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Frontrunners Innovate

Frontrunners Innovate

By Mary Kurek

This podcast is a companion to www.frontrunnersinnovate.com and includes interviews with global innovators and leaders creating solutions to the world's problems. Opportunities exist in every single interview to collaborate, network, conduct business, and more. Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Impact Business Developer, Mary Kurek, conducts interviews. For more details, visit: www.frontrunnersinnovate.com
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Dr. Toby Malichi, Hon.D.Bus., D.H.L. is a Business Diplomat With a Peace-Building Mission
Dr. Toby Malichi, Hon.D.Bus., D.H.L. is a Business Diplomat With a Peace-Building Mission
Dr. Toby Malichi, Hon. D. Bus., D. H. L., is an international businessman with credentials in corporate leadership that go back to his early twenties. The migration from his first roles at General Motors moved him to the diplomatic side of the global business environment when he started speaking publicly and serving on national boards like the US Chamber of Commerce. His negotiation and quiet solution-oriented style landed him at the dinner table with foreign leaders many times, and at the White House in front of Presidents - several of who have tapped him to serve in international trade capacities over the years. His collective experiences have continued to develop his skills in peacebuilding and lay a solid track toward his ultimate vision of a Nobel for Peace. In this extraordinary conversation with Ambassador Richard Swett (US ret) and facilitated by Frontrunners Development Pres, Mary Kurek, the group discusses Malichi's journey and the work he's doing that impacts and expands peace globally. http://www.malichi.com/ ---------------------------------------- Frontrunners Development is a business development agency focused on social impact and creating connections between people - primarily partnerships that tap into the UN SDGs. The people we interview for our media platform, Frontrunners Innovate, are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting opportunities, often before we even get off the interview.   To see our most current videos and connect with us, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/ #peacebuilding #internationalbusiness #impact #global #business #networking
58:27
August 20, 2022
Tech Her 2 Greatness Provides Training That Leads to Internships For African Girls
Tech Her 2 Greatness Provides Training That Leads to Internships For African Girls
Sadiya Murtala is a leader and digital skills trainer with the Mentor Her to Greatness Program produced by the Center for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development, headquartered in Nigeria. This year, the program launched a digital marketing and skills training course for African girls called Tech Her 2 Greatness, with Sadiya at the lead. In this interview, we meet and talk with two of the participants who are now working on internships directly resulting from their work on the course. Sadiya is joined by Aisha S. Suleiman and Aisha U. Suleiman in conversation with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek. Tech Her 2 Greatness Information:  https://mentorhertogreatness.wordpress.com/2022/03/22/tech-her-to-greatness-2022/  -----------------------------------------------  Frontrunners Development is the companion channel to the Frontrunners Innovate Media platform. It is a global platform focused on social impact and created to connect impact partners as is prescribed in United Nations SDG 17.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. If you see an interview with someone you'd like to connect with, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/  to find the posting with the interview and the person's contact information, or reach out to us at https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/contact/    #womenintechnology #tech #websitedesig
31:13
August 17, 2022
Paul Barry Shows Us How to Flip Instinct to Get to Intuition That Transforms Impact
Paul Barry Shows Us How to Flip Instinct to Get to Intuition That Transforms Impact
Paul Barry is an actor, director, teacher, consultant, and TEDx speaker. He has perfectly navigated his skillset in acting, memory retainment, and teaching into a message that moves us beyond our own limiting instincts to connect us to the intuition that craves to move us forward.  He does this under the company title, Dreaming for a Living, headquartered in California. His work today is impactful to the point that in a single conversation, his words can help to transform a person's life. That transformed life then transforms others through their own impact. A perfect example of this happened spontaneously in this recorded conversation with Paul, Mary Kurek, Producer and Host of Frontrunners Innovate, and co-hosts, Amb. Ghazala Khan, FIGHR and Founder of Next Generation Leaders, and Ms. Irma Sanchez, Silicon Valley Chapter Leader, Women's Economic Forum and Irma Sanchez and Associates. ------------------------------------------------------ https://www.dreamingforaliving.com/  https://www.gopowerplayer.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------  Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #intuition #transformation #tedxtalk #impact #resilience
01:10:00
August 13, 2022
Princess Tshepi Motloung is a Cultural Leader Who Expands Opportunities for South African Women
Princess Tshepi Motloung is a Cultural Leader Who Expands Opportunities for South African Women
Princess Tshepi Motloung is a cultural leader in South Africa who builds sustainable pathways for women's empowerment and community development using her extraordinary communications and project-building skills.  Princess Motloung who is also the founder of the Future Lift Foundation involves herself in many youth and women's education and training organizations globally.  She shares her story of leadership and how she's creating an impact with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek.   ------------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #womensempowerment #cultural #africa #peacebuilding
34:42
August 10, 2022
Maha Jouini Opens Pathways to AI and Digital Tech for African Women
Maha Jouini Opens Pathways to AI and Digital Tech for African Women
Maha Jouini is an AI expert and passionate advocate for women interested in working in technology and developing digital skills. Her challenging journey from Tunisia to Mauritania to founding the African Center for AI and Digital Technology is filled with hard-won points for women like herself. She shares her story and her passionate plea for women everywhere to stand up and advocate for themselves with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek. --------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/
31:06
August 07, 2022
Marissa Fayer on Women's Health and Women's Innovation Funding Opportunities
Marissa Fayer on Women's Health and Women's Innovation Funding Opportunities
Marissa Fayer is the Founder/CEO of HERhealthEQ based in the US. Her work spans many projects in several countries but focuses on women's health. Along with sourcing hospital equipment for re-use in hospitals and women's clinics in areas of the world where needed, she also conducts screening events for women-centric diseases, like breast and cervical cancers. She now adds fund facilitator to her work, representing the US for the first European-based femtech fund focused on women's health. Marissa updates Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, on all the news and how you can get involved. https://www.herhealtheq.org/ --------------------------------------------------------  Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #womenshealth #funding #impactfoundation
22:26
July 17, 2022
Linda Mac Dougall Educates and Advocates for Healthy and Safe Aging
Linda Mac Dougall Educates and Advocates for Healthy and Safe Aging
Linda Mac Dougall has been working in the aging space and within disabled communities for most of her career.  Her expertise and education credentials have landed her on boards and with a client base who appreciates her holistic approach to managing the health stresses of aging.  She shares her expertise with aging care professionals and family caregivers as well as seniors in her new book, The Spirit Method of Massage for Seniors - Raising the Bar.  She talked with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, and co-host, Lin Schulze, Community Relations Director of Ridgecare (Aging Care Facilities) about her work and the new book.    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LNG9QKG?pf_rd_r=QAYK2WCN7163MRTYGN1Y&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee --------------------------------------------   Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #aging #seniorhealth #holistichealth
33:51
July 14, 2022
Fundraising Ideas and Grantwriting Tips for Nonprofits and Charities
Fundraising Ideas and Grantwriting Tips for Nonprofits and Charities
Frontrunners Development, Inc. President and CEO, Mary Kurek and Frontrunner Aaron Smith, PhD, have a combination of over 30 years of experience in fundraising and grant-writing successfully.  After several global charities and nonprofits reached out with interest in finding funds, Kurek and Smith got together to provide ideas, tips, example stories, checklists, and a template to help out.  All were delivered in a recorded webinar in July 2022.  This is the recording.  Visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/resources-25-fundraising-ideas-plus-tips/ for copies of the resources.  ---------------------------------------  Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #fundraisingideas #grantseeking #nonprofits #budgets #funding
01:12:47
July 09, 2022
Raising Capital is What Greg Downey Does and What He Teaches
Raising Capital is What Greg Downey Does and What He Teaches
Greg Downey is the founder of Purim Ventures, a venture capital company that specializes in advisory and training services.  Greg has over 25 years of helping disruptive innovations get to market and has helped companies already on market to expand.  Over the last 15 years, he has successfully helped lead multiple capital raises totaling over $75,000,000 from private investors for early-stage, growth companies, and real estate projects. In this interview with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, Greg talks about his work, starting Purim Ventures, and shares a bit about what he's currently working on now, which includes a course on raising capital.  Any start-up knows that looking for capital can be costly.  Greg teaches from his years of experience and "wins" how to conduct your own capital raise.  He is partnering with Frontrunners Development Inc. (producers of this podcast) on a discounted opportunity to participate in his Capital Mastermind program.  Just mention Frontrunners when you register. http://www.purimventures.com/   ------------------------------------------------  Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #venturefunds #capitaltraising #training #funding
39:41
July 07, 2022
Women's Empowerment on a Global Scale - What That Looks Like When an Empowered Latino Woman Leads
Women's Empowerment on a Global Scale - What That Looks Like When an Empowered Latino Woman Leads
Irma Sanchez is a Latino woman, mother, and entrepreneur living in California.  Proudly providing leadership in women's empowerment, she's creating an impact through the Women's Economic Forum as their representative in the Silicon Valley area.  But, that's only one of the many roles she fills in helping women to find their true selves and progress toward their own impact.  Irma's story has roots in developing opportunities for Latino Women.  She eventually found a home base in an area Chamber of Commerce.  One foreign business trip with the Chamber started her on the path to expanding her passion to help women around the world.  And, because of the network and leadership abilities she's developed, this lady has now become a sought-after business and trade consultant.  She shares her remarkable story and the work she's doing with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek.  Federation of International Gender and Human Rights Ambassador, Ghazala Khan, joins the conversation as Co-Host.  www.wef.org.in  www.G100.in  www.aall.in  www.wicci.in  www.sheconomy.in  --------------------------------------------  Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #womensempowerment #latino #womenseconomicforum
44:12
July 05, 2022
Pareena Has a FoodLoop Ecosystem Model That Turns Concrete Cities into Waste-Reducing Farms
Pareena Has a FoodLoop Ecosystem Model That Turns Concrete Cities into Waste-Reducing Farms
Pareena Prayukvong lives and works in Thailand where soil is rare and big buildings dominate the landscape. When you are dedicated to reducing waste and toxins in the air, you have to get creative, and she has. Pareena is a trainer and co-creator at The Network, an NGO focused on sustainable development in Thailand. She and the team work to impact local policy and develop relationships with building owners, waste collection agencies, and other stakeholders. They've managed to put together a model that can turn a rooftop into a functioning farm. The working model is called Bangkok Rooftop Farming.  Produce is grown with food waste as the fertilizer creating a nutrient-rich, toxin-free environment for the farm (and climate) and a reduction in waste product. The impact hits several of the UN SDGs, and the model is something, that with a little customization, could reach many concrete cities around the world. She shares how this works with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek. http://www.ngobiz.org/  (Pareena's site) --------------------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #foodwaste #circulareconomy #bangkok #thailand #rooftopfarming
39:10
July 03, 2022
Angela Unufe-Kennedy Takes Innovative Solutions to the Source of Impact
Angela Unufe-Kennedy Takes Innovative Solutions to the Source of Impact
Dr. Angela Unufe-Kennedy is the Founder of the Migrant & Minority Disability Network Europe and the CEO of MENÀ Humanitarian and Healthcare Awareness Foundation (AFRICA).  She is a leader in creating and facilitating innovative solutions where she sees the gaps to be filled. Relentless in her pursuit of solving communications issues between migrants and health professionals, she started an organization to help families overcome fears and disabled persons get the help they needed. In this conversation with Frontrunners Innovate Producer/Host, Mary Kurek, she delivers her story and talks about the innovation she's bringing to Africa and how they are training doctors in hospitals to utilize the device that could impact maternal mortality numbers significantly. She's also adding in research to bring data flow together with innovation. http://www.mmdne.com/ -------------------------------------------------------   Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, health, climate, economic development, international relations, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #migrants #disabled #maternalhealth
38:03
June 25, 2022
Maya Shetreat Makes Healing Options More Visible for All
Maya Shetreat Makes Healing Options More Visible for All
Maya Shetreat took her conventional medical background into natural medicine about the time her son's chronic illness created the open door for research in the space. Her experience pushed her further into exploring the healing properties of plants, herbs, and even crystals. Now considered an expert by many in the space, she shares with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, her own story and what she knows about the benefits of a more nature-based approach to healthcare. https://drmaya.com/ --------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ #MayaShetreat #healing #holistichealth #naturalhealth #spiritualhealing #herbalmedicine #crystals #health
36:24
June 21, 2022
Genya Dana is Helping to Prove the Genomics Diagnostic Role in Disease Prevention
Genya Dana is Helping to Prove the Genomics Diagnostic Role in Disease Prevention
Dr. Genya Dana believes that diagnostic capability is the best factor in the prevention of devastating diseases and is proving the weight of genomics as a great vehicle for diagnosis. Genya has extensive experience in the science of genomics and is also an experienced policy expert and negotiator at strategically managing complex systems to bring innovation to the forefront. Her current role at Avellino Labs, a precision medicine lab, is head of Global Health Policy with a mission to bring health solutions to a world in desperate need. Genya and Mary Kurek, Host/Producer of Frontrunners Innovate, along with Co-Host Brad Ringeisen, E.D., Innovation Genomics Institute, discuss Genya's current work, her background of working with the World Economic Forum, and what's yet to come that will make the biggest difference for impact. ------------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner or how you can be spotlighted, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
55:47
June 18, 2022
Toku Eyes Answers: What if an Eye Scan Could Diagnose Heart Disease?
