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Today’s guest is Christen Brandt, Co-Founder and Chief Programs Officer at She’s the First, an organization working to create a world where girls are safe and have equal rights. At the end of 2019, She’s the First had a presence in over 21 countries, had over 500 graduates of partner programs, and reached over 11,000 girls.
2020 has brought even more success for She’s the First, Christen, and her co-founder Tammy Tibbetts. The two of them can now call themselves authors, as their new book, Impact: A Step by Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In, was just released.
Christen came into the sandbox to discuss some core takeaways from the book including defining your North Star, band-aids versus system solutions, and overcoming the “shoulders” out there.
This is an awesome episode for those who are looking to make an impact.
[2:22] How Christen found her work wife
[15:11] Serving women to create more firsts
[19:03] How Christen’s experience lead her to fight for girls’ rights
[22:22] Defining your North Star
[33:13] Creating an Impact Pitch
[39:27] Finding help to progress She’s the First
[47:04] Baid-aids vs system solutions
[54:03] Overcoming the “shoulders” and but what about-ism
[1:45] “Seeing the book on the shelf and seeing my name on the spine; that is the thing that gives me butterflies.”
[11:37] “To have a good partnership, or to be a good leader, you need to be open to critique.”
[25:13] “The people that can look around them and identify what is broken can often see all of it.”
[45:27] “We talk a lot about not letting perfect get in the way of better.”
[57:56] “If you are working on an issue area that is not personal to you, you are not going to sustain that over the course of your life.”
[59:56] “No one can do everything but everyone can do something.”
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