Entries for 'Makiyah Moody '

An Interview with Aimée Eubanks Davis, CEO, Braven

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 25, 2018

An Interview with Aimée Eubanks Davis, CEO, Braven

Aimée Eubanks Davis reflects on the milestones that prepared her to found and lead, Braven, an organization that empowers promising, underrepresented young people—first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color—with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: coaching, cross-sector, diversity, education, generational shift, social justice, private sector

An Interview with Akaya Windwood, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, July 18, 2018

An Interview with Akaya Windwood, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Akaya Windwood illuminates why planning is nonsense, the role UC Berkeley played in her radicalization, and how she maneuvers in a world not set up for Black women’s authenticity.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, capacity building, coaching, decision making, social justice, vision

An Interview with Miecha Forbes, Vice President, Koya Leadership Partners

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, July 10, 2018

An Interview with Miecha Forbes, Vice President, Koya Leadership Partners

Miecha Forbes reflects on why her guiding light leads her to take a chance on potential, how she challenges bias in the world of recruiting, and why she considers herself a perpetual builder.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: nonprofit consulting, decision making, human resources, management, organizational culture

An Interview with Crystal German, Prosperity Labs

Makiyah Moody // Monday, June 25, 2018

An Interview with Crystal German, Prosperity Labs

Crystal German explores whether we are tilting at windmills, why data is far from objective, and what it looks like to own her space.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: collaboration, , demographics, economy, financial model, networks,

An Interview with Michell Speight, Race Forward

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An Interview with Michell Speight, Race Forward

Michell Speight offers insights about why you need to be a whole person to bring the best to every situation, the impact of mentorship, and how her pursuit of happiness as a Black woman is a radical act.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, diversity, education, fundraising, grantmaking, social justice

An Interview with Idrissa Simmonds-Nastili, Pahara Institute

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, June 13, 2018

An Interview with Idrissa Simmonds-Nastili, Pahara Institute

Idrissa Simmonds-Nastili, an extremist for love creating equity for true transformation, shares how faith in action exemplifies her life, why cultural humility is so important, and why community building fortifies us all.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: cohorts, collaboration, community, diversity, education, learning communities, networks, organizational culture, organizational learning, organizational structure, social justice, social sector, vision

Leading Across Boundaries: A Conversation with GNOF’s Andy Kopplin

Makiyah Moody // Friday, June 8, 2018

Leading Across Boundaries: A Conversation with GNOF’s Andy Kopplin

Andy Kopplin reflects on the power of partnership between philanthropy and the public sector; the work required to create a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all; and GNOF’s markers of success.

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Categories: Foundations
Tags: collaboration, funders, fundraising, government, grantmaking, philanthropy, politics, policy

An Interview with Michele Mason, Newark Charter School Fund

Makiyah Moody // Tuesday, May 29, 2018

An Interview with Michele Mason, Newark Charter School Fund

Michele Mason offers advice for disarming naysayers, shares how coaches help elevate performance in all dimensions of her life, and explains why we must stay hungry to get to the next level. 


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: community, diversity, education, politics, policy, social justice, vision

An Interview with Keisha Smith, MEd, PhD, The Data Center

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, May 16, 2018

An Interview with Keisha Smith, MEd, PhD, The Data Center

Keisha Smith offers her insights on the importance of community, the necessity of defining yourself for yourself, and why she hopes more Black women truly commit to supporting Black women in authentic, unconditional ways.


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Categories: Leadership
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, organizational learning

Interview: Monica Sylvain, PhD, EVP, Chief Diversity Officer, IBERIABANK

Makiyah Moody // Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Interview: Monica Sylvain, PhD, EVP, Chief Diversity Officer, IBERIABANK

Monica Sylvain offers reflections on why a hallmark of her career is service to others, how empathy makes her a better leader, and her rationale for eating the same breakfast every day.

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Categories: Leadership
Tags: decision making, education, management, impact, vision
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