Toku Eyes Answers: What if an Eye Scan Could Diagnose Heart Disease?
Ehsan Vaghefi is the Founder and CEO of Toku Eyes, headquartered in New Zealand.  And, the answer to the title of this podcast is "it can." Ehsan and the Toku team have innovated an easy, affordable, accessible means of scanning the back of the eye to secure valuable diagnostic health information that could change the course of a patient's life dramatically.  The current applications involve eye health, diabetes, cardiovascular health, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even chronic kidney disease.  In this special "Innovator Interview," podcast host/producer, Mary Kurek invited health tech serial investor/entrepreneur and healthcare provider, Atif Zafar as co-host.  The conversation was more like an investor review, rich with Q & A that drilled down and unpacked this remarkable innovation and its applications now and in the future. https://tokueyes.com/  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/ --------------------------------------------  Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in health,  education, climate, economic development, international relations, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/  #heartdisease #diagnosis #innovation #eyescan #diabetes #kidneyhealth #AI #imaging #partnership #cardiovascularhealth
49:29
June 11, 2022
Alfredo Toro Hardy is the Venezuelan Diplomat with Tough Advice for International Relations Problems
Alfredo Toro Hardy is the Venezuelan Diplomat with Tough Advice for International Relations Problems
--For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/--Hit the subscribe button on this channel to meet more Frontrunners you want in your network.  The Honorable Ambassador Alfredo Toro Hardy has been named the "scholar diplomat" and for good reason.  He's authored more than 20 publications on international relations and politics and has lectured on the same at several universities.  His extensive background serving as Ambassador from Venezuela to many different countries (under a few different rulers) provided him with a solid statesman background and a nimble approach to service.  Toro Hardy shared with Mary Kurek, Producer and Host of Frontrunners Innovate, his words of wisdom based on his latest book, “America’s Two Cold Wars:  From Hegemony to Decline?" and his wishes to partner with like-minds in #latinamerica.  Joining Kurek as cohost is Michael Rowan, political consultant and partner, Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions.  Takeaways from this interview and other interviews can be found at www.frontrunnersinnovate.com Resources:  Book Site:  https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-16-9503-2)   Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Two-Cold-Wars-Hegemony-ebook/dp/B09W25XW83/ref=sr_1_2?crid=20NMLZ9JHNGZG&keywords=Alfredo+Toro+Hardy&qid=1654534338&sprefix=alfredo+toro+hardy%2Caps%2C99&sr=8-2   -----------------------------   Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/
43:12
June 06, 2022
Chukwuemeka Orukwowu Delivers New Global Platform for Youth Opportunities
Chukwuemeka Orukwowu Delivers New Global Platform for Youth Opportunities
Chukwuemeka Orukwowu is a young leader in Africa who is using his talents to help other youth around the world find their path and create sustainable success.  As the founder of Audacious Agenda Youth Network, Chukwuemeka realized as he was growing into his own role in society that it was quite challenging knowing the pathways to take and how to build up one's skill in an area that would sustain.  Education, mentoring, resources, and opportunities aren't all that easy to find in some areas of the world.  It's his mission to make it easier. ---------------------------------------- #networking #global #innovation  --For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/ Frontrunners Innovate is a global channel focused on social impact and created to connect people to business opportunities like partnerships and contracts.  The people we interview are working from the diplomatic, corporate, founder, and nonprofit levels on innovating solutions in education, climate, economic development, international relations and peace, youth, development, clean oceans, poverty, and more. Most interviews generate new and exciting connections. For opportunities to be featured, visit https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/your-own-spotlight/
26:49
June 05, 2022
Bijal Hayes-Thakore and Tejal Thakore are Inspiring Women Toward Leadership in the Space Industry
Bijal Hayes-Thakore and Tejal Thakore are Inspiring Women Toward Leadership in the Space Industry
Bijal (Bee) Hayes-Thakore and Tejal (Tee) Thakore are sisters born in India who were seemingly hard-wired from a tender age to lead. And, lead is what they are doing now, but, in a field that involves an engineering mind and a love of the stars. The space industry has pulled these young ladies toward developing their talents to the point of industry-influencing accomplishments and a desire to motivate other women in STEM. Joined by the Chief Operations Officer of The Space Foundation, Shelli Brunswick, Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host talks with the Thakore sisters about their unique stories and how they are making their innovation mark in space tech. Meet Bee Hayes-Thakore and Tee Thakore.  (60-minute video)  Note:  This interview is packed with information and resources perfect for anyone looking to get started in the space industry.  (Links to resources are shared in the bio information shared in the full interview at https://wp.me/paNPND-4FJ ------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
59:44
May 24, 2022
Kevin Albin Advocates for Climate Action and Conservation Through Adventure Storytelling
Kevin Albin Advocates for Climate Action and Conservation Through Adventure Storytelling
Kevin Albin's advocacy work today looks a bit different from what it did pre-pandemic, but, no less effective.  As much an educator as an advocate, Kevin uses story-telling using voices from the historic statues of London to bring to life lessons on planet stewardship.  His book, Stonechild, shows us all how to integrate youth into the advocacy-to-action world; and he does it through an unexpected high adventure experience.  But, the thread that brings Kevin to the work he's doing now started in what you might think an unlikely place...law enforcement.  He shares his story with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek. Meet Kevin Albin of The Climate Reality Project.   https://kevin-albin.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
26:29
May 21, 2022
David Wofford and the UN Foundation are Working Toward Improved Accessible Workplace Healthcare
David Wofford and the UN Foundation are Working Toward Improved Accessible Workplace Healthcare
David Wofford serves in the capacity of Senior Director at the UN Foundation with his current work wrapped around equitable workplace healthcare and the corporate policies that have widespread impact potential. He talks with Frontrunners Innovate, Mary Kurek, about the Universal Access Project's goals and what we can expect from the Foundation and the project in the coming months. http://www.privatesectoractionforwomenshealth.com/ ------------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
45:24
May 16, 2022
Moses Busher Coordinates Life Changing Support for Villagers in Malawi
Moses Busher Coordinates Life Changing Support for Villagers in Malawi
Ambassador Moses Davide Busher is the Regional Director for Africa (stationed in Malawi) for the Yorghas Foundation, which is headquartered in Poland. The organization focuses on women's maternal health, human rights for youth and women, and proper education. Most recently, though, Busher tells us of critical needs following floods in Malawi. They've been able to provide basics for about 30 households and are working to expand that reach. He also talks about an island off the coast that is without a hospital, schools, or electricity. With an hour's boat ride to the mainland and another 45-minute ride to the hospital, pregnant women or anyone in urgent need is thrown into dire circumstances. Busher shares these stories and more with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, as examples of where he feels solutions are a priority. https://www.yorghas.org/ ---------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
42:28
May 12, 2022
UN Women Leader Tsegga Medhin is Paving Diversity Pathways for Corporations and Schools
UN Women Leader Tsegga Medhin is Paving Diversity Pathways for Corporations and Schools
Tsegga Medhin fills the leadership role of UN Women President in NC and that of founder and president of The Pearl Leadership Institute - both with a mission of women's empowerment. Tsegga will tell you that SDG2030 is her human GPS; a focus she's had since 2015 when she addressed the UN as a business and impact leader in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce. During her work with computer giant, IBM, she received the First IBM RTP site Diversity Inclusion Manager Award. Though you'll find in her profile lots of work in education and STEAM activities, there's no denying that her focus is on the diversity and inclusion space, and that was a primary area of discussion in this interview with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, and her co-host, FIGHR Ambassador, Ghazala Khan. https://thepearlleadershipinstitute.org/ -------------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
42:44
May 08, 2022
Anita Sanchez Brings Indigenous Groups and Their Wisdom to Diversity and Inclusion Impact
Anita Sanchez Brings Indigenous Groups and Their Wisdom to Diversity and Inclusion Impact
Dr. Anita Sanchez brings her native learnings to the forefront in her work as a diversity and inclusion expert. As an award-winning best-selling author, in her book, Four Sacred Gifts - Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times, she guides people through a transformation that results in how to live a more empowered life. She shares with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, a bit about the four gifts and how she is working to create the change that is needed to embrace diversity from a complete circle. https://anitasanchez.onlinepresskit247.com/ www.FourSacredGifts.com  www.SanchezTennis.com www.Anita-Sanchez.com ------------------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
30:55
May 06, 2022
Renuka Thakore is Building a Global Network Focused on Multidimensional Sustainable Communities
Renuka Thakore is Building a Global Network Focused on Multidimensional Sustainable Communities
Dr. Renuka Thakore's diverse background has almost nothing that can be seen from a logical standpoint as a pathway to the work she is currently doing, but, it actually is perfect. From construction to advisory work in environmental concerns to financial analyst, researcher, and consultant to finally building a community of "doers" similar to herself. As the founder of the Global Sustainable Futures: Progress Through Partnership Network, this self-identified systems thinker, is pulling from all over the world those people who believe in researching and building multidimensional sustainable communities to create a healthier and more resilient planet for future generations. She talked with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, about her what brought her to this particular place of development and what she's doing to prepare for expansion. (GSFN) webpages: https://www.ucem.ac.uk/global-sustainable-futures-progress-through-partnerships-network-gsfn -------------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
35:06
May 03, 2022
Woody Juste is Motivating Youth in Haiti to Work on Climate and Ocean Health
Woody Juste is Motivating Youth in Haiti to Work on Climate and Ocean Health
Woody Juste is an agronomist and a leading advocate in Haiti focusing on climate change. Juste has represented Haiti at the Caribbean Youth Parliament on Climate Justice and has expanded that experience into consultancy and projects that educate youth and create solution-based action. Woody shares the projects and his leadership efforts with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host. Woody Juste's Contact & Resources: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/woody-juste-a25782217 Climate Change Center: https://www.caribbeanclimate.bz/ UNLEASH: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unleash.org/ ----------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
21:35
May 01, 2022
Eriona Hysolli Works to Reconnect Us to Nature's Thriving Heartbeat by Studying the Wooly Mammoth
Eriona Hysolli Works to Reconnect Us to Nature's Thriving Heartbeat by Studying the Wooly Mammoth
Eriona Hysolli is the Head of Biological Sciences at US-based Colossal Biosciences. Currently, studying the wooly mammoth as a project to support "de-extinction"of related and other species she collaboratively works to gain insight on how to utilize science and technology to help elephants decrease their risk of survival. Considered a key creature in the overall balance of nature on planet earth, elephant survival is of concern for humankind's healthy evolution. Eriona explains to Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, the research and genetics work being done and why the wooly mammoth matters so much to our own future. ---------------------------------- https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/  Media Platform and Partnership Community of Frontrunners of Social Impact.  We embrace UN SDGs, with a special focus on #17 - Partnerships for all goals.
