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Shake things up for Impact: A Career at the intersection of Startups, Social Impact & Sustainability

Craig Zelizer

February 19, 2023

PCDN is pleased to announce our next  Social Change Career Podcast Livestream.

In our upcoming session, Shake things up for Impact: A Career at the intersection of Startups, Social Impact & Sustainability with Ilana Milkes Espinosa, serial entrepreneur will share her unique experiences and insights working at the forefront innovative startups at the cutting edge of the future of work, technology and sustainability.

In this livestreamed interactive session Ilana will discuss her experience founding two startups, including World Tech Makers which conducts pioneering work in Colombia to democratize access to education  and more recently ePioneers which is using cutting edge technology to democratize investing in sustainability and is key org that is behind the launch of Colombia's new digital nomad visa.

She will discuss what are the skills needed to build world-changing startups that are based in the global south, the pathways available to founders, how to balance purpose and profit and her recommendations for anyone exploring working at the intersection of tech, sustainability and purpose as a founder or employee.

She will also highlight her own career pivot from a member of the the Colombian women’s football team to working in coding, finance and tech and eventually building out ecosystems to help support Latin American Youth to upskill for the new economy.

Finally she will share the pros and cons of being a digital nomad.


Ilana Milkes Espinosa is a serial innovator and impact maker. She has founded two startups based that focus on supporting innovations at the center of the fourth industrial revolution, economic opportunity and sustainability.

She has been working in the social impact sector for over 8 years and also was a member of the Colombian Women’s National Football Team.

She is  a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum, a One Young World Ambassador, A Latitud Fellow, an Ambassador for Marca Pais Colombia & for Hundred.org, an MIT Innovator under 35 and was a student Entrepreneur in Residence at Draper University.

She holds an MBA from Roosevelt University and speaks several languages including Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on Linkedin & Youtube. The recording will be also uploaded to our Youtube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on February 22 at 2 pm est

Why is PCDN doing this? We are deeply committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impact careers. We only have one planet and one life, and our goal is to help as many people put impact & changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want much greater support, access to the world’s best experts, more interactive sessions, networking events & workshops over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, socent +startup, training and more) + tons of members only benefits please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features short interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests and there is usually time for questions from the audience. 

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