Melissa Harris-Perry on the Power of Failure in Building Movements and Our Lives

Podcast Melissa Harris, Women and Thought Leadership, The Social Change Diaries

If you’ve ever heard her speak or read her writing, you know that Melissa Harris-Perry is going to teach you something you didn’t already know, while also sharing her truth. In her interview on the Social Change Diaries, she does just that- with a no holds barred sit down with Vanessa.

Jacki Zehner’s Mission to Mobilize Unprecedented Resources for Women and Girls

Podcast Jacki Zehner, Women and Thought Leadership, The Social Change Diaries

Jacki Zehner is a community builder. Through Women Moving Millions, she, along with a group of 300 women, have provided more than 1 billion dollars in funding for the causes that impact women and girls around the world. As one of today’s most influential voices on women, money and changing the world, Jacki reframes the notion of power to be inclusive, collaborative and empowering.

Abigail Disney on Film, Universal Languages of the Heart and Social Change

Podcast Abigail Disney, Women and Thought Leadership, The Social Change Diaries

Some people believe that women were written out of history, but Abigail Disney believes that women were never written in. Through her films, she’s on a quest to change that. Abigail’s passion for storytelling, and for accurate representations of women in the quest for peace, has led her to understand what makes a woman courageous enough to share her truth, even in the most dangerous and politically charged climates. 

Strategist Erica Payne Is No Shrinking Violet

Podcast Erica Payne, Women and Thought Leadership, The Social Change Diaries

Strategist and storyteller Erica Payne is a fearless advocate for economic justice. Known to “poke the bear,” as creator of some of the most powerful issue campaigns of the last decade, Erica has built a thought leadership platform that provides a trail of bread crumbs for how women can leverage their ideas and expertise to create meaningful change.

Rinku Sen’s 360 View on Racism, Classism and Sexism

Podcast Rinku Sen, Women and Thought Leadership, The Social Change Diaries

In this episode, Race Forward Senior Strategist, Rinku Sen, looks at the world through the eyes of an activist and journalist, sharing her observations and convictions about the challenges facing women of color, in advancing their respective agendas. As a racial justice expert, Rinku beautifully touches on the importance of support and what is needed for women to excel in leadership roles.

Reclaiming Your Voice with Marianne Schnall

Podcast Marianne Schnall Women and Thought Leadership, The Social Change Diaries

Answering the question “what will it take for women to occupy the spaces and places where we are normally silenced,” Marianne Schnall shares her insights gathered from over two decades of progressive thought leadership on feminism. During her interview, Marianne advocates for the reclamation of the term “power” and encourages women to consider how “power with” and “power to,” rather than “power over,” can be used to spark change.

Ana Oliveira Explains Why Money Follows Leadership

Podcast Ana Oliveira, Women and Thought Leadership, The Social Change Diaries

Ana Oliveira offers practical advice, and the wisdom of a sage, about thought leadership for women that are working in the nonprofit sector. Her profound understanding of the sector, and candid insights about how women can best professionally support women and the secret for raising money as leaders, makes this a “must listen” interview.

The Power of Women Working Together with Ai-jen Poo

Podcast Ai-Jen Poo, Women and Thought Leadership, The Social Change Diaries

Ai-jen lets listeners peek behind the curtain of her personal thought leadership journey, to reveal what life really looks for an agent of change. From vulnerability to community, Ai-Jen shares the resources that make her one of today’s most respected thought leaders.