24:40
April 25, 2022
Geofrey Julius is Creating a Competitive Education Environment in Tanzania
Geofrey Julius is Creating a Competitive Education Environment in Tanzania
Geofrey Julius is a young entrepreneur and dedicated solution provider when it comes to education that brings the best opportunities to youth. As the Chairman and CEO of ICESA-AFRICA headquartered in Tanzania, Geofrey Julius aims to build leaders with skills and experiences that matter in upper-level business settings. Through a combination of training, conference events, and programs, ICESA-AFRICA is bringing social accountability and growth-oriented change to his country and beyond through upscaling education. He shares why and how with Frontrunners Innovate Publisher and Host, Mary Kurek. https://www.linkedin.com/in/geofrey-julius-99078573/ ----------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
24:46
April 17, 2022
Ranjana Kanti Founded India Redefined to Empower Citizens as Impact Partners
Ranjana Kanti Founded India Redefined to Empower Citizens as Impact Partners
Founded in 2009 by Ranjana Kanti, India Redefined serves as an NGO with the goal of turning citizens into "doers." A multitude of projects and thousands of "doers" across the country and now spreading worldwide involve many of the United Nations SDGs. Focus areas are: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Waste Management, Air, Water, Soil Pollution, Primary, Secondary, and Adult Education, Skill Development, Digital Education, Teacher Training, Environment, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Bio-Diversity, EcoFarming, Forestation, mHealth, Telemedicine, Rural Health Care, and Emergency Response Training and Support. The role of India Redefined is like a nurturing mother who guides, advises, and helps to partner organizations implement and successfully complete projects. Ranjana shares her story and information on how the impact is spreading globally with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek. http://www.indiaredefined.org/ ------------------------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
22:14
April 16, 2022
Brad Reams is Leading One of the World's Most Unique Industrial Parks on a Former Military Base
Brad Reams is Leading One of the World's Most Unique Industrial Parks on a Former Military Base
Brad Reams came from an education background and moved into public service in local government, and then made a natural step into economic development thanks to a military base closure and some forward-thinking developers. What is becoming known as North America's Only Carbon Neutral Industrial Park is about 6,800 acres located on a former military base located in Parsons, Kansas. In this conversation with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, Brad Reams shares the vision for the Great Plains Industrial Park, the interesting tenants they already have, partners they are engaging with, and the amazing one-stop-shop plan for innovation that will add to their unique position. Brad Reams Contact: Brad's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-reams-3b307a50/ Great Plains Industrial Park Linkedin Page:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/great-plains-development-authority/ ------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
25:21
April 03, 2022
Mentor Her to Greatness Program Leaders Talk About New Tech Training for Youth
Mentor Her to Greatness Program Leaders Talk About New Tech Training for Youth
A spin-off from the Center for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development and The African Transformer Institute, headquartered in Nigeria, the Mentor Her to Greatness Program is launching its own tech course.  Sadiya Murtala of Nigeria and Abhijita Borah of India, both graduates of the Mentor Her to Greatness Program, share with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, details of how the program has impacted their lives.  They also deliver details on the newly launched tech program that will provide some basics on website design and digital marketing that will enable job and entrepreneurship opportunities.  To donate to this program, please click link below. Campaign Link:  https://www.givingway.com/campaign/a9c65d ---------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
37:21
April 01, 2022
Olusiji Aina is a Development Economist Working to Improve Financial Inclusion and Sustainability
Olusiji Aina is a Development Economist Working to Improve Financial Inclusion and Sustainability
Ambassador Olusiji Aina has a collective string of years in finance, energy, and economic development that puts him at the top of governing leaders' list for go-to on anything that touches the economy in Nigeria. As a Board Member of the US-Africa Trade Council, Co-Chair of the Kogi State Economic Advisory Council, and the founder of Optiss Ventures, an agribusiness consulting company, headquartered in Lagos, Olusiji's body of work is impressive and the scale at which he works is huge.  That said, his personal mission is very much people-centric. He wants to change the landscape of poverty in Nigeria and elsewhere, and he wants to do it with sustainability as a priority. In this rich conversation with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, Olusiji is joined by Kurek's Co-Host, Former US Congressman/Former US Ambassador to Denmark, Richard Swett (currently, co-founder and CEO of Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions).  You'll notice that Mary and Amb. Swett realize throughout the conversation that there are some open doors for potential projects that provide opportunities for further exploration; an occurrence not uncommon to Frontrunners Innovate. Websites: https://optissventures.com/ http://www.impactamplifier.co.za/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olusiji-aina-fiim-83939b2a Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aolusiji Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/olusijia Ambassador Swett's company:  https://www.climateprosperitysolutions.com/ ------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
45:59
March 27, 2022
Shelly Houser Teachers Professionals What Equality Looks Like for Disabled Persons
Shelly Houser Teachers Professionals What Equality Looks Like for Disabled Persons
Advocate for disabled persons, Shelly Houser, was born without a hip and leg but hasn't let that slow her down for a minute. A bundle of determination, Shelly's life is a how-to guide for persons who fight the mental battle of "I cannot." The proud mother of 3 has had case studies written about her pregnancies and now consults with corporations and organizations on exactly how to bring equality to all disabled persons.  She founded Inclusive Consulting Services to bring much-needed light to probably the most ignored piece of the equality conversation. In this interview with Mary Kurek of Frontrunners Innovate, Shelly shared her journey, some resources, and gave us some examples of how she advocates and advises to achieve quality-of-life upgrades for everyone's benefit. Inclusive Consulting Services Site:  https://inclusiveconsultingservices.com/ ------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
38:23
March 20, 2022
Bill Shevlin Creates Impact By Closing Gaps in the Renewable Energy Space
Bill Shevlin Creates Impact By Closing Gaps in the Renewable Energy Space
Bill Shevlin is the Founder of Net Zero Beyond and is the CEO of Mavericks Microgrids with an aim at filling gaps and solving issues that are inherent in new energy technologies. In so doing, he's created turnkey systems and packaged energy tech in a way that is more user-friendly. He's also been partnering with companion technologies that create broad-stroke solutions that solve climate concerns - and, if it feels like he's got an entire ecosystem going, you aren't far off. Think converter kits for electronic vehicles, smart 3d printed homes, and a nonprofit foundation to help with their own financing feature. The aim isn't just to toss up some solar panels and call it a win. He aims for carbon neutral or carbon negative. Meet Bill Shevlin in this interview with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host.   ------------------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
38:17
March 19, 2022
Mary Kurek Speaks on Education Opportunities for Vulnerable Girls -- UN Commission on Status of Women 66 Parallel Event
Mary Kurek Speaks on Education Opportunities for Vulnerable Girls -- UN Commission on Status of Women 66 Parallel Event
March 16, 2022, Mary Kurek was a guest speaker on a panel for a virtual event to discuss education and the vulnerable girlchild in a post-covid era with climate change bearing down. Mary's comments brought up some different perspectives that connect to innovation during tough times and how pathways to education may not all be through schools.  Her stories come straight from her own experiences and interviews she's conducted for Frontrunners Innovate.   ------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
09:41
March 17, 2022
Global Governance and Diplomacy Course Launched by FIGHR Ambassador and Sub Saharan Open University
Global Governance and Diplomacy Course Launched by FIGHR Ambassador and Sub Saharan Open University
After several Frontrunners Innovate Interviewees mentioned interest in knowing more about ambassadorship and United Nations resources, Federation of International Gender and Human Rights Ambassador, Ghazala Khan, stepped up and partnered with HE Dr. Osita Aniemeka, President of the Sub Saharan Open University in Nigeria. An administrative team was assembled to include Aaron Smith of Workplace Readiness Solutions and Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Development, Inc.   The pilot for this course begins April 4, 2022, and rolls for 8 weeks for an English-based go-at-your-own-pace program that will deliver a ton of value for the person who has their foot on the leadership and public service path.  (Registration is available at any time after 4/4/22 - as the course is ongoing.) Meet Ambassador Khan and the team who developed this course and secure the details that could be the one credential that you need to create greater impact. Registration Link here:  https://portal2.ssou.education/courses/global-governance-and-diplomacy/ ----------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
16:26
March 14, 2022
Yosef Yomtov Works for Peace by Creating Greater Understanding in Conflict-Plagued Locations
Yosef Yomtov Works for Peace by Creating Greater Understanding in Conflict-Plagued Locations
Yosef Yomtov was inspired years ago to create anti-propaganda tracts to share truth and understanding through comics that anyone could grasp. Today, as the founder of World Peace Tracts, he uses words, diplomacy, and leadership to create pathways to peace and conflict resolution. Yosef shares with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, his journey toward creating a platform for peace and the projects he's working on now.
