Akhtar Badshah is the board chair of Global Washington, the organization that hosted its 9th Annual Conference on November 29, 2017. The focus was on global leadership, and, once again, Global Washington showed that much of the world flows through Seattle.
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Kerosene can be a killer, when the kerosene is used for light to study by. Jo Lonseth, Co-Founder/Executive Director of Extend the Day, explains how a $5.00 solar light can save the life of a child and brighten the stars for a young one who wants to learn.
Microsoft’s Cameron Birge describes the tech giant’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Microsoft integrated it’s philanthropic work into the company like other business units. “Helping the world to become a better place” has become a part of Microsoft’s essential framework.
One of planet Earth’s largest humanitarian organizations is World Vision and its 40,000+ employees. Rich Stearns, CEO, describes providing sanitation, comfort for refugees and saving childrens’ lives.
Neal Keny-Guyer, Mercy Corps CEO, discussed global humanitarian work. He emphasized work to overcome conflict caused extreme poverty.
Finland’s ambassador to the US, Kirsti Kauppi, explains her country’s high ranking livability. She also describes tensions with Russia, in Europe, with the US and working with the challenges of massive emigration from the Middle East.
Dr. Jean Nokes describes 50 years of her love of horses, riding, and the last horse farm in the city of Seattle. Dr. Nokes preserves history about an area soon to change.
International business guru Carol Sanford discusses her latest book about building business. She emphasizes analyzing the DNA of companies and building human capacity.
World-renowned geomorphologist, David Montgomery, PhD, describes his new book Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life. He notes that farms can grow more food, prepare the soil for the future, protect the environment, provide healthier food, and be profitable with a change in approach.
Biologist Anne Biklé describes her book The Hidden Half of Nature and the importance of diversity in diet to humans. This is a gut-level interview getting to the core of how our bodies work with food.
Former political prisoner Fred Bauma describes the youth movement LUCHA. It’s a group who seek to help their home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, overcome corruption and the poverty and oppression that comes with it.
David Owens from World Vision describes how one of Earth’s largest NGOs works to help people overcome horrendous challenges. From famine in Africa to war in Syria to natural disasters in the US, World Vision works locally to address problems.
A tech wizard who fled Myanmar with her family returns to help people in poverty. Financial inclusion is where Pwint Htun of Partners Asia now places her focus in her advice to Omidyar and the World Bank.
From someone who knows, girls in developing countries can make a huge positive impact. Shelmina Abji, UN Foundation’s Adviser on the Girl Up initiative, discusses how girls can succeed with opportunity in some of the world’s most difficult places.
The densely-populated northwest part of Seattle is represented by state Senator Reuven Carlyle. In this interview at the Global Washington conference, he discusses the importance of trade to Washington state and its residents.
Gail DeGiulio from Global Partnerships shows how microcredit builds lives. Having expanded to Africa, the organization gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to forever change their lives and their communities.
Capria Ventures, based in Seattle, with offices around the world, works in impacting investing. Jack Knellinger, co-Founder, explains the “whys” and “hows” of fund development to do good things on a global basis.
Arts and crafts are a lifeline for many throughout the world. Dana Davies of the International Folk Arts Alliance discusses how artists – mostly women – find ways to overcome some of life’s biggest challenges.
The international student population reflects Highline College’s focus on preparation to work in a global economy. President Jack Bermingham discusses the community college’s listening to student’s needs as part of a global environment.
Clean water from solar power is a new product from PotaVida. Charlie Matlack, CEO, discusses how data gathering may be the biggest key in helping people around the world get clean water.
Some US cities have housing prices that keep most people out. The Seattle Metropolitan area is among the hottest employment and real estate markets in the country. Affordable housing expert Marty Kooistra explains difficulties of making the area affordable.
Global traveler and international photographer Genevieve Hathaway describes recent trips to Cuba and Morocco. Her Cuba trek happened during President Fidel Castro’s death and funeral. Her stories are told in the interview and in pictures!
One woman helped to create 44,000 jobs for women in Saudi Arabia. Banker Reem Asaad challenged Saudi society’s treatment of women and won! See how perseverance paid off to help women gain rights.
Lynda Mapes, Author LIVING HISTORY: What can a 100 year-old tree tell us about climate change and the world around us? Science Journalist Lynda V. Mapes describes in her new book The Witness Tree. Authors Website