Entries for 'Makiyah Moody '

An Interview with Jhmira Alexander, President, Public Narrative

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, November 27, 2019

An Interview with Jhmira Alexander, President, Public Narrative

Jhmira Alexander understands the power of stories, knows that the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves are the most important ones, and encourages Black women to lavish the same love, care and compassion that we give to others on ourselves.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, organizational culture, workplace

An Interview with LaTida Smith, President & CEO, Moses Taylor Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Thursday, November 14, 2019

An Interview with LaTida Smith, President & CEO,  Moses Taylor Foundation

In this interview, LaTida Smith reveals when she realized that “magical midpoints” don’t add up when making complex decisions, how her leap of faith from Cleveland to Scranton was a game changer, and why she bets on Black women.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: philanthropy, social sector

An Interview with Kiesha Davis, Director, Partnership and Capacity Building, Deaconess Foundation

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 23, 2019

An Interview with Kiesha Davis, Director, Partnership and Capacity Building, Deaconess Foundation

Kiesha Davis takes us on a journey marking the milestones that have shaped her as a leader in the philanthropic space and offers a piece of advice to the social sector: affirm the brilliance of Black women.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: philanthropy, social sector

An Interview with Luella Provenza, Chief Impact Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, October 9, 2019

An Interview with Luella Provenza, Chief Impact Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank

In this interview, Luella Provenza reveals how her varied experiences in the social sector have enabled her to leverage her authentic voice and intentionally champion marginalized communities without succumbing to a deficit frame.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, initiatives, social sector, workplace

An Interview with Lindsay A. Powell, MPP, Asst. Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor, Pittsburgh

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 25, 2019

An Interview with Lindsay A. Powell, MPP, Asst. Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor, Pittsburgh

In this interview, Lindsay Powell offers concrete advice for how to combat impostor syndrome, what organizations can do to amplify lived experiences versus data, and how she nourishes her soul while creating a more equitable Pittsburgh.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, impact, social justice, vision

An Interview with Regina Malveaux, J.D., CEO, YWCA Spokane

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, September 11, 2019

An Interview with Regina Malveaux, J.D., CEO, YWCA Spokane

Regina Malveaux is recognized as a tenacious advocate for women, youth and children. In this interview, she reflects on milestones along her personal and professional journeys that have shaped her and the communities she has served. 

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, community, diversity, philanthropy, workplace

An Interview with Shaya Gregory Poku, Director, Center for Social Justice, Wheaton College

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, August 27, 2019

An Interview with Shaya Gregory Poku, Director, Center for Social Justice, Wheaton College

With the wisdom of bell hooks, Audre Lorde, and Sojourner Truth as a guide, Shaya Gregory Poku reconciles her social justice values with her actions.  Her experiences in peacebuilding internationally and higher education offer a rich platform for impact in the communities she serves. In this interview, she reflects on critical moments that helped sharpen her focus, instances when she had to hustle hard, what type of ancestor she hopes to be, and why it’s critical not to be complicit in one’s own oppression.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: impact, social justice, workplace

An Interview with Dr. Catherine Cushinberry, Vice-President/Executive Director, City Year Memphis

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An Interview with Dr. Catherine Cushinberry, Vice-President/Executive Director, City Year Memphis

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Dr. Catherine Cushinberry is a seasoned nonprofit executive with over twenty years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. In this interview, she reflects on her leadership journey, moments of clarity that resulted in her taking leaps of faith, and how she manages to stay grounded during challenging times.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, vision

An Interview with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, AHIMA

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 24, 2019

An Interview with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, AHIMA

As a health champion and healthcare advocate, Wylecia Wiggs Harris' work is grounded in the belief that people, systems and ideas are the levers to create health equity. In this interview, she reflects on learning milestones over the course of her career to improve organizations and strengthen communities.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cross-sector, health, innovation, organizational structure, vision, workplace

An Interview with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, July 9, 2019

An Interview with Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary

As an ordained Baptist minister and WomanistMomma, Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder knows what it means to live at the intersections of class, race, and gender. In this interview she reveals the work she’s called to do, the women and men who have shaped her journey, and the significance of womanist maternal thought.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, education, vision
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