26:18
March 12, 2022
Ukrainian Natallia Karpenko Partners with Powerful Women International Connections to Assist Ukraine
Ukrainian Natallia Karpenko Partners with Powerful Women International Connections to Assist Ukraine
Ukrainian-born Natallia Karpenko returned to the US in February 2022 just before the war erupted. Still unable to leave Ukraine, her family moved to another, hopefully, safer location. Natallia, who is already familiar with charity organizational structures and has a marketing background in the healthcare industry, has been organizing fund drives and orchestrating proper channels to ensure assistance gets to the right sources for distribution. A connector from the Powerful Women International Connections (PWIC) network, introduced Natallia to the founder, Valeri Bocage, and from there, the story of a partnership unfolds with efforts to expand the impact to help Ukrainian women and families currently living in cold bomb shelters. There's more to this story, with info on impact and how to get involved. Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek (a PWIC member) recorded this conversation with the two partners to share on 2022 International Women's Day not only as a tribute to the influence and power women can have when collectively directed, but as a call to action for the global sisterhood to engage with voices, assistance, and prayers.   Donations Link: https://www.pwicglobalimpact.com/ ------------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
25:56
March 08, 2022
Fawzia Koofi Began Impacting the Future for Afghan Women When She Won a Seat in Parliament
Fawzia Koofi Began Impacting the Future for Afghan Women When She Won a Seat in Parliament
Fawzia Koofi is one of the bravest and most confident young women you'll meet. Education is partly responsible for that, and also, she'd tell you, her father's good name as a legislator, but, what you learn when you meet her is that she owns herself. Fawzia's passage from child to determined woman onto political leadership is a journey like most of us only see in a documentary. Strategically and painstakingly, Fawzia has put women's feet on the path to equality, even though the path is long and there are serious roadblocks, not just for Afghan women, but for many around the world. Fawzia is undaunted and holds the lamp high as she makes her way from one end of the globe to the other advocating for rights. Fawzia is the first woman to serve as Deputy Speaker in Afghanistan's Parliament.  We could just stop there, but why?  Understanding the value of education; something she had to acquire on her own, Fawzia has begun schools for children, has written a NY Times Bestseller, and works tirelessly on women and children's rights. Fawzia shares her story and what's yet to come with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, and Co-Host, Federation of International Gender and Human Rights Ambassador Ghazala Khan. ---------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
45:52
March 07, 2022
Shelli Brunswick Expands What You Think You Know About the Space Industry
Shelli Brunswick Expands What You Think You Know About the Space Industry
COO of Space Foundation, Shelli Brunswick, knows space like no one you've probably ever met before. A former military gal, she moved into the industry we mostly associate with NASA, and began connecting people and resources that take advantage of everything space-related. From technology transfer that impacts healthcare and agriculture to a surprising human capital industry, and global assistance in determining the economic benefits of adding a space program, the information she shared with Frontrunners Innovate was surprising and comprehensive. Shelli Brunswick is a leader in anything she does; carving out an influencer niche in a tech-drive industry is, in itself, a glass ceiling broken for women, but, add to that speaking, mentoring, global policy advising, and board leadership, and you know that the ground she stands on to touch that sky is solid as it comes.  If you need confirmation, just check her site here. Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, along with Aaron Smith of Workplace Readiness Solutions as Co-Host, recorded this conversation with Shelli and are happy to share in the celebration of International Women's Day 2022. ---------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
39:29
March 07, 2022
Kemisola Bolarinwa is Paving the Way for African Women in Tech by Innovating in Women's Health
Kemisola Bolarinwa is Paving the Way for African Women in Tech by Innovating in Women's Health
Kemisola Bolarinwa is a Nigerian bundle of female fire. She's passionate and excited about using tech to innovate for impact and she's started with a wearable to help detect breast cancer. She's taken her own family experience and knowledge of the pain and death caused by this cancer and moved it into the lab where she has put her skills to good use.  Through the wearable fashion technology firm, Nextwear Technology, which she founded in 2019, Kemisola intends to continue to impact in the areas of health, security, and communication. Kemisola shared her journey, her direction, and shows the "smart bra" wearable during this conversation with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek. ----------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
31:53
March 06, 2022
Jhonnly Jn Baptiste is Cleaning up the Environment in Haiti Through Youth for Oceans
Jhonnly Jn Baptiste is Cleaning up the Environment in Haiti Through Youth for Oceans
Jhonnly is an awarded young environmental advocate who understands how education can help a community correct waste problems. He is the Co-Coordinator for Global Youth Biodiversity Network and the Co-Founder of Youth for Oceans, both established in Haiti. Jhonnly has a passion for the UN SDGs, particularly, #14, which is "Life Below Water," and dictates that we should "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development." He takes his mission and leadership responsibility seriously and works with youth volunteers to educate, advocate, and create projects that impact the environmental health of the rich water (and land) resources around Haiti. Jhonnly shares his work with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host. ------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
16:47
March 06, 2022
Mehmet Sukru Guzel Supports International Peace by Solving and Preventing Conflicts
Mehmet Sukru Guzel Supports International Peace by Solving and Preventing Conflicts
Professor Dr. Mehmet Sukru Guzel says he’s not the most popular man when he gets to a location in conflict, but, he is the person with the most potential for resolving disputes. Three times nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Guzel understands and utilizes constitutional intentions and global security laws among other tools to provide a path to peace. He puts himself in potential danger and in situations where he knows some parties may attempt to use him for their own gain. Regardless, the mission is always overwhelmingly critical not just for those involved, but, for the entire world. Guzel talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek about his work, the challenges, and what road peace might travel in the future. ------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
38:06
March 03, 2022
Raza Hasan Shows Us How to Have Prosperity for All Nations
Raza Hasan Shows Us How to Have Prosperity for All Nations
Raza Hasan is an entrepreneur and strategic thinker. He is a leading problem-solver and author who has taken a hard look at what is necessary for nations to create prosperity for themselves.  From Pakistan to the United States, Raza has spent years studying the dynamics in the economic gap between nations where he has lived and worked.  His theories are synched with experiences and observations that point in large part to the way justice is or isn't carried out in particular parts of the world.  There needs to be a balance of power where trust intersects with the economy to bring about true change. Raza shares models, examples, and theory from his book Prosperity for All Nations - A Call to Action with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer/Host and Co-Host Ambassador Ghazala Khan. ------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
31:41
March 03, 2022
Amb. Devon Bannister Connects Art to Affordable Education to Advance Professional Opportunities
Amb. Devon Bannister Connects Art to Affordable Education to Advance Professional Opportunities
H.E. Ambassador Dr Devon Bannister is one of those amazing people who figured out who he was fairly early on and started connecting his talents to impact. Amb. Bannister, a native of Guyana, now lives and works in New York State teaching at Farmingdale State College, performing Chancellor duties, and running his own nonprofit called Mac/Ban Arts. Mac/Ban Arts holds his heart for a vision to create a full institute whereby musicians and other artists can affordably attain the credentials necessary to advance their professional careers.  Additionally, the organization serves as a host for presenting US Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. Amb. Bannister speaks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, about his work in education, his artistic interests, and the types of partners he is looking for to expand impact. ---------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
26:27
February 27, 2022
Omar Bah is an African Refugee Running for the US Congress on a Platform of Humanitarianism
Omar Bah is an African Refugee Running for the US Congress on a Platform of Humanitarianism
Omar Bah lives in Rhode Island and is the Founder of the Refugee Dream Center, a place of resources and opportunities offering a hand up as opposed to a handout. Omar is also a former journalist who endured captivity and torture before escaping from his homeland in Africa. Now, an accomplished trauma counselor, author, and a visible advocate for creating sustainable opportunities for fellow refugees, Omar is putting his US citizenship to work aiming it directly into service at the level where voices get heard. He is running for a Congressional seat for a district in Rhode Island. He shares his frightening account of captivity, his transition to the place he calls home now, and fulfilling his own dream as a humanitarian with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host Mary Kurek. Joining Mary are co-hosts:  Former US Congressman and Ambassador, Richard Swett, and Political Consultant and Researcher, Michael Rowan, partners in Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions. ------------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
42:00
February 23, 2022
Ahmed Abdelatif is a Sudanese Diplomat Particularly Focused on Renewable Energy
Ahmed Abdelatif is a Sudanese Diplomat Particularly Focused on Renewable Energy
Ahmed Abdelatif of Sudan has been focused since young adulthood on international affairs and diplomatic service; something for which he can thank his mother.  Today, having already served his homeland in diplomatic roles in a multitude of countries, Ahmed is taking an "education" break to continue working on his Masters in International Relations in Scotland.  Upon completion, he looks forward to continuing his mission of service by creating new relationships and partnerships in foreign lands, with a focus that leans into the renewable energy space. He talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, about his work and the direction ahead. ----------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
22:46
February 15, 2022
Her Majesty Dr Uba Iwunwa Uses Her Artistry and Monarchy to Help African Widows
Her Majesty Dr Uba Iwunwa Uses Her Artistry and Monarchy to Help African Widows
HM Dr. Uba Iwunwa is an actor, vocal artist, and awarded humanitarian, referred to as the "Empress of Peace." Using her own personal story of overcoming gender challenges, she is carrying on the legacy her father left her to impact the world with her talents and her leadership abilities. Her Majesty shared many projects with Frontrunners Innovate Host Mary Kurek and Co-Host Amb. Ghazala Khan, but focused on a special program supported by her monarchy to help widows in Nigeria. ---------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
32:58
February 12, 2022
Bishnu Pariyar is Bringing Equality to Women in Nepal Regardless of Caste Status
Bishnu Pariyar is Bringing Equality to Women in Nepal Regardless of Caste Status
Determination plus courage and education pushed Bishnu Pariyar beyond her own limits as a lower caste member of a village in Nepal. Her story is one that will be retold in books and films, but, for Frontrunners Innovate, Bishnu shares her story, her work, and how this type of diversity movement is leveling the "playing field" for women in her home country and providing a model for other countries. She talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, and Co-Host, Amb. Ghazala Khan. Meet Bishnu Pariyar. Bishnu's site:  https://www.adwan.org/founding-president--dr-bishnu-m-pariyar ----------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
35:34
February 06, 2022
H E Dr Favour Ayodele is a Nigerian Presidential Candidate Dedicated to Solving Governance Issues
H E Dr Favour Ayodele is a Nigerian Presidential Candidate Dedicated to Solving Governance Issues
His Excellency, Dr. Favour Aydoele is running for the presidential seat in Nigeria for the 2023 election. In this interview with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host Mary Kurek and her Co-Host, James Akan, H E, Dr. Ayodele takes a deep dive into the problems he sees and how he plans to move the country forward through the African Intellectual Resource Organization and his platform based on what he calls "good governors." Please meet H E, Dr. O Favour Ayodele. ---------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
54:22
February 05, 2022
Sharon Aggrey Takes the UN SDGS to Ghana's Universities and Communities
Sharon Aggrey Takes the UN SDGS to Ghana's Universities and Communities
Sharon Rose Aggrey is a Certified Sustainability Leader. The training that bestowed that title also bestowed the mission to create an SDG-focused project. She went beyond to create a nonprofit (Global Foundation for Community Development) that is moving SDG training to all of the universities in Ghana and also to communities with a systematic approach to determining needs and then meeting them.  In 2022, she starts off with a series of "in-person" and "online" educational opportunities for youth who wish to know more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  (Registration information below on this page.) Sharon talked with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, and Co-Host, Ambassador Ghazala Khan about her work, mission, and events coming up in 2022. Meet Sharon Aggrey.  (26-minute video) ----------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
