Jody Williams might as well be a Nashville institution. Born and raised in Nashville, he started his career in the mail room at BMI. He then climbed the ranks to work at publishing companies like Charlie Daniels’ Hat Band Music, Screen-Gems Music, Chappell Music, Tree Publishing and MCA. Williams has championed talent such as Alison Krauss, Brooks & Dunn, Maren Morris, Eric Church, Natalie Hemby, Jeffrey Steele, Carrie Underwood, and many more. Last year, Williams launched a brand new venture, Jody Williams Songs. we talk about it all.
Ep. 13: Jody Williams, Peace Activist, Professor and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize | Strength Lies in Unity
Jody Williams, Peace Activist, Professor and 1997 Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize joins Mungi on Everyday Ubuntu this week. As the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Jody and the campaign won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in banning and clearing anti-personnel landmines. In this conversation, Jody speaks of how she got into the work that has been described as "life-threatening human rights work", though she happens to think that's a bit of a ‘dramatic description’ herself. She was instrumental in launching the Nobel Women’s Initiative in 2006 with sister laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi and she speaks to Mungi about the strengths that come from bringing this cohort of women together to work for justice and progress. Recalling the Ubuntu lesson 'Strength lies in unity', Jody's work embodies the good that can be done when we actually work together. There's even a bit of a discussion about food from her cookbook 'Ingredients for Peace'!……..Visit mungingomane.coFollow Mungi on InstagramFollow The Brand is Female on Instagram
Jody Williams and Rita Sodi— the women behind Buvette, I Sodi, and Via Carota and the upcoming Bar Pisellino— join Julia for a personal conversation about their partnership, both personal and professional. They talk about how they feel about labels, what they hope to instill in their employees, and the energy and feel they work to create in their restaurants. "We want to make a place that we miss," said Jody. There are also answers to listeners' questions and a shoutout to God's Love We Deliver (find out more about the organization here). For more about Buvette, head here. For more about Via Carota, head here. And for more about Bar Pisellino, head here. For more about Julia Turshen and her work, head here.