Stories of Shifting Context

Storytelling, the main approach in this book, is recognized as a powerful way to create social impact. A Georgetown University course called Social Impact Storytelling states that:

History has shown that stories are inextricably linked to what it means to be human. Before there was formal communication, there were stories. It should come as no surprise, then, that social movements and organizations like nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses are now working to leverage stories as a strategic tool to advance important missions. Effective stories are powerful because they drive action: spurring donations, mobilizing supporters, and more. By building emotional connections, stories bring to life the work of the issues we care so much about in ways that other forms of communication cannot. 

Here are short descriptions of the sheroes/heroes from the book:

Alma Cota de Yanez

Directora, FESAC Fundacion del Empresariado Sonorense AC Capitulo Nogales, Mexico

Commitment: To provide needed services to Nogales’ marginalized population

Anita Borg

Computer scientist and co-founder of the Institute for Women and Technology and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (deceased)

Commitment: To have women influence the use of technology and the whole technology industry

Ashlie Bryant

CEO and Co-Founder 3Strands Global, El Dorado Hills, CA

Commitment: To end human trafficking and other forms of human slavery

Barbara Bylenga

Founder, and Executive Director of SHE-CAN

Commitment: To have women step into their rightful leadership roles worldwide

Barbara Key

Authoress, consultant, coach, and teacher

Commitment: To shine her light so others know that life is shaped by cares

Barry Posner

PhD, Professor of Leadership, ex-Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, author of The Leadership Challenge, and consultant

Bryan Neider

CEO Ability Path

Commitment: To live the true meaning of inclusion

Catherine Wanjohi

Founder and Executive Director, LifeBloom Services, transformative leadership coach/mentor, and author

Commitment: To bring human dignity and livelihoods to Naivasha’s marginalized women

Deanna Kosaraju

Founder/CEO at Global Tech Women

Commitment: To stimulate women in technology supporting each other

Diti Mookherjee

CEO, Association for Social and Environmental Development, Kolkata, India

Commitment: To teach youth to protect and cherish nature

Erin Montgomery

Vice President of Human Resources Ability Path

Commitment: To live the true meaning of inclusion

Dr. Florence Temu

Country Director, AMREF Tanzania

Commitment: To inspire ambition in the youth of Tanzania

Kathryn Johnson

Hospital and Healthcare Consultant and philanthropist,

Commitment: To transform the healthcare industry

Linda Alepin

leadership author and consultant, former F 200 executive, retired Executive Professor and past president, AAUW Tucson

Commitment: To promote a world alive with peace, justice, and love

Lucky K. Chhetri

Founder/Director of 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking & Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN), Nepal

Commitment: To give Nepalese women a chance to succeed

Maame Afon Yelbert-Sai

Chief Steward @MILT Strategy & Relationship Architect Leadership Impact Coach and Mentor

Commitment: