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When we think of change, we tend to think of the end result - the big, visible thing that is really different from how it started. But in reality, change is the culmination of thousands of moments over time. The seeds of the next decade’s huge changes in our world are being sown today. How to Change the World features interviews with the people that are sowing those seeds.

Through conversations with all kinds of people in a wide range of jobs and industries we take a microscopic look at what it takes to make change. We look at why change is sometimes feared and at other times celebrated, what it takes to have a change-focused mindset and how we can be creating tomorrow’s change today.

How to Change the World Catherine Alonzo

    • Business

When we think of change, we tend to think of the end result - the big, visible thing that is really different from how it started. But in reality, change is the culmination of thousands of moments over time. The seeds of the next decade’s huge changes in our world are being sown today. How to Change the World features interviews with the people that are sowing those seeds.

Through conversations with all kinds of people in a wide range of jobs and industries we take a microscopic look at what it takes to make change. We look at why change is sometimes feared and at other times celebrated, what it takes to have a change-focused mindset and how we can be creating tomorrow’s change today.

    Ep. 108 Girls Scouts Deputy Director Mary Mitchell: How to bring your best self to important conversations (and what to do when you don't)

    Ep. 108 Girls Scouts Deputy Director Mary Mitchell: How to bring your best self to important conversations (and what to do when you don't)

    Our conversation with Mary Mitchell is the second of four with the 2020 YWCA of Metropolitan Phoenix Tribute to Leadership honorees. Mary serves as the Deputy Director, Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. In her 21 years with the organization she has served in a variety of capacities and now serves as co-lead for the organization’s work related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Mary and Catherine discuss what these terms mean in today's world, and how they can be incorporated into changemaking w

    • 51 min
    Ep. 107 ALWAYS Founder and former candidate for AZ Attorney General January Contreras: How to create change in every moment

    Ep. 107 ALWAYS Founder and former candidate for AZ Attorney General January Contreras: How to create change in every moment

    For the next four weeks, we are proud to partner with the YWCA of Metropolitan Phoenix to spotlight their 2020 Tribute to Leadership honorees. Up first, is January Contreras. January ran for Arizona Attorney General in 2018, after founding ALWAYS, a nonprofit that provides no cost legal services to vulnerable young people and victims of human trafficking. From law school to election day, January opens up to Catherine about what she's learned along the way and what's next on her journey of community change.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 106 The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

    Ep. 106 The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

    Catherine is joined by Javelina partner David Waid to discuss The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, field notes from the desk of a seasoned Silicon Valley tech CEO on how to build and run a business. Catherine and David share their key takeaways from the entrepreneur and current-day venture capitalist's own personal story. Look out for actionable takeaways on hiring and firing, the importance of culture, and when making a "culture hire" is a bad idea - along with much more!

    • 42 min
    Ep. 105 Co-Founder of the Phoenix Children's Museum Kate Wells: How to use intention and planning to create unimaginable impact in your community

    Ep. 105 Co-Founder of the Phoenix Children's Museum Kate Wells: How to use intention and planning to create unimaginable impact in your community

    Anyone who knows Kate Wells know she is a friendly, warm extrovert who has a passion for the people around her and the community we all call home. Over 20 years ago, Kate and her friends vowed to open a children's museum when they learned Phoenix was the only city in the country's largest 100 cities without one. It took them a decade to open it, and it has been shaping our community ever since. Kate shares with Catherine the secrets to her success and what it takes to turn a vision into reality.

    • 58 min
    Ep. 104 Miss Arizona Jacqueline Thomas: How to craft your own definitions of success and validation

    Ep. 104 Miss Arizona Jacqueline Thomas: How to craft your own definitions of success and validation

    Last June, Jacqueline Thomas was crowned Miss Arizona 2019, and is currently serving our community under that title. In high school, Jacqueline was forbidden from being class President because of her gender, and ever since she has been determined to make change for women. Jacqueline talks to Catherine about what enabled her to win the Miss Arizona title after 6 years of competing, as well as what politics and pageantry have in common, and how we can take lessons on how to change the world from both.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 103 Co+Hoots Founder Jenny Poon: How to change the face of entrepreneurship and why it matters

    Ep. 103 Co+Hoots Founder Jenny Poon: How to change the face of entrepreneurship and why it matters

    Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of CO+HOOTS, a purpose-driven coworking space in Arizona. Jenny is committed to building vibrant and equitable cities by bringing visibility to coworking as an economic development tool. She talks to Catherine about the childhood moment that changed everything for her, and has led her to a career dedicated to changing the face of entrepreneurship in our communities.

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