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Tips and Strategies for Advancing a High-Impact Cross-Sectoral Career

Craig Zelizer

January 30, 2023

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

In our upcoming session, Tips and Strategies for Advancing a High-Impact Cross-Sectoral Career learn from leading cross-sectoral innovator Monica Perez.

Monica has more than two decades of experience at the  Director level leading governmental, foundation, nonprofit and private sector organizations in Latin America and the US. She has led and managed teams of 300+, led execution of transformational programs over $10 million USD per year, and led communication and market strategies for leading companies, including the EPM Group, EPM Foundation, ProColombia, and the International Cooperation and investment Agency for Medellin. She currently works in NYC as Associate Director of Development for NY/Latam for the Nature Conservancy.

In this livestreamed interactive session Monica will share reflections and key tips for how to build a nimble and high-impact career dedicated to creative change based on her rich experience leading and working for some of the leading public, private and nonprofit organizations in Colombia and the United States.

She will discuss what are the key skills in demand for professionals seeking to engage across sectors, her experience working on fundraising and capital investment projects at scale in the sustainability and international development sectors, strategies to pivot across sectors, as well as the pros/cons of working in different industries.

Monica will also highlight why changemakers are needed in many roles and her rich experience in hiring and managing talent.


Executive Director with twenty years of experience leading social impact programs in Latin America for government and non government organizations. Proven track record in designing and executing turnaround strategy. Expertise in leading corporate responsibility, business development, communications, and finance departments. Sector specialization in poverty reduction, entrepreneurship, education and culture, FDI and international relations.

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 January 31, 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.

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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