On Course: The Podcast from Echoing Green

On Course: The Podcast from Echoing Green

By Echoing Green
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.
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A social entrepreneur’s journey of dance, divinity, education, and tech
Eddie Gonzalez-Novoa is a serial social entrepreneur and leader who has crossed industries, sectors, and U.S. state lines in pursuit of positive social change. The son of Puerto Rican immigrants, Eddie’s multiple career shifts have included stints in the arts, education, and health care. Tune in to follow Eddie's quest through priesthood, dance and performing arts; creating community around rituals; and recognizing how people enter into a community or space. From Harvard Divinity School to Jump Start New York to Public Allies, find out how Eddie threaded the needle between divinity, education, and leadership development, and how that all led to working with his nephew on a startup video game nonprofit for cancer survivors.  Learn more about Echoing Green and the leaders we support at echoinggreen.org.  Learn more about Eddie, and continue following his journey at  about.me/eddiegn. 
39:30
October 15, 2019
Empowering underrepresented voices to change media narratives
Katie Orenstein started The Op-Ed Project after recognizing the pipeline problem in pitching op-eds: 97 percent of op-eds by scholars in the Wall Street Journal were written by men, according to a May 2008 Rutgers University study. To diversify cultural and media narratives, The Op-Ed Project is empowering and amplifying the voices the world most needs to hear. Tune in to learn how Katie is working to shift the gatekeepers of ideas and narratives, how stories reflect truth (including divergent versions of the truth), targeting the influencers of the influencers, and understanding power and voice—with empathy and respect—in a world where power and voice are unevenly distributed. Learn more about Echoing Green and the leaders we support at echoinggreen.org. Learn more about The Op-Ed Project's work increasing the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world at theopedproject.org. 
38:22
October 8, 2019
The risk, failure, and will power needed to take on big pharma
Priti Krishtel has been challenging pharmaceutical companies with I-MAK since 2006. By serving as “patent detectives,” I-MAK has been able to remove barriers to treatment for some of the world’s deadliest diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV. Tune in to hear Priti’s personal mission to open accessibility and stop corruption in “big pharma;” the risk of running a mission-driven organization; facing failure, burn out, and loneliness; continuing to create the world you want to live in; and raising up the next generation of movement builders.   Learn more about Echoing Green and the leaders we support at echoinggreen.org.  Learn more about Priti and I-MAK's work disrupting the pharmaceutical industry and advocating for patients: i-mak.org. 
34:00
October 1, 2019
Solar is cheap—but Americans have the wrong idea about it
Steph Speirs started her career working for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, which led her to policy work in the Middle East and solar product deployment and renewable energy investments in India and Pakistan. Her experiences and passion for economic mobility led her to launch Solstice, an organization making solar understandable, affordable, and accessible to every U.S. household. Tune in to hear Steph’s journey toward creating a just and equitable world for all. Steph discusses experiences as a first-generation American, entering spaces of privilege, using her privilege to create opportunities and access for those locked out, how being a CEO is like being a community organizer, and how Solstice is creating economic mobility and justice within the climate action movement. To learn more about Echoing Green and the leaders we support, visit echoinggreen.org. To learn more about Steph and Solstice's work democratizing solar energy, visit solstice.us.
39:01
September 19, 2019
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