26:04
February 02, 2022
Ambassador Keith Kithsiri Creates Impact at Both Ends of the Age Range
Ambassador Keith Kithsiri Creates Impact at Both Ends of the Age Range
Ambassador Kithsiri is a native of Sri Lanka who has spent years building and supporting schools in villages there and working as the country's Ambassador to Qatar. Now, retired from diplomatic service and living in the US, Ambassador Kithsiri, recounts his experience as a caregiver of a parent with Alzheimer's. That experience prompted him to build and operate Alzheimer's and dementia care facilities in the US. No longer in ownership of the facilities, he still considers what he learned during those years and how that knowledge, coupled with his tech background, could support an innovative approach to solving some dementia-related problems for patients and caregivers. Ambassador Kithsiri shares his rich story, impact work, and vision with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek and Co-Host, Ambassador Ghazala Khan. Meet Ambassador Keith Kithsiri.  (37-minute video) ---------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
37:24
February 01, 2022
Maxwell Matewere is Saving Human Trafficking Victims
Maxwell Matewere is Saving Human Trafficking Victims
Maxwell Matewere is a National Project Officer who works in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.  He is a Law and Crime Prevention expert in Malawi .  He has been recognized by the US State Dept. as a global hero for championing national responses to human trafficking crime.  Maxwell has a popular book that spotlights the stories in Malawi that focus on the atrocities perpetrated against children.  He spoke with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host about his journey into this dark space and the light he is shining on prevention and correction.    Book:  Human Trafficking in Malawi: The Untold Stories  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trafficking-untold-stories-maxwell-matewere/1122292156?ean=2940150823204 ------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
31:07
January 27, 2022
Priyansh Shah Organizes Young Medical Volunteers to Improve Heart Health in India
Priyansh Shah Organizes Young Medical Volunteers to Improve Heart Health in India
Priyansh Shah has just graduated from medical school and is interning as a Doctor at Baroda Medical College in India. Each day he prepares to save lives with his skill and passion, and each day he advances his efforts toward public heart health through his organization, World Youth Heart Federation. By organizing volunteers in needed places around India, this aspiring Global Cardiovascular Health Specialist has been able to cause impact with screenings, heart health education, prevention programs, and more. Impact during covid: 3.8 Lakh patients and over 18,000 frontline workers across India. The organization, and how he plans to move the work around the world is something that got the attention of Forbes Magazine this past year, and something he now discusses with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek. Meet Priyansh Shah. -------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
31:43
January 25, 2022
FIGHR Ambassador Ghazala Khan Interviews Frontrunners Development Founder, Mary Kurek
FIGHR Ambassador Ghazala Khan Interviews Frontrunners Development Founder, Mary Kurek
Federation of Gender and Human Rights Ambassador, Ghazala Khan, interviewed Mary Kurek about how the Frontrunners properties (the League and the Innovate media platform) came to be.  She asks Mary about her background and what types of projects and partnerships are happening with her business development work. -------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
20:20
January 20, 2022
SDG 1 - The Relationship of Poverty to all Goals How Goal 17 is the Only Fix
SDG 1 - The Relationship of Poverty to all Goals How Goal 17 is the Only Fix
On January 16, 2022, Mary Kurek made remarks on a virtual panel hosted by the SDGs Academy - Pakistan on the topic of UN Sustainable Development Goal #1 (No Poverty).  This is a recording of those remarks that include an example from her Frontrunners League of what is possible when good partners are involved in the solution. ----------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
05:31
January 19, 2022
Chrissy Sykes Uses Music to Create Awareness on Child Abuse with the Free My Body is My Body Program
Chrissy Sykes Uses Music to Create Awareness on Child Abuse with the Free My Body is My Body Program
Chrissy Sykes will tell you she's a songwriter, but, she's really a hero to so many across the globe. Nudged by the tragedy of a little girl's horrible death several years ago, Chrissy wrote a song titling it with the girl's name. A dramatic performance of that song at a dinner party in Texas inspired the movement forward of an entire program called My Body is My Body.  This free program has been adopted by many schools and organizations as a way to create awareness for signs of child abuse and to open a door for communication about abuse atrocities. Chrissy shared her story and how she's moving her free program around the world with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek. --------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
38:58
January 16, 2022
Gene and Arlene Rumley Change Lives for Orphans in India
Gene and Arlene Rumley Change Lives for Orphans in India
Gene and Arlene Rumley have been operating Mission for Orphans for more than a dozen years to support children in orphanages in India. They started with the goal to rescue one child at a time and then started supporting and building orphanages to shelter, feed, and educate many outcast, trafficked, and homeless children. Today, they are working on building a village to house particularly those who have aged out of orphanages with nowhere to go. The village will include a computer center and opportunities to build a decent life, which, in turn, will build a better village. The Rumleys and their organization are headquartered in the US. Gene and Arlene spoke with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, about the work they are doing and the needs they have to move it forward. Meet Gene and Arlene Rumley of Mission for Orphans. ------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
30:21
January 14, 2022
Dr Sandie Morgan Teaches Certification Training on Human Trafficking Awareness and Ethics
Dr Sandie Morgan Teaches Certification Training on Human Trafficking Awareness and Ethics
As an RN, Sandie Morgan has seen her share of terrifying incidences where trafficked victims have ended up as a patient. Her advocacy to end human trafficking has since taken form as a trainer, speaker, podcast producer, author, and administrator.  Dr. Morgan recently served as Co-chair of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking by presidential appointment. She hosts the Ending Human Trafficking podcast with listeners in 140 countries and is co-author of Ending Human Trafficking: A Handbook of Strategies for the Church Today (IVP Academic, 2022). Dr. Morgan's mission is huge and her determination matches the scope.  In this interview with Frontrunners Innovate Producer & Host, she talks about how she came to the work she is doing, how others can get involved, and the partners she needs to move the efforts forward. --------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
35:52
January 10, 2022
Susanne Wilson of Water to Thrive Partners with Local NGOs to Make Clean Water Accessible in Africa
Susanne Wilson of Water to Thrive Partners with Local NGOs to Make Clean Water Accessible in Africa
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Goal #6 is all about Clean Water and Sanitation. Susanne Wilson is the Executive Director of Water to Thrive whose mission is just that - to bring clean water and the facilities to distribute the water to those areas of Africa in most need. Susanne Wilson started her trek toward this type of impact from involvement in the Rotary Club and a project that has grown into a nonprofit that has brought sustainable water supply to over 700,000 to date. Susanne talks with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host about the work they are doing and the types of partners they are seeking. -------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform (under the umbrella company, Frontrunners Development, Inc.) that serves as headquarters for innovation leaders who are partners working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
21:23
January 09, 2022
Katja Iversen Sets Equality and Purpose-Driven Leadership on the Sustainability Path
Katja Iversen Sets Equality and Purpose-Driven Leadership on the Sustainability Path
Katja Iversen fills several roles under the titles of influencer and leader that include author, speaker, consultant, board member, and policymaker. Her work over the course of 25 years has been significant in making a difference to girls, women leaders, and politicians worldwide, thus pulling her from her UN work to the private world into board rooms, serving on presidential committees, and sitting on advisory councils, like that of Unilever. This Dane of the Year has a mission that is, in itself, clearly sustainable. Katja talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Host, Mary Kurek, about how she is accomplishing her work and the connections it takes to create progress.  Meet Katja Iversen in this podcast interview and visit the link below for Frontrunners Innovate to see this and other video interviews. ---------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and partnership community headquarters for innovation leaders and those working on solving the world's problems primarily identified through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We call our partnership community "The Frontrunners League” and we connect these amazing resources to others to help them expand their impact and build on progress. We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating Frontrunner partnerships based on relationship building and “gap” identification. With the League and our media platform for attracting partners to our community, we are supporting SDG #17 (Partnerships for the Goals.)  For more information on what we do and how you can partner, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
26:25
January 08, 2022
Mary Kurek's BizDev Boost Podcast - Episode 4 - Elevating Your Practice with a Viz Vehicle
Mary Kurek's BizDev Boost Podcast - Episode 4 - Elevating Your Practice with a Viz Vehicle
The BizDev Boost Podcast Series was developed to help those of you making business connections for your own business or someone else’s to secure a commission.  As a reminder, I’ve been conducting business development introductions through my own business for about 15-16 years now. My focus is impact spaces — like health, technology, education, entrepreneurship, diplomacy, and econ dev.  And, there’s more, but, the primary point is that I’ve been able to work my network into some amazing opportunities. So, let's continue into this series with an episode about the "Viz Vehicle."  This is likely the one best feature you can produce that will give you back way more than you put in.  The benefits, both professional and personal, cannot be overstated.  And, you will know why in this episode. ------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
09:56
January 04, 2022
What I've Learned From Frontrunners by Mary Kurek
What I've Learned From Frontrunners by Mary Kurek
Having interviewed hundreds of "Frontrunners" - people out to solve the world's problems, I've learned a few things - all worth passing along to you as you contemplate your new year.  Enjoy and Happy 2022. ------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
08:02
December 31, 2021
The Eve of Meaning - Holiday Poem 2021 by Mary Kurek
The Eve of Meaning - Holiday Poem 2021 by Mary Kurek
How we interpret our challenges in life can create "stress memories" that don't really get released until we have a sort of moment of draining out.  Letting things go that we didn't know we even kept in...thinking we are just fine.  Well, we really are fine, but, how we interpret these challenges when we are going through them doesn't really allow us to feel that sense of peace.  Christmas Eve 2020 was that sort of moment for the poem's author, Mary Kurek.  She shares her experience in this short poem.  This audio belongs to the page where you'll find this poem and the embedded song that inspired it.  You can visit that page here:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/ -------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
04:01
December 20, 2021
Ebere Odika Fights Gender Violence in Africa Through IBreathe Initiative
Ebere Odika Fights Gender Violence in Africa Through IBreathe Initiative
Ebere Odika is a Mandela Washington Fellow and has been working under that umbrella and several others, including her own, IBreathe Initiative, to combat gender violence and promote gender equality in Africa. IBreathe stands for "Initiative for Building a Resourceful and Ethical Africa" and is an activating organization for school clubs designed to educate, counsel, and provide a safe place for child voices on gender violence. Ebere's work has earned her impressive praise, but this young biochemist turned social entrepreneur knows her work is just beginning. She talks about why she has embarked on this journey and where she's headed with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek. Ebere Odika's Contact: Website:  https://ibreatheafrica.org/#  Facebook:  https://web.facebook.com/ibreathe.ibreathe  Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebere-odika-a86a7aa1/  -------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
24:02
December 16, 2021
Abdellah Aouf Creates Job Opportunities for Unskilled Youth Through the Unique GO Platform
Abdellah Aouf Creates Job Opportunities for Unskilled Youth Through the Unique GO Platform
Abdellah Aouf is an Algerian entrepreneur based in the United States solving the issue of unskilled candidates in the job market through a platform that provides hand-picked matching and training solutions that benefit candidates and employers. GO Platform is a creative solution to a problem Abdellah realized in Algeria where tech-jobs weren't being filled by the available workforce. They are literally a one-stop-shop whereby they prepare the candidates per the employer's needs with an agreement for hiring once ready. Abdellah spoke with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek and co-host Ambassador Ghazala Khan about the need and how they came up with the solution right before the pandemic hit. --------------------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
31:52
December 12, 2021
Honorary Consul of Malawi Nir Gess Gives Safe Haven to Trafficking Victims
Honorary Consul of Malawi Nir Gess Gives Safe Haven to Trafficking Victims
The Honorable Nir Gess has a lot on his business plate. He runs a large farming enterprise in Malawi and handles the diplomatic tasks of his office as Honorary Consul of Malawi to Israel, but, the most passionate work he does is helping victims of human trafficking.  Nir was heading out on a trip one day when he saw a stopped semi-truck and experienced firsthand the jaw-dropping horror of a trailer full of half-clothed 8-10-year-old little girls tied together and thrown in with goats like animals.  So disturbed was he not only at the sight but the fact that there was nowhere for these little girls to go but to jail that he had to solve the problem.  He canceled his trip and began setting up what is now a safe house and program for trafficked girls.  Not so much something you'd expect of a diplomat, but, this diplomat has found his true impact. In this interview with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, and her co-host, Amb. Ghazala Khan, Gess talks about the work he does to provide safety, food, and education for girls taken into slavery in Malawi. ----------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
39:23
December 11, 2021
Arafat Lesheve Proves Youth Are Making a Difference in Tanzania
Arafat Lesheve Proves Youth Are Making a Difference in Tanzania
Arafat Lesheve is one of the most accomplished young people you'll meet. In his early 20s, Arafat has created more opportunities for youth in Tanzania than anyone would believe. This 25-year-old, already an independent consultant, is serving a title under the Prime Minister's Office, is a nonprofit founder, and an awarded young visionary. Oh, and he's already on the path to diplomatic service.  Arafat is currently building Tanzania Emerging Youth Awards, an initiative of Africa Youth Transformation, as an outlet for youth voices, motivational awards, and development opportunities. Arafat talks about his journey thus far, his work in creating opportunities for work, training, leadership, and empowerment, along with future plans with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek. ---------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
27:21
December 11, 2021
Onochie Lawrence is Helping to Bank the UN SDGs
Onochie Lawrence is Helping to Bank the UN SDGs
Onochie Lawrence, through the Climate Change Era Bank (The Bank of Africa) that he and his partners have developed, is moving toward providing sustainable solutions to energy and water needs within the African continent and then moving outward to other areas. From his headquarters in The Gambia, Onochie considers solutions for all of the UN SDGs, but, energy and water are so critical, that this is where the launch will happen in early 2022. His work requires determination, a leadership background, and partners, of course. Onochie talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, about plans for the bank and who needs to help him bring progress to the neediest places in the world. --------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
20:45
December 05, 2021
Akwasi Opong-Fosu is Launching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Projects in Ghana
Akwasi Opong-Fosu is Launching Innovation and Entrepreneurship Projects in Ghana
Akwasi Opong-Fosu is a former Minister of State and Public Policy Analyst, Office of the President of Ghana. He's taken everything he's known in the political and governance arenas and moved them into a consultancy called Africa Growth Solutions. His solutions involve inspiring youth to become job creators as opposed to job seekers and moving that level of entrepreneurship into centers of innovation. Big projects are on the horizon, but these are aimed at massive impact. He spoke with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, and Co-Host, Ambassador Ghazala Khan about his work and vision. -------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
45:28
November 25, 2021
Francisca Noronha Builds Mozambique Youth Opportunities No Matter the Challenges
Francisca Noronha Builds Mozambique Youth Opportunities No Matter the Challenges
Francisca Noronha is an African Youth Charter Hustler at the African Union (AU). Her mission in Mozambique is to advocate for youth and promote policies that allow for more opportunities for youth to live a good life. Francisca's work extends to working on establishing monitoring and reporting mechanisms that tie to the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy with technical support from the African Union Department of Youth and collaboration from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Francisca definitely hustles to get her work done and does so with such a joy that you know her pathway is clear for bringing amazing impact to the youth of her country and beyond. She talks about her work and what's ahead with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek. ------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
22:19
November 15, 2021
Dato Thiwakaran Builds Commerce Through Federation of Asian African Trade Development - Investments
Dato Thiwakaran Builds Commerce Through Federation of Asian African Trade Development - Investments
Dato Thiwakaran of Malaysia is the Secretary-General of the Federation of Asian African Trade Development and Investments. His sectors of work include oil and gas, mining, bio-organic agriculture, renewable energy, fintech, and aerospace. Dato is an expert networker and has been able to use his influence to create a significant impact in his area of the world. He shares his work, accomplishments, and his passionate endeavors on behalf of creating greater good with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, and her Co-host, Ambassador Ghazala Khan. --------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
37:35
November 14, 2021
Godfrey Chacha Works to Prepare Youth for Success in Tanzania
Godfrey Chacha Works to Prepare Youth for Success in Tanzania
Godfrey Chacha is a Youth Development Specialist at the Prime Minister's Office in the United Republic of Tanzania. His work focuses on programs that will assist the up-and-coming workforce in the country. The programs develop opportunities, build leadership skills, scholarship education for those that need assistance, provide volunteer opportunities, and empower youth with self-advocacy.  Chacha informs that the voices of the youth are very important and there are vehicles for youth to express themselves and offer feedback.  Chacha's social work background serves him in his current role, as well as his personal dedication to improving the landscape for youth in Tanzania. Chacha shares information about his work with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, and Tanzanian youth leader, Namara Lwansa, in this informative interview.  Meet Godfrey Chacha. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/godfrey-nyaisa-chacha-650a673a/ ------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League." The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
44:28
November 14, 2021
Brad Ringeisen Works to Bring CRISPR Innovation to Climate Change
Brad Ringeisen Works to Bring CRISPR Innovation to Climate Change
Along with the multitude of innovation tasks on his plate, Brad Ringeisen, Exec. Dir. of the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at UC Berkeley, brings a special passion to the work of applying CRISPR technology to solving some of our planet's toughest problems. Ringeisen has more invested at DARPA (research and innovation) than most people have invested in raising kids, but, what a perfect lead-in for his work at the Institute in Berkeley. Genomics is a field generally known by us, but, not really understood. What will be a mind-bender for you (based on what you think you know) is that the work they are doing there doesn't stop at improving health and preventing serious illness.  Genomics, and in particular, CRISPR, can approach anything living.  Let that sink in, and now, you are ready for the rest of the story. In this interview with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, Ringeisen not only talks about genomics work going on at the Institute that will save lives and better the health of millions but, also, how the groundbreaking work they are doing in agriculture and CRISPR can impact the climate crisis. This is a need-to-know conversation that you need to know. --------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
27:17
November 11, 2021
Mary Kurek's BizDev Series Episode 3: Gaps and Segues - How to See the Opportunities in Conversations
Mary Kurek's BizDev Series Episode 3: Gaps and Segues - How to See the Opportunities in Conversations
It's my aim to help those of you who may be developing business opportunities for your own company or doing so for clients.  What I have to share are tips and real examples that have helped me to build skills that have put me in front of monarchies and other global diplomats with business opportunities that create impact.  I hope this series helps you.  And, if you wish, to contact me, here's the link for that: https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/contact
03:59
November 03, 2021
Eleanor Haglund of Aspire360 Opens Doors for CEO-Investor Matchups
Eleanor Haglund of Aspire360 Opens Doors for CEO-Investor Matchups
You knew it would take someone who had been on all sides of the CEO/investor experience to figure out how it should be done, right! Well, of course. Eleanor Haglund has deep experience helping both sides prepare and find the best matches to create success. Her new platform, Aspire360 focuses on the early rounds of investments which puts a level playing field in place with resources to elevate and smooth out the journey for everyone. Eleanor shares her amazing background in funding and entrepreneurship as well as how her platform works with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek  Note, the platform is heading into beta soon and she tells us who she's looking for as collaborators. -------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
19:10
October 31, 2021
Commissioner Oscar Mhlongo Preserves African Language and Facilitates Proper Monarch Succession
Commissioner Oscar Mhlongo Preserves African Language and Facilitates Proper Monarch Succession
African Union Commissioner Mhlongo is an avid reader and appreciator of African culture, particularly valuing indigenous languages. His work for the AU centers on bringing those languages to the forefront in business and academic settings. He talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, and her Co-Host Igweshi Augustine about this work and his unique impact with African Monarchies through the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Depts in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  (Note:  Co-Host Igweshi Augustine's technical difficulties kept him from fully participating.) ---------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
28:59
October 30, 2021
Mary Kurek's BizDev Podcast Series - Episode 2 - How to See Opportunities in Conversations
Mary Kurek's BizDev Podcast Series - Episode 2 - How to See Opportunities in Conversations
In this episode, I reviewed a couple of tips on how to identify the opportunities that show up in conversations in order to help those people who are business developing for their own businesses or other organizations. I'll share some real examples in this short podcast but, there's more at www.frontrunnersinnovate.com. It’s my aim to help others learn how to connect like a Frontrunner! ------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
04:55
October 25, 2021
Adam Gordon Gives Researchers a Better Digital Search Tool
Adam Gordon Gives Researchers a Better Digital Search Tool
Adam Gordon, CEO of Plumb.one Independent Search knows that a lot of people aren't just looking for the nearest coffee shop or how to get rid of pimples. He knows there are journalists, clinical researchers, thought leaders, health and wellness professionals, and those looking for specific information on health, legal, or historical topics, and more. Sometimes, that information isn't as readily available as you'd like - hidden under a pile of ads or insignificant results. So, the solution Plumb.one has come up with is an independent search engine loaded with a rich archive of information along with access through their portal that doesn't attach itself to your personal information. Adam shares with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, how the company has evolved, where they are heading with the product, and who they need as partners. Website:  https://plumb.one/ ------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
25:20
October 17, 2021
Mary Kurek's BizDev Boost Podcast Series - Episode 1 - Build a Better ToolBox
Mary Kurek's BizDev Boost Podcast Series - Episode 1 - Build a Better ToolBox
Mary Kurek is the Founder & CEO of Frontrunners Development, Inc., a global business development firm concentrating on impact spaces by connecting the world's problem solvers to those who need those solutions and vice versa.  Her clients are innovators in almost every space, diplomats/country leaders, and NGO leaders.  Kurek operates Frontrunners Innovate, a media platform, as her home base.  This is where her curated community of those she's interviewed is organized via directory listings and video and written interviews.  The community is called the Frontrunners League.  The League serves as an interactive business development pool with members serving as mentors on projects, co-hosting interviews with Kurek, serving on panels and boards, as well as securing other media, speaking, and business opportunities.  The League is a membership-based opportunity.  Kurek serves global government leaders in appointed capacity for investment, trade, and the development of partnerships with other countries, and partners with a UN Ambassador for diplomatic training and consulting.  She serves on several global youth development boards. ------------------------- https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
