Lori Adams-Brown is a Business Leader, Podcast Host & Executive Producer of the A World of Difference podcast. Lori is a woman on a mission to bring systemic changes on a global scale by creating belonging and increasing inclusion where she pulls up a chair for new voices at the table.
She worked in Indonesian tsunami relief in 2004, and learned that making a difference means listening, empathizing and rolling up our sleeves to make a significant impact together. She believes our stories are powerful to help us heal from trauma, and that our challenges are what motivate us to bring a much-needed change in our societies around the globe.
Lori Adams-Brown works in Client Relations in a Silicon Valley startup. She grew up in Valencia, Venezuela where she learned to love city life, island life and merengue and salsa music. She worked for 20 years in international relief and development in Singapore and Indonesia. She has been a pastor at a large multi-site church in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Development Director of a nonprofit in the Silicon Valley. Lori speaks 6 languages. She holds an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and has B.A.s in Sociology and Spanish from Samford University. Her happy place is sipping a flat white coffee while having a deep conversation and enjoying either a beach or mountain vacation with the love of her life, Jason, their urbanite Third Culture Kids, and their Singaporean rescue dog.
In Lori's words:
Our world is polarized, sorted, and siloed in evho chambers that pit us against each other. The war in Eastern Europe is the culmination of what happens when we fail to listen, to see, and to include each other in solving our world’s problems together. Learning to listen, crossing the street, crossing the aisle, and linking arms together in celebration of our differences will help us change the broken systems in our world. We need each other.
3 Top Tips
1. Listen to understand, and listen some more
2. Pro-actively seek out diverse voices to teach you
3. Link arms with people different from you to solve issues in your community, nation and world