Elizabeth Babcock, Chief Public Engagement Officer of the California Academy of Sciences, discusses the unique elements of one of the largest cultural attractions on the West Coast, including initiatives to improve access to STEM education, unique conservation efforts of endangered species, and its fascinating exhibits that are key to inspiring learning through discovery.
Minister of Liberation Cecil William discusses the founding and future of Glide as an organization that celebrates unconditional love and advances social justice.Cecil Williams was born in San Angelo, Texas, and in 1955 he became one of the first five African American graduates of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He became pastor at Glide in 1963, focusing not just on ministering to Methodists in the community, but also on the never ending struggle to secure justice for all, particularly for the impoverished, disenfranchised and marginalized among us. Glide has served the poor and disenfranchised for over 40 years and has been at the forefront of anti-poverty, civil rights, HIV/AIDS, recovery, gender equality, tolerance, and other battles. With diverse programs, including meals, health, family services, training and employment, recovery, supportive housing,among others Glide has been a major force for social justice.
Telle Whitney, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Anita Borg Institute, discusses how women have played a crucial role in the advancement of technology in America, and the need for organizations to not only recognize their incredible contributions, but also to open up more leadership opportunities for the overlooked pool of talent.
Executive Director Sue Gardner discussed the challenges of stewarding an international community that develops, contributes to, and uses the world’s largest free knowledge project. Interview from 2009.
Diana Campoamor, President of Hispanics in Philanthropy, discusses the importance of ‘giving’ and the role of philanthropy in leveraging resources to connect Latino communities and organizations with foundations that will help them achieve their goals.
President Gail Kong discusses her work as the founder of a philanthropic organization serving diverse Asian-American communities, particularly the challenges of fundraising and forging consensus on priorities across cultural groups that have both common and divergent interests
Telle Whitney, President & CEO of Anita Borg Institute, explains the importance of focusing on retention and representation of women in leadership roles in technology, and the impact that it has on encouraging younger generations of women at entry-level careers in engineering.