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Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Seungah Jeong (episode 33)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Seungah Jeong (episode 33)

March 31, 2021
An extra long podcast episode with President and CEO, Seungah Jeong of the company MPOWERD to make this Women's History Month extra special. Seungah has spent her career shaping global brands and driving them toward success.  She’s a pro at managing teams, leading retail partnerships and building things from scratch, especially when it comes to small business. A company co-founder in her own right, Seungah brings to MPOWERD two decades of consumer goods experience, balancing a keen eye for design with a sharp business acumen. With a background in philosophy and environmental studies, she’s passionate about the potential companies have to create positive impact. In her spare time, Seungah's an avid reader, runner and kickboxer – and she's even been known to bust a move!
 
Real Leaders, a digital and print magazine has been recognizing the business leaders creating a positive social and environmental impact for over a decade. In celebration of Women’s History Month, they highlighted 100 women who are leading us towards a brighter future and Seungah is on their list! A lot of reasons to make this last episode of the Women's History Month an extra long one! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.
 
You can follow MPOWERD on facebook, instagram and twitter.
 
Don't forget to check our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen consisting of songs chosen by our podcast guests. Please let me/us know via our email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
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Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Gissou Nia (episode 32)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Gissou Nia (episode 32)

March 24, 2021
Gissou Nia is a senior fellow with Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. She currently leads an effort to build a strategic litigation program on the Middle East and North Africa.
 
Nia is a human rights lawyer and non-profit leader. She serves as board chair of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center where she is helping develop and oversee the group’s human rights advocacy and legal programs, which seek to promote accountability, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Iran. She previously served as the Executive Director for the group, and as the Deputy Director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran.
 
Nia started her career in The Hague, where she worked on war crimes and crimes against humanity trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court. She lectures and publishes widely on human rights developments in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the rule of law in post-conflict and transitional societies.
 
Although not mentioned in this episode, Gissou Nia picked the following two songs for our Spotify Playlist #WalkTalkListen: Awake of Tycho and illuminant of Trilucid & Esque. 
 
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Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Maya Azucena (episode 31)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Maya Azucena (episode 31)

March 17, 2021
Singer-songwriter and humanitarian Maya Azucena and she is known for making music that uplifts the soul. Among several awards for her music and humanitarian outreach, Azucena garnered a Grammy Certificate for contributing her 4-octave range and soul-stylings to a feature performance with Stephen Marley on Best Reggae Album of the Year, “Mind Control.” Brooklyn-native Maya is an avid independent touring artist and songwriter performing globally. Maya has devoted a significant amount of her career to human rights participation. In 2006, Maya sang at the "Save Darfur: Rally to Stop Genocide" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in solidarity with Barack Obama, Paul Rusesabagina, George Clooney, Elie Wiesel and numerous other performers, activists, and celebrities. More recently, she performed as a part of Marcus Miller's concert for Japanese tsunami relief. She sang alongside bassist Marcus Miller, keyboardist Robert Glasper, and rapper Q-Tip. She wrote two songs for the IFC documentary Lockdown USA, which examines the 1972 Rockefeller Drug Laws. Maya provided music for Emmy-Winning UN documentarian Lisa Russel's latest film Not Yet Rain, regarding the advancement of Women's health laws and reproductive rights in Ethiopia. She also performed two years in a row at the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in New York City's Central Park. The race is a massive fundraiser for breast cancer research. Maya produced Hope Night, a concert event devoted to domestic abuse awareness. The event brought together several nonprofit organizations and speakers, including Governor ’’David Paterson’’. In 2008 Maya and her band did a five-week US State Department-sponsored tour of Burma, China, Philippines and Sri-Lanka as part of The Rhythm Road/American Music Abroad Program, performing concerts and workshops while appearing national press in an effort to create cultural exchange. Since then, in 2009, Maya did a similar tour for cultural exchange in Honduras and El Salvador, and will be returning to Honduras for another program.You can find more info on her website: mayaazucena.com
 
At the end of the podcast, Maya is asking the to let us know if our podcast episode resonates with the listeners and I can't agree with her more. Please let me/us know via email incubationlab@cwsglobal.org what you think about this particular episode and the previous ones. We would love to hear from you.
 
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Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Step Vaessen (episode 30)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Step Vaessen (episode 30)

March 10, 2021
Step Vaessen is a Senior International Correspondent of Al Jazeera English who is back in her home country The Netherlands since a year now. Previously she reported on Asia for more than 20 years and was one of the most senior international journalists covering the region. After Asia she went for a couple of years to Moscow. She has been working for Al Jazeera since 2006 and before she worked for NOS-TV. She witnessed first hand most of the major news events in Asia: the fall of president Soeharto in 1998, the violent aftermath of the referendum for independence in East Timor, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the protests against Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaya Purnama and major natural disasters in Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and numerous religious and ethnic conflicts. She covered stories in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea. She made several documentaries for 101 East: Indonesia's killing fields about anti-communist massacres in 1965, Indonesia's Rock governor about the rise of president Joko Widodo and a film for the Correspondent series: Trail of Murder, Indonesia's bloody retreat from East Timor, which was nominated Best Documentary at the Asian TV awards in Singapore. For Talk to Al Jazeera she did several interviews with Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo and Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaya Purnama. She published a book (in Dutch), Jihad with Sambal, and won an Academy Award in 2005 for her reports on the Indian Ocean tsunami. Step and I know each other from Indonesia as we were both in that country during the 2004 Tsunami. During our conversation Step refers to the recent riots that occurred in the Netherlands, this is a link to the story. You can follow Step via twitter and instagram.
 
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Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Alicia Fall (episode 29)

Virtual Walk Talk Listen with Alicia Fall (episode 29)

March 3, 2021
Alicia Fall is the founder of Her Many Voices Foundation (HMVF), a small organization that does big things in the world. The mission of the foundation is to ignite the Artivist (Artist/Activist) in all people, in order to move their passions to purpose, for the betterment of women, children and our Mother Earth. They aim to achieve their vision by uniting humanity through the arts. The "Her"  in Her Many Voices makes reference to Mother Earth and the "Many Voices," to all of her children, which makes us all sisters and brothers. Comprised of artists, activists and global community members, Alicia and her team believe that women and children are the primary shapers of the future of our global community and we believe that providing vulnerable populations with education and resources to elevate themselves will uplift the community as a whole.
 
In the conversation, Alica refers to Earth Day, April 22nd as a special event will be happening to celebrate Indigenous Wisdom.  You can follow the Foundation on Facebook and Twitter. This episode contains an Alicia Fall's original song called "Many Blessings".
 
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