SMASH was one of the earliest STEM education programs created in the United States as a way to prepare students of color for STEM college studies. Their vision is an ecosystem where every student, regardless of their zip code, has the opportunity to participate in and thrive in the global economy. And here to tell us more about it and how they’ve adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic is Eli Kennedy, the chief executive officer of SMASH.
Executive Coach Jerry Colonna believes leaders need to engage in radical self-inquiry, which builds the maturity required for leaders to lift up others and not just themselves. His book, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up has served as a guide and inspiration for many to cut through their own delusions so they can figure out who they really are and what they want. And he is with us now.
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. This is an issue that has become far more urgent during the current pandemic. What exactly has been the impact of this extended lockdown? And how has Jed responded to better serve young people? Here to discuss that, it’s a pleasure to have with us, John MacPhee, the executive director and CEO of The Jed Foundation.
Impact investing has been around for nearly 15 years now, but how and where did that term get hatched? The answer would be at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center back in 2007. And the woman at the founding, who has led and transformed two global institutions as the president of the University of Pennsylvania and the aforementioned Rockefeller Foundation is with us now. She is Dr. Judith Rodin, who has co-authored a wonderful new book on impact and sustainable investing and the revolution titled Making Money Moral: How a New Wave of Visionaries is Linking Purpose and Profit.