How can one tackle poverty, disease and climate change with a finance career and become a social good champion? Devin Thorpe who left the world of financing (in this case a whole career in the world of finance (as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer and mortgage broker) and turned it around to become an author, educator and speaker and ultimately a social good champion.
It’s time we get real and talk about unemployment in the social change sector. You do everything right, you send the applications, you write the letters, you apply to a multitude of places. This was the case of Matthew Johnson. Master’s educated, published author, activist, educator Matt couldn’t land a job in social change.
Lets talk about privilege. How do you succeed in life when you are born female, black and belong to one of the poorest most acutely affected areas by the armed conflict in Colombia?
Yineth Renteria’s life and career will tell you how. She is not an ordinary changemaker. With only 22 years, she is a professional accountant and recipient of many national and international awards -like a full scholarship to complete her undergrad and a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship.
Marcela Fernández and Fito (her companion dog who also joined in) not only dropped out of college and fought family and societal pressures to find what made sense to her.
And what worked for her may not work for you but still, its worth a listen how she has so far founded 5 companies, speaks several languages, has travelled to 67 countries (with Fito).