07:10
October 16, 2021
Joyce Nwatuobi is Creating Greater Accessibility in Kidney Care and Behavioral Health
Joyce Nwatuobi is Creating Greater Accessibility in Kidney Care and Behavioral Health
Joyce Nwatuobi is the CEO of ThriveHealth, based in Wisconsin, in the United States. Her mission is to improve patient care by creating a quality suite of telehealth products focused on specialty fields. Those fields would be kidney care and behavioral health. Both of these specialty fields are not easily accessible in community emergency rooms, prisons, and small clinics, where keeping a specialized physician/psychologist on staff is a reasonable budget item. Joyce is resolving that issue and making the connection to her telehealth platform easy for anyone, including allowing hospitals that already have a platform they use to acquire access to her service. This is where we realize that patient-centered care can actually happen in a digital world. Joyce talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, about her work here in the US and her goal of moving ThriveHealth global to begin in her home continent, Africa. ----------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
29:10
October 13, 2021
Mother Teresa Award Recipient Jillian Haslam Fights Poverty From a Place of Knowing
Mother Teresa Award Recipient Jillian Haslam Fights Poverty From a Place of Knowing
Jillian Haslam is a serial TEDx Speaker, Trainer, Author, and amazing philanthropist with a story to back it all. The year 2022 will likely see her book and the film about her life coming into the spotlight. For now, she hits the stage with her reality check for us all, and a fearless determination to make things better for others in the exact spot where she was as a child or, as she might say, a "slum girl." Today, as a professional certified international speaker, Jillian is retained by corporations and organizations worldwide to bring her powerful message that speaks to the deeply-rooted drive that is so central to a human being's desire to survive and overcome odds.  Speaking is a large part of her UK-headquartered business, but, there's more.  Her Indian-based group of charities falls under the umbrella of Remedia Trust, which provides education, food, supplies, and lots more to everyone from young girls to the aging, disabled, "the friendless," and "those without love." Jillian is using her history of extreme poverty; her childhood riddled with torture-induced anxiety, lack of safety and sanitation, and sadness over loss, to bring others out of the situation she suffered. Jillian actually received food and clothing from Mother Teresa long before she received the award bearing Saint Teresa's name and shared this and much of her incredible story with three teenaged girls, each from different countries, in an eye-opening conversation hosted by Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek. Meet Jillian Haslam.  Joining this conversation are Chaitali Sinha of India, Aditi Banerjee of the UK, Namara Lwansa of Tanzania, and Jillian's publisher, Teri Rider. Websites: http://www.jillianhaslam.com/ http://www.remediatrust.org/ ------------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
54:19
October 10, 2021
Investor Series-Neal Katz is Innovating How To Finance Impact Projects
Investor Series-Neal Katz is Innovating How To Finance Impact Projects
Neal Katz has applied a simple concept to a complex problem. His paradigm shift has investors keeping their money but allowing their cash to create the vehicle for projects to move forward. Under the umbrella of Conscientious Credit Funding Corporation (CCFC), as Founder and CEO, Neal matches projects and investors for green construction and other major sustainable impact projects. He talks about the work of CCFC with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer, Mary Kurek. Website: https://ccfoglobal.org/ ------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative and solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
34:46
October 07, 2021
Rasha Hammad of Youth Underground Fights Human Trafficking Through Awareness and Education Policy
Rasha Hammad of Youth Underground Fights Human Trafficking Through Awareness and Education Policy
Rasha Hammad is located in Geneva, Switzerland where she has accomplished something pretty remarkable - she's been able to get education on human trafficking as a part of school curriculums in that country.  She works this hard having, seen within the roles she's had in major NGOs, how people are focusing on the wrong issues of human trafficking.  Once you start to dissect the "business" of human trafficking, then you can understand how best to prevent, educate, and in Rasha's case, advocate for policy integration into schools to inform potential victims.  She founded Youth Underground with this mission in mind. “We do our best to guide the youth, but at the end of the day, they also guide us. This is what Youth Underground is all about.”  Rasha Hammad She talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer, Mary Kurek, about Youth Underground, and how she's moving this much-needed conversation into schools with age-appropriate awareness information that saves lives. https://youth-underground.com/ ------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
31:02
October 02, 2021
Princess Adewoyin Makes Language Services and English Education Accessible
Princess Adewoyin Makes Language Services and English Education Accessible
Nigeria is her homeland, but, currently a Cape Verde resident, Princess Adewoyin serves as Consul General at the Federation of International Gender and Human Rights (FIGHR) and, also, the National Coordinator for the International Human Rights Commission. Her role has her working heavily in translating documents into understandable and culture-conscious instruments that inform, construct programs and policies, and facilitate business. Her work extends to a passion project – the English Development Center where the focus on culture, language, and education brings new opportunities to the Cape Verde region and beyond. Breaking down barriers where the ability to speak English is the biggest challenge is a priority for Princess. She talks about her work in education and the projects she’s involved with that provide basics for those in need with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer, Mary Kurek. -------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovation solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
19:49
September 26, 2021
Former US Cong. Richard Swett Has a Unique Solution for Building Sustainable Economies
Former US Cong. Richard Swett Has a Unique Solution for Building Sustainable Economies
Former US Congressman Richard Swett (also a former US Ambassador to Denmark) spent the summer of 2021 visiting several African countries with the aim of figuring out best opportunities to launch his economic development solution.  The solution can be both technical and agricultural in nature, but very well orchestrated to involve a community-owned approach to developing a local economy and wealth creation...anywhere in the world.  Congressman Swett talks about how he and his partner plan their work with Frontrunners Innovate Producer & Business Developer, Mary Kurek. Sites for Cong. Swett: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inspiredconsumer/  https://www.climateprosperitysolutions.com/ ------------------------------ Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovation solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
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September 25, 2021
Divyanshi Mehta Works to Change Viewpoints on Women's Rights
Divyanshi Mehta Works to Change Viewpoints on Women's Rights
Divyanshi Mehta is an analyst, speaker, and content developer who also serves as the State General Secretary for the National Youth Council in India. It is the latter that is giving her the platform for the very strong voice she uses to create impact for women. As she also sits on the Advisory Council of the Anti-Sexual Harassment National Council, Divyanshi sets herself on the leadership path to making a difference for women in India and elsewhere. Along with cohost Chaitali Sinha, (Daughters Global Leadership Mentee-India), Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer interviews Divyanshi about her work and what's ahead. Divyanshi's Contact: Website:  www.youthcouncilofindia.org Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/divyanshi-mehta-86509082 ------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
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September 20, 2021
Igweshi Augustine is a Global Peace and Youth Advocate Who Uses Policymaking to Create Change
Igweshi Augustine is a Global Peace and Youth Advocate Who Uses Policymaking to Create Change
Igweshi Augustine of Nigeria works as hard at impact as he does with his real estate and global resources business. Working under several leadership titles that show his social impact passion and direction toward governance that matters, he makes the kind of progress that brings needed change. Igweshi speaks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer, Mary Kurek, about his amazing work with the Center for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development Africa. Igweshi's Contact: Website: www.cepasedafrica.org Personal blog: https://igweshiaugustine.disha.page Social media links: https://www.facebook.com/austine.igweshi Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/igweshi-augustine-633601164 Twitter:  @Austinecespef, Instagram @Austin_CEPASD ------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
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September 20, 2021
Sam Adewale Innovates Solutions Before and During Disasters and Pandemics
Sam Adewale Innovates Solutions Before and During Disasters and Pandemics
Sam Adewale is native to Nigeria but currently lives in the United States working through his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University with a devoted interest in public health.  Sam is also a social entrepreneur has been a founding team member of a couple of programs aimed at helping those in need during disaster situations.  But, this 2x winner of the MIT Covid19 Hackathon has a new endeavor; an innovation that uses AI and machine learning to predict pandemics, therefore, allowing the public health community the time to prepare and create sustainable solutions.  He's just at the beginning stages but, he talks about the vision and the needs he has to move it toward pilot with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Global Impact Business Developer.  To view the video interview and have access to more information on Sam, visit: https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/sam-adewale-innovates-solutions-before-and-during-disasters-and-pandemics/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/opeoluwa-adewale-831a53a1/  Sam Adewale's Linkedin ---------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
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September 11, 2021
Chukwuma Okenwa is a Voice for Education in Nigeria
Chukwuma Okenwa is a Voice for Education in Nigeria
Chukwuma Okenwa is a school administrator, social entrepreneur, and oftentimes, the spokesperson for issues on education in his country of Nigeria. Chukwuma has a global vision for moving entrepreneurship forward and bringing innovation in education and lifelong learning to his continent. He creates impact through the Lead Network, the Values Project, and more, and is continuously looking for new opportunities to learn, grow, and lead.  Chukwuma shared his story and his vision with Frontrunners Innovate Producer & Business Developer, Mary Kurek. Meet Chukwuma Okenwa.  (30-minute audio).  See the video interview, bio, and contact info here. ------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is a media platform and community headquarters for leaders in innovation and those working on solving the world's problems.  We call our community "The Frontrunners League."  The platform embraces diversity in innovative solution providers and is global in nature.  Since we are also a business development network, we conduct activities to help grow the businesses and impact of those in the League and clients with whom we consult.  We work with governments, diplomats, NGOs, and founders on creating the connections necessary to move their work forward.  For more information, visit:  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/
30:35
September 10, 2021
Nikita Shukla is a World Economic Forum Shaper Using “Courageous Conversations” To Create Change
Nikita Shukla is a World Economic Forum Shaper Using “Courageous Conversations” To Create Change
Nikita Shukla is a youth advocate, equality-in-healthcare promotor, and economic empowerment activist. As a World Economic Forum “Shaper,” Nikita’s work centers on having what she calls “courageous conversations.” These conversations would be the ones where the aim is to find that place of mindset shift where change can actually happen.  Nikita understands that her youth, sex, and even her skin color may create a challenge in her work, but, undaunted, she adopts the platform of an organization that offers her voice a place and platform.  That organization is the Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation. Nikita uses all vehicles accessible to her to reach goals, but, in particular, as a global health analyst, her data skills make for great fuel for seeing clearly where change is needed most. Nikita talks with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer about the work she does, the challenges she faces, and the accomplishments that make her smile. Visit link below for full video version: https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/nikita-shukla-is-a-world-economic-forum-shaper-using-courageous-conversations-to-create-change/ -------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is the Media Platform and Innovator Community (Frontrunners League) under the umbrella of the impact-focused business development company called Frontrunners Development, Inc.  For more information on how we connect innovators to impact and how you can get involved, visit us at www.frontrunnersinnovate.com  We want to know what you are doing to solve big problems.
