20 episodes

On Course explores the winding roads less traveled, all littered with lessons learned that can help each of us leave a strong imprint on our world—big or small. The show weaves together the intersection of leadership and purpose, humanizes the journey of social entrepreneurs, and sparks interest in new ideas and great people.

On Course: The Podcast from Echoing Green Echoing Green

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

On Course explores the winding roads less traveled, all littered with lessons learned that can help each of us leave a strong imprint on our world—big or small. The show weaves together the intersection of leadership and purpose, humanizes the journey of social entrepreneurs, and sparks interest in new ideas and great people.

    S3 E06 - Leveraging Tech for Social Change with Heejae Lim and Daquan Oliver

    S3 E06 - Leveraging Tech for Social Change with Heejae Lim and Daquan Oliver

    Heejae Lim is the founder and CEO of Talking Points, an educational technology nonprofit unlocking the potential of families to fuel their children’s education through a multilingual tech platform. Daquan Oliver is the founder and CEO of WeThrive, an organization creating a culture where all young people feel trusted to contribute ideas, form student-run companies, and achieve economic prosperity.

    Tune in to hear Heejae and Daquan reflect on the state of education in the U.S. after the pandemic, the importance of cultivating reliable earned revenue streams, and their dreams for moving towards a more personalized education system.

    • 37 min
    S3 E05 - Investing in Community Impact with Gemma Bulos and Gayatri Datar

    S3 E05 - Investing in Community Impact with Gemma Bulos and Gayatri Datar

    Gemma Bulos is an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, movement builder, co-founder of A Single Drop For Safe Water, and executive director of Global Women’s Water Initiative, two organizations that build the capacity of local communities to plan and implement sustainable water solutions.

    Gayatri Datar is the co-founder of EarthEnable, a social enterprise in Rwanda that installs healthy and affordable floors for low-income families, and co-operator of The Creativity Fund.

    Listen to learn how Gemma and Gayatri are disrupting the status quo in philanthropic funding and contributing to a system where communities closest to the problems – and the solutions – are in charge of creating impact.

    • 31 min
    S3 E04 - Protecting Black Genius with Tony Weaver, Jr. and William Jackson

    S3 E04 - Protecting Black Genius with Tony Weaver, Jr. and William Jackson

    Tony Weaver, Jr. is an award-winning writer, educator, social entrepreneur, and the founder of Weird Enough Productions, an organization that partners with educators across the U.S. to harness the power of media and storytelling to improve social-emotional learning, media literacy, and digital citizenship. William Jackson is the founder and chief dreamer of Village of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization that organizes and mobilizes families, teachers, and students to eliminate racial injustice in schools.

    Tune in to hear Tony and William’s dreams for the next-generation of Black leaders and how they’re transforming systems and utilizing storytelling to make those dreams a reality.

    • 33 min
    S3 E03 - Backing Bold Ideas with Maya Ajmera and Felecia Hatcher

    S3 E03 - Backing Bold Ideas with Maya Ajmera and Felecia Hatcher

    Maya Ajmera is the President and CEO of the Society for Science, which works to promote the understanding and appreciation of science, and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Felecia Hatcher is the CEO of Pharrell William’s Black Ambition Opportunity Fund, a set of prizes to fund bold ideas and companies led by Black and Latinx entrepreneurs.

    Tune in to this episode to hear Maya and Felecia connect their vast experiences building inclusive opportunities for communities of color and share advice for leaders of color seeking to raise capital, build networks, and navigate between ventures.

    • 36 min
    S3 E02 – Supporting Thriving Immigrant Communities with Reyna Montoya and Swapna Reddy

    S3 E02 – Supporting Thriving Immigrant Communities with Reyna Montoya and Swapna Reddy

    Reyna Montoya is a DACAmented social entrepreneur, community organizer, educator, and the founder of Aliento, an organization transforming trauma into hope and action for undocumented and mixed immigration status families through healing initiatives and leadership development. Swapna Reddy is the co-founder and co-executive director of the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, a membership-based organization comprised of over 150,000 asylum seekers working to build a more humane asylum system in the U.S.

    Tune in to learn how Reyna and Swapna are transforming systems, policies, and practices to support thriving immigrant and asylum-seeking communities.

    • 35 min
    S3 E01 - Honoring Black Women’s Brilliance with Lori Robinson and Rachel Johnson-Farias

    S3 E01 - Honoring Black Women’s Brilliance with Lori Robinson and Rachel Johnson-Farias

    Lori Robinson is a journalist, social entrepreneur, and the founder and executive director of VidaAfrolatina, an international women’s fund that mobilizes and connects resources with Black and Afro-descendant women's groups addressing sexual violence in Latin America. Rachel Johnson-Farias is a lawyer and the founder of Esq. Apprentice, a nonprofit seeking to change legal education in California and eventually the nation by providing legal training to nontraditional law students of color. Tune in to hear how Lori and Rachel are creating a world where Black women and girls are free to flourish, how they prioritize wellness and self-care as founders, and the ways the philanthropic sector can better support intersectional movements for social change.

    Please note that this episode contains discussion of sexual assault (15:35-19:00). Listener discretion is advised.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

~Flair ,

Powerful

Don’t hear these stories often! Really appreciate the candid conversation. Love this!

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Great stories!

Really powerful stories of the ups and downs of social entrepreneurs.

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