Rank #1: S1. Ep.14 | Mel Ochoa, COO Landmark Ventures & Jamie Sears, Head of Community Affairs, Americas UBS
This episode is for you if you want to explore what it takes to thrive incorporate social impact from the perspective of both a congregator of change makers and a driver of corporate impact. Joined by Jamie Sears, Head of Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas UBS and Mel Ochoa, COO of Landmark Ventures we talk about what talents and skills are best channelled by drivers of social impact and what the Black Lives Matter movement has ignited for BIPOC working in the social impact space.
You can follow Jamie's work on LinkedIn
You can follow Mel Ochoa's work on Linkedin.
You can learn more about the Social Innovation Summit here
Oct 07 2020
Rank #2: S1. Ep 13 | Michael Masserman, prev. Head of Policy & Social Impact, LYFT - altruism, values and intuition
This episode is for you if you are trying to drive impact with government or within an organization while staying true to your values and your intuition. Joined by Michael Masserman, previous Head of Global Policy & Social Impact for LYFT, Mike has driven impact by approaching government partnerships with empathy and compassion. Rebecca and Mike breakdown courageous conversations, and how companies lead with values authentically. Now transitioned from Lyft, we discuss what was involved personally for Mike in deciding it was time to go.
You can keep track of Mike's work on LinkedIn.
You can order the Masserman Brothers - Oren Masserman, Mike Masserman and Tal Masserman's children's book, Chasing the Sun on Amazon.
Sep 30 2020
Rank #3: S1.Ep12 | Samara Bay, Dialect coach to Rachel McAdams and Gal Gadot | Using you voice to get what you want
Catch Samara on her podcast Permission to Speak
Sep 23 2020
Rank #4: S1. Ep 11 | 7-minute Ramble - Rest & Impact
7-minutes — okay, okay, this one’s 8-minutes. This is for you if you didn’t use your vacation time this summer because you felt like you had too much going on to make it happen. This episode is about the unlikely marriage of rest and impact.
Sep 09 2020
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Rank #5: S1.Ep10 | Meriko Kubota, prev. Director, MEC & Telus on building purpose and driving change
This episode is for you if you are looking to nerd out on social purpose from a leading expert who brings corporate, non-profit and government into one conversation. Joined by Meriko Kubota, previous Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Investment at Telus, and Director of Sponsorship Marketing and Community Investment at MEC, Meriko has built social purpose for Canada's leading brands. In this conversation, we talk about Meriko's personal connection to driving change, and her decision to leave Vancouver for a small town on the coast of British-Columbia. Meriko is not only a leader to follow, but someone who's story takes us out of the strict parameters we're accustomed to.
You can keep track of Meriko's work on Linkedin.
Aug 26 2020
Rank #6: S1. Ep9 | Ellonda Green, Director of EDI at B Lab | Anti-racism on the corporate front
This episode is for you if you desire authentic action from companies in the fight for anti-racism. Joined by the insightful Dr. Ellonda Green, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at B Lab - the renowned non-profit pursuing a vision for an inclusive economy, while serving a global movement of people who use business as a force for good. In this episode, Dr. Green breaks down white supremacy in the workplace, describes the harm in the romanticization of "the hustle" and explains why difficult conversations are an act of compassion. Ellonda is a trailblazer, and with B Lab, is setting a new bar for what equity, diversity and inclusion looks like in the workplace.
You can read about B Lab's anti-racism work here
You can follow Dr. Ellonda Green's career on LinkedIn
Aug 12 2020
Rank #7: S1. Ep 8 | Jay Ritchlin, Director-General, David Suzuki Foundation on staying inspired in the pursuit of impact
Aug 05 2020
Rank #8: S1. Ep 7 | Jason White, CMO of Curaleaf on purpose and legacy
This episode is for you if you need a boost- a reminder that your career is on track, and your resourcefulness, honesty and courage matter. Joined by Jason White, the Chief Marketing Officer of Curaleaf - now the world's largest cannabis company, we talk about his transition from Beats by Dr. Dre to Curaleaf, the power of legacy and his approach to tuning out the haters. Passionate about the relationship between the legalization of cannabis, and the racial injustices of the war on drugs, Jason is a leader who isn't afraid to speak his mind and lean into courage.
You can keep track of Jason's work on Linkedin.
Jul 29 2020
Rank #9: S1. Ep6 | Afdhel Aziz | Black Lives Matter and business as a force for good
This episode is for the person that continues to be moved by the Black Lives Matter movement and its essential influence on the world's brands. Joined by Afdhel Aziz, author of Good is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn, and founder of the think-tank and idea incubator to the Levis, Facebook, and Microsofts of the world, Conspiracy of Love, Afdhel is the world’s evangelist of business as a force for good. In this episode, we talk about how leading brands are responding to Black Lives Matter, and how it reconciles with consumers' call to action on authentic social purpose. From respecting the journey’s of black and brown employees and customers to a need for transparent action, this conversation is one for the books.
Keep track of Afdhel's work on a regular basis on Linkedin
Pre-order his newest book, Principles of Purpose here.
Jul 22 2020
Rank #10: S1.Ep4 | 7 Minute Ramble: Rethinking Logo and Sponsorship
7 Minute Rambles are for the short commute, the coffee break, and the long pondering poops. They're short, informative, opinion based and offer a knowledge bomb to keep your gears turning for the rest of the day.
In this episode, we talk about the 5 senses and which 3 really matter when it comes to events and sponsorship. Read the full post on Linkedin, here. This episode is for the community investment or marketing professional looking to negotiate a sponsorship, who wants to maximize their brand's impact in the room. If you're looking to build a strong sponsorship package that provides real value and goes beyond logos, this 7-minute ramble is for you.
Jul 15 2020