US even though many say the US has betrayed them so often?
Kimberly Jung is a woman of many skills. A US veteran, Harvard grad, and now at MIT, Jung helped Afghan women start and operate a global spice business.
Matt Griffin: Army Ranger, SharkTank partner and Sundance producer, describes how to achieve lasting peace and honoring fallen friends.
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University of Washington PhD candidate from Uganda, describes her research in the interaction of wildlife and humans.
Isabel Zamanillo discusses social factors of how humans interact with the environment.
Judy Anderson, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, discusses the difficulties the country faces as it tries to reform itself.
Suzanne Mayo Frindt, President of The Hunger Project, describes a multi-pronged approach to solving hunger and poverty.
Agros International’s Chris Megargee explains how land ownership saves Latin American farmers.
Cancer is a worldwide phenomenon. The Max Foundation works to get needed, life-saving medicines to those who need relief from one of the Earth’s most prevalent killers.
The Nature Conservancy works to preserve life of, and on, the Earth. Kari Vigerstol leads a Nature Conservancy water conservation effort.
Marty Kooistra, King County (WA) Housing Consortium, addresses problems associated with housing. Duncan Marsh, international policy expert, discusses the policies involved with addressing climate change on an international basis.
Duncan Marsh, international policy expert, discusses the policies involved with addressing climate change on an international basis.
Kathleen Colson, Founder of the BOMA Project, explains a proven way to end poverty.
Justin Spelhaug, Microsoft Philanthropies, describes the importance of IT for nonprofit organizations.
Patrick Awuah, Founder and CEO of Ashesi University, describes the need for education in leadership, among other things.
Professor Joe Lawless, Milgard School of Business, University of Washington (Tacoma), described corporate social responsibility in 2018.
For over 20 years, Dr. Andrew Saxon and Dr. Richard Ries have worked with patients and families affected by opioid use. In this interview, they discuss the how and why opioid dependence happens, and ways to overcome the United States’ biggest drug problem.
Heidi Peterson, Mobility Outreach International, describes how prosthetics mean so much to people in developing countries. Thousands of people have regained much of their lives with help from this organization.
Where can you train to be a Global Leader? At the Global Leadership Forum. Founder Peter Bloomquist describes the benefits of the cohort that people can
Naveen Jain, discussed the entrepreneurial approach to the world’s most difficult problems. Earth’s energy (traveling to the Moon for other energy sources) and Healthcare (looking inside the human microbiome) are just two of the challenges Jain is tackling.
Preventing disease epidemics is a matter of global health security. Dr. Linda Venczel of PATH explains worldwide efforts to help countries insure their people become and stay healthy.
Scott Jackson, CEO of Global Impact, explains how the organization helps companies and nonprofits achieve their humanitarian missions. The author of Take Me with You: One Person’s Journey to Find the Charity Within, Jackson discusses how the US Pacific Northwest influence is so strong.
Kristiina Hiukka, Women in Innovation (Converge@Seattle)
Brier Dudley, The Seattle Times (Converge@Seattle)
David Giuliani, Washington Business Alliance (Converge@Seattle)
Egils Milbergs, Center for Accelerating Innovation (Converge@Seattle)
ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS GO TO SCHOOL
Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya: CNN Hero, UN Youth Advisor, One of Newsweek’s 150 Women Who Shake the World — all she wanted to do was go to school (with Linda Lockhart and Mary Mwende, of the Global Give Back Circle). At age 12, Dr. Ntaiya wanted to go to school so badly that, instead of getting married, she agreed to undergo the tradition of female genital mutilation. She later returned to start her own school for girls (with Pape Gaye of Intrahealth and Gannon Gillespie of Tostan). (Watch Part 2 here!)
“I’ve never been affected so much by an interview as I have been with Kakenya Ntaiya. This woman is truly amazing, brave, tough, smart, caring — all the attributes of a real hero.”
— Stan Emert, Rainmakers TV