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Gene and Arlene Rumley Change Lives for Orphans in India

In Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

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 …

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Susanne Wilson of Water to Thrive Partners with Local NGOs to Make Clean Water Accessible in Africa

In Africa, Publisher Channel, Water and Sanitation by Mary Kurek

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 …

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Dr Sandie Morgan Teaches Certification Training on Human Trafficking Awareness and Ethics

In Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

As an RN, Sandie Morgan has seen her share of terrifying incidences where trafficked victims have ended up as a patient. Since then, her advocacy to end human trafficking has 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. …

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Katja Iversen Sets Equality and Purpose-Driven Leadership on the Sustainability Path

In gender equality, Human Rights, Publisher Channel, womensempowerment by Mary Kurek

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 …

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Mary Kurek’s BizDev Boost Podcast – Episode 4 – Elevating Your Practice With a Viz Vehicle

In BizDev Boost, Publisher Channel, Uncategorised by Mary Kurek

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, …

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What I’ve Learned from Frontrunners by Mary Kurek

In Publisher Channel, Updates by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

It’s amazing when I look back on how many people I’ve interviewed over the last eight years.  I’ve begun keeping count of the countries in which I’ve established a rapport with a “Frontrunner.”  My definition of a Frontrunner, by the way, is a person who is out front with their ideas, innovation, activism, diplomatic service, programs, devices, and so on.  …

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A Soul – Christmas Poem by Chaitali Sinha

In Art and Culture, Daughters Global, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

A beautiful sentiment this Christmas Day (2021) from one of our young Frontrunners.   Chaitali is an 18-year-old aspiring design student from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. At the age of 12 years, she was inspired by nature and started writing poems as a hobby. She blogs under the title “Life View Through Poems with Chaitali.” This is where she shares her …

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Holiday Poem 2021 – The Eve of Meaning by Mary Kurek

In Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

This poem is my Christmas gift to you, along with the performance of the song that created the experience.  The song is actually a poem set into music and is a long-beloved Christmas carol – one that I never really “heard” before last Christmas Eve.   I voiced the poem as a podcast episode for those who would rather listen.  See …