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Arafat Lesheve Proves Youth Are Making a Difference in Tanzania

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Education, Employment, Empowerment, Publisher Channel, Youth by Mary Kurek

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 …

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Mary Kureks BizDev Boost Podcast Episode 3: Gaps and Segues – How to See the Opportunities in Conversations

In BizDev Boost, Publisher Channel 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, …

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Frontrunners Update – Diplomatic Training – Gold – Search – Philanthropy – Investors

In Publisher Channel, Updates by Mary Kurek

November 2, 2021 New Frontrunners: Welcome to the League! Jillian Haslam:  Philanthropist/Author/TEDx Speaker  Interview here Eleanor Haglund:  Aspire360 Investor/Founder Match Platform  Interview here Adam Gordon:  Plumb.one Independent Search Engine focused on research  Interview here Joyce Nwatuobi:  ThriveHealth Kidney and Behavioral Telehealth  Interview here Don’t forget that you can listen to our interviews and related content on your favorite podcast platform.  Link …

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Mary Kurek’s BizDev Podcast Series – Episode 2 – How to See Opportunities in Conversations

In BizDev Boost, Networking, Networking Opps, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

This page is a companion to the BizDev Boost Podcast Series, Episode 2.  In this episode, I reviewed a couple of tips on how to identify the opportunities that show up in conversations.  The point of this series is to help those people who are business developing for their own businesses or other organizations.  It’s my aim to help others learn …

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Mary Kurek’s BizDev Boost Podcast Series – Episode 1 – Build a Better ToolBox

In BizDev Boost, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

This page is a companion to the BizDev Boost Podcast Series, Episode 1.  In this episode, I reviewed 3 tips to help those people who are business developing for their own businesses or other organizations.  It’s my aim to help others learn how to connect like a Frontrunner! Tip 1)  Your Network is Your “ToolBox” – Build a Better ToolBox.  …

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James Akan Aims High To Lead Through Policy to Create Change for African Youth

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Publisher Channel, Youth by ihelmadmin

Already a policymaker with policy drafts in his hands, James Akan uses his position as a Spokesperson at Democracy Africa Youth Parliament as a training ground for bigger dreams in governance. James’ passion is only eclipsed by his intelligence about how to create change through policymaking and, like a smart governing leader, he listens to the youth he is serving …

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Your Opportunities for Impact: 19th Edition on Sustainable Development in Africa

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Producing the 19th edition of Frontrunners Innovate on Self-Sustaining Continent-African Innovations for Development was a labor love for myself and Dr. Osita Aniemeka.  The people who shared stories of impact and offered suggestions and ideas on how to achieve sustainable development are remarkable.   Normally, about a week after we release a new edition of the magazine, we put up a …

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Things Learned From Innovators in 2 Years

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September 2019 marks the second anniversary of The Introducer Magazine.  We couldn’t be prouder of the people we’ve featured and the impact we’ve instigated through this unique magazine/business development platform and its companion network, The Frontrunners League of Social Impact Innovation. We’ve learned a few things, too.  We thought some of what we’ve learned through interviewing and working with more …