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'The Leaders’ Table' podcast surfaces stories from education policy makers, their personal insights on leadership, and the tools & practices that make them successful.

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    • Education

'The Leaders’ Table' podcast surfaces stories from education policy makers, their personal insights on leadership, and the tools & practices that make them successful.

    Rev. Leah Daughtry: Organizing a Political Party

    Rev. Leah Daughtry: Organizing a Political Party

    From neighborhood pulpits to national conventions, Reverend Leah Daughtry is a multifaceted leader with expertise in organizing communities. During the Clinton Administration, she held a number of senior posts in the U.S. Department of Labor and became the first person to become the CEO of the Democratic National Committee twice: first in 2008, and again in 2016. With innumerable contributions to the Democratic platform on her resume, Rev. Daughtry is also the co-author of the NAACP Image Award-winning book For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics.  "The Leaders' Table" is a podcast by Leadership for Educational Equity.  Go to http://EducationalEquity.org/LeadersTable for an episode transcript and complete show notes.

    • 54 min
    Yolanda Caraway: Dining with Presidents

    Yolanda Caraway: Dining with Presidents

    Over three decades, Caraway has played a major behind-the-scenes role in shaping national politics. She kicked off her career supporting local campaigns, then got a big break working as Chief of Staff for Reverend Jesse Jackson’s second presidential bid. Caraway’s impact has been felt from the operations of national political conventions to hosting intimate dinners between Black female leaders and every major candidate for the Democratic Party's presidential nominees since 1994. Caraway tells the story and offers a blueprint to Black women in the NAACP Image Award-winning book she co-authored, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics.  "The Leaders' Table" is a podcast by Leadership for Educational Equity.  Go to http://EducationalEquity.org/LeadersTable for an episode transcript and complete show notes.

    • 27 min
    Dr. John B. King: Importance of Second Chances

    Dr. John B. King: Importance of Second Chances

    From dropping out of high school in NYC, to teaching at them in Puerto Rico, to serving as U.S. Secretary of Education in 2016, Dr. John B. King speaks from a wealth of experiences and service… It’s from all of these experiences that he learned the value of second chances, student & educator support, self-care, and national leadership on the issues facing educational success. Dr. King continues the fight as CEO of The Education Trust, where he advocates for excellence and equity for all students."The Leaders' Table" is a podcast by Leadership for Educational Equity.  Go to http://EducationalEquity.org/LeadersTable for an episode transcript and complete show notes. 

    • 37 min
    Cecilia Muñoz: Advising President Obama

    Cecilia Muñoz: Advising President Obama

    Even before becoming the longest running, first-ever Latina domestic policy advisor for President Barack Obama, Cecilia Muñoz had dedicated decades to advocacy for the Latinx community and immigrants’ rights. At the leaders' table, Cecilia shares personal stories and professional strategies from her time in the White House, and empowering lessons from her book, More Than Ready. Cecilia continues her commitment to equity every day as the current Vice President for Public Interest Technology for New America."The Leaders' Table" is a podcast by Leadership for Educational Equity.  Go to http://EducationalEquity.org/LeadersTable for an episode transcript and complete show notes. 

    • 46 min
    Dr. Wes Bellamy: Community, Service, & Healing

    Dr. Wes Bellamy: Community, Service, & Healing

    Fueled by his passion for community, Dr. Wes Bellamy became the youngest-ever individual to be elected to the Charlottesville City Council in 2015. He brought equity-minded leadership during the time Charlottesville drew national attention in the conversation about public space and racial reconciliation. Throughout his time as Vice Mayor and a member of the Virginia State Board of Education, Dr. Bellamy has supported countless education and community programs that teach youth about the true power they hold. Dr. Bellamy is motivated by his community and puts his mantra into practice daily: step up and be the change you need."The Leaders' Table" is a podcast by Leadership for Educational Equity.  Go to http://info.EducationalEquity.org/LeadersTable for an episode transcript and complete show notes.

    • 39 min
    Josie Raymond: Motherhood in the State House

    Josie Raymond: Motherhood in the State House

    This tenacious Kentucky State Representative and mother of three thrives on breaking through barriers. As a self-described former “free lunch kid” in her community, Rep. Raymond now focuses on creating opportunities, particularly pathways to education, for people in poverty. In the interview, Josie shares secrets for keeping her personal and professional life balanced and “running the best campaign your district has ever seen.”  "The Leaders' Table" is a podcast by Leadership for Educational Equity.  Go to http://info.EducationalEquity.org/LeadersTable for an episode transcript and complete show notes. 

    • 41 min

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