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Key Tips for developing the skills + networks to advance a career of impact

Author:
Craig Zelizer

April 28, 2022

PCDN is pleased with our next Social Change Career Podcast/Impact Career Chat Livestream featuring leading innovators, recruiters and employers sharing key tips and brief stories on social impact careers.

This session is supported by the , a fully-funded master’s degree or post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies.

In our upcoming session, Learn from a leading changemaker and innovator, Brenda McWilson-Okorogba as she shares practical insights on  “Key Tips for developing the skills + networks to advance a career of impact

Brenda McWilson-Okorogba is an award-winning service and learning experience designer, grant writer, facilitator and an applied positive Psychology coach with over 9-years of experience ideating, designing and delivering outcome-based programming for diverse learners across industries, sectors and geographies. She is popularly known by the moniker "Momentswithbren" which is also her consultancy in Canada.

Brenda's activism is centred on socio-economic security, education and gender equity, and collective prosperity. In 2018, Brenda was selected as a young leader to join a team of 100 Gender Equity Advocates with the YWCA Canada who went to the Parliament of Canada to lobby for $75 Million. She spoke to Manitoban MPs and Senators on pressing issues and the need to invest more in economic security, employment opportunities, access to quality education, housing and healthcare services for women and young girls across Manitoba. The Day on the Hill started off with a federal funding announcement totalling $1.25 Million from the former Minister of Status of Women, the Honourable Maryam Monsef.

How do I attend: The Live Stream of the Podcast will be on Linkedin & Youtube and Twitter (pick your choice). The recording will be also uploaded to our Youtube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast (check out the 100 + other episodes of our award-winning podcast).

When: The session will be streamed in May on 4 at 11 am 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.

Full Bio:
Brenda has provided college and career readiness coaching to diverse students across the world who have successfully secured $80.4M in scholarships, bursaries, differential tuition fee waivers and graduate assistantships and currently has a published directory AMEKETUNI with $446B worth of financial aid for diverse students across the world. Individuals who have benefitted from her services have recorded academic and career success rates by 98%, launched profitable businesses and transitioned into new careers in the past 5 years.

As a Grant Writer, Brenda provides cross-functional leadership, interdisciplinary training and knowledge transfer sessions to present-focused, future-ready R&D organizations, Startups and SMEs enabling them to develop action plans with tactical roadmaps to execute strategic initiatives that drive operational excellence, market entry and opportunity progression and revenue growth.


Brenda loves to distill concepts or methods into meaningful frameworks, and making ideas accessible for others to learn. She has a passion for classroom, workplace and community learning and a gift for creating targeted learning solutions that address relevant career, community and business needs. Brenda brings experience in youth civic engagement and leadership development, transdisciplinary research, and UDL facilitation to her role leading program design, strategy, technical capacity building, and external outreach at Momentswithbren Consulting.


Brenda has received widespread recognition for bridging needs, skills, and opportunities across an international footprint, known as Momentswithbren. Some honours include 2022 Top 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women, Manitoba150 Honours Award (once-in-a-lifetime award), 2019 Top 25 RBC Canadian Immigrant Award, 2019 Diana Award UK, 2019 and 2020 Top 9 Future Leaders of Manitoba Finalist, 2019 Volunteer Manitoba Award, & many others including recognitions in the UK and Nigeria.


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This session is supported by the Rotary Peace Fellowship Every year, 130 individuals are selected to receive a generous award from The Rotary Foundation that funds tuition, living expenses, international field experience, and research/conference opportunities at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within eight leading universities around the world.

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