Author: Catalina Rojas

PCDN Podcast

The business case for gender and development with Ellen Maynes

If you wonder how to combine a career in the private sector and business development with international development and gender inclusion, this is your chance to hear from Ellen Maynes who is part of the Gender and Economic Inclusion Group at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group– which is focused on

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The Social Entrepreneur of Peace with Ximena Murillo

How do you become a social entrepreneur for peace? Is it possible to run your own business firm while simultaneously lead an international peace and development organization? For Bolivian native and Houston resident Ximena Murillo, not only is it possible, it is her life. In Episode 17 of Season 6, Ximena, a Rotary Peace Fellow (class

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How to Change the World via Impact Investing with Howard Fischer

The haves versus the have nots.  Can you do good using the market? Can you produce structural, long -term positive social change using investing and private capital? “How do I even dare to ask such questions and heck yeah” are Howard Fischer’s answers to my capitalist-skeptical questions.  And watch me sweat as do an honest

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Youth, Peace and Security with Saji Prelis

In Episode 15 of Season 6, Saji shares his “behind the scenes” account on the passing of the historic UN Security Council Resolutions 2250 and 2419 on Youth, Peace and Security. Don’t  miss this intimate, honest and very powerful conversation with one of the most outspoken and recognized voices in the youth, peace and security

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Career Series

Work-Life Balance for Social Change Professionals

When it comes to issues of work-life balance.  I have a few things to say. I was brought up to be the best. From good grades since elementary school, to excellent grades in university to scholarships and an admission to do a PhD it was clear my professional path was set and I was destined for

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Practicing peacebuilding inside the United Nations with Janet Murdock

Janet Murdock has 20 years of experience as an accomplished peacebuilding/conflict resolution practitioner with broad government and international experience. In Episode 14 of Season 6, Janet shares how she grew up in rural Brazil, raised a daughter by herself, worked and studied full-time to be one of Latin American’s most recognized professionals in the conflict

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Career Series

How Digital Technologies are Changing the World of Work

Let’s talk about how digital technologies are changing the world of work. But first, a story. It was the end of an extremely busy and tiring week as we were putting together our house (and lives) after moving overseas. One afternoon in the search for affordable furniture for our apartment, we ended up in a

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