Welcome to Episode 19 of Good Will Hunters! This week I chat to Alicia Curtis, Founder of Alyceum and 100 Women.
Like last week’s guest, Dr Jemma Green, I came across Alicia at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Alicia was nominated for her work in establishing and growing 100 Women, a giving circle intended to ignite women’s philanthropy. Alicia gave a TEDx talk on this very topic in Peth last year. In that talk, Alicia spoke about how many women, traditionally, don’t view themselves as philanthropists because they’re not on extraordinarily high wages. When we think of philanthropists, we think of Bill Gates or Andrew Forrest, not ourselves! Alicia and her team at 100 Women are out to change this perception, teaching us that we can all be philanthropists. You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out how..!
Alicia and I also chat about why we should all consider joining a not for profit board, and the skills needed from modern day board members. I am inspired by every guest I have on this show but this episode in particular was like a call to action for me, to join a board, to become a philanthropist and to never shy away from leadership.
– Whitepaper on joining NFP Boards – https://alyceum.com.au/launching-the-white-paper-4-strategic-reasons-to-support-your-staff-to-seek-a-not-for-profit-board-position/
-100 Women – https://100women.com.au
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Rachel and the GWH Team
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