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September 05, 2021
ThankGod Okosun and Holds Q & A with African Civil Society Organizations
ThankGod Okosun and Holds Q & A with African Civil Society Organizations
ThankGod Okosun of the Palladium Group in Nigeria speaks with Amb. Yasmin Jemal, founder of Know My Generation of Ethiopia and Prince Omenihu, founder of Caring Beyond Borders of Nigeria about how he works with CSO leaders on preparing for grant funding. He also talks about his vision in the works for training subject-matter experts to consult with CSOs as they work toward grant eligibility. This is a recorded conversation to share with those who could benefit from knowing about this resource. ThankGod Okosun on Linkedin ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Frontrunners Innovate is the Media Platform and Innovator Community (Frontrunners League) under the umbrella of the impact-focused business development company called Frontrunners Development, Inc.  For more information on how we connect innovators to impact and how you can get involved, visit us at www.frontrunnersinnovate.com  We want to know what you are doing to solve big problems.
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September 04, 2021
ThankGod Okosun Helps Civil Society Organizations Prepare for Funding
ThankGod Okosun Helps Civil Society Organizations Prepare for Funding
ThankGod is the Organizational Development Advisor for the Palladium Group in Nigeria.  The work he does helps civil society organizations (CSOs) to develop the structure that is necessary to achieve grant status.  ThankGod shares the need for this important work and his vision for accelerating the capacity to help more CSOs in the near future with Frontrunners Innovate Producer & Business Developer, Mary Kurek. ThankGod on Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/thankgod-okosun-07a3b015a/ Frontrunners Innovate is the Media Platform and Innovator Community (Frontrunners League) under the umbrella of the impact-focused business development company called Frontrunners Development, Inc.  For more information on how we connect innovators to impact and how you can get involved, visit us at www.frontrunnersinnovate.com  We want to know what you are doing to solve big problems.
37:23
September 02, 2021
Jennifer Ettinger is a Red Carpet PR Pro Who Empowers Women to Have Their Own Break Throughs
Jennifer Ettinger is a Red Carpet PR Pro Who Empowers Women to Have Their Own Break Throughs
Jennifer Ettinger is a Social PR Strategist, Founder of Pink Dreams and Fit Your Style, but all of this success came after some pretty tough times that included a debilitating illness. Then, it happened; the door to opportunity opened and she walked through and right onto the red carpet. But, Jennifer’s story continues into work that opens similar doors for others. She shares what and how with Mary Kurek, Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer.  Click link below for the video interview and links for contact. https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/jennifer-ettinger-is-a-red-carpet-pr-pro-who-empowers-women-to-have-their-own-break-throughs/ Frontrunners Innovate is the Media Platform and Innovator Community (Frontrunners League) under the umbrella of the impact-focused business development company called Frontrunners Development, Inc.  For more information on how we connect innovators to impact and how you can get involved, visit us at www.frontrunnersinnovate.com  We want to know what you are doing to solve big problems.
22:35
August 28, 2021
Prashan De Visser is Building a Youth Peace Movement Through Global Unites
Prashan De Visser is Building a Youth Peace Movement Through Global Unites
Prashan De Visser wants peace for everyone.  He is committed to non-violent, proactive, grassroots efforts towards conflict transformation and reconciliation.  It's a way forward that builds back communities and develops muscles in nations that haven't seen strength in years.  And, he is strategic about his mission.  He shares his story, the impact he's making through his organization, Global Unites, and a call-to-action for young peacebuilders in this interview with Frontrunners Innovate Producer & Business Developer, Mary Kurek. Global Unites:  https://www.globalunites.org Frontrunners Innovate (Link to Page for Prashan and Video Interview)  https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/prashan-de-visser-is-building-a-youth-peace-movement-through-global-unites/ Frontrunners Innovate is the Media Platform and Innovator Community (Frontrunners League) under the umbrella of the impact-focused business development company called Frontrunners Development, Inc.  For more information on how we connect innovators to impact and how you can get involved, visit us at www.frontrunnersinnovate.com  We want to know what you are doing to solve big problems.
19:46
August 28, 2021
Ambassador and Fashion Designer Gilbert Boye Teaches By Inspiring Planet-Friendly Designs
Ambassador and Fashion Designer Gilbert Boye Teaches By Inspiring Planet-Friendly Designs
Amb Gilbert Boye teaches Management In Living and General Knowledge In Art while developing his own fashion business in Ghana.  His unique style matches his mission to help alleviate waste and create sustainable solutions that can be adopted throughout communities.  Amb Boye speaks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Impact Business Developer, Mary Kurek about how he's creatively approaching fashion and planet kindness and who he needs to help in producing new ideas.
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August 16, 2021
Ecovillage and Permaculture Expert Sonita Mbah Explains Processes with Youth Leaders
Ecovillage and Permaculture Expert Sonita Mbah Explains Processes with Youth Leaders
In a Q & A style interview, Sonita Mbah explains the concept of permaculture and how it operates within an Ecovillage.  Her firsthand experience and expertise in designing with permaculture were fascinating and especially informative for the young leaders who shared hosting duties with Frontrunners Innovate Producer and Business Developer, Mary Kurek. Emma Ochieng of Kenya and Prince Omenihu of Nigeria co-hosted.
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August 16, 2021
Dr. Madelaine Gomes Teaches Personal Mastery and Entrepreneurship Through Mind and Heart Connection
Dr. Madelaine Gomes Teaches Personal Mastery and Entrepreneurship Through Mind and Heart Connection
Dr. Madelaine Gomes is a former corporate leader who, like many others, walked away to find her true self on the impact path. She is a mindset alchemist, metaphysician, and healer.  Her strong feelings about helping Africans learn how to create the kind of mindset that brings sustainable progress in living well caused her to found the Dharmic School of Personal Mastery and Business Success based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  She spoke with Frontrunners Innovate Producer & Business Developer, Mary Kurek about her journey to the new work that helps others create their own way forward.
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August 16, 2021
Frontrunners Innovate Hosted Global Fundraiser Panel
Frontrunners Innovate Hosted Global Fundraiser Panel
Recorded Q & A session with 4 fundraising experts - almost all are also serial entrepreneurs and/or serial investors.  Backgrounds in banking, cap raising with highly credentialed firms, and/or serving on boards with names like Mark Cuban.  The info and Q & A over the hour were quite meaningful attendees. Thanks to Vandana Tolani, Tushar Kansal, Paulina Tenner, and Atif Zafar.  Sharing here to help others.  www.frontrunnersinnovate.com  Media Platform & Innovator Community (Business Dev for Impact)
51:36
July 19, 2021
Enrique Mendizabal Helps The World's Researchers Develop Better Think Tanks
Enrique Mendizabal Helps The World's Researchers Develop Better Think Tanks
Enrique Mendizabal, the founder of On Think Tanks, has a research and think tank background.  His work has allowed him an insider's view of how think tanks systems could be created to allow for better operations and research.  They train researchers, advise think tanks, and catalog them. They also create reports based on research trends. Their work is invaluable to the institutions that rely on evidence-based research to inform their policy-making.  Enrique shares with Frontrunners Innovate Founder, Mary Kurek, details on how they operate with think tanks and the institutions that use them for their challenging policy-making decisions.  https://onthinktanks.org/ https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/ Media and Community for Frontrunners of Impact
43:02
July 09, 2021
Ambassador Dr. Hassan Rengou Mfouakie Sets a Global Stage for the World Youth Summit
Ambassador Dr. Hassan Rengou Mfouakie Sets a Global Stage for the World Youth Summit
Amb Hassan Mfouakie is a young man from Cameroon currently living in Cyprus, having stepped aside from his traditional education to become passionately involved in paving the way for young Africans to share their voices on peace and progress.  The Amb, along with the team that supports the World Youth Summit (WYS), enjoys the support of many world governments and NGOs, like the African Union and the UN, as their work promotes the UN SDGs. The Ambassador talks with Frontrunners Innovate Producer, Mary Kurek, about his journey toward founding WYS and the work they are doing beyond the Summit to focus on specific world issues.   https://worldyouthsummit.org/ https://www.frontrunnersinnovate.com/  Media Platform & Innovator Community for Frontrunners of Impact
30:54
July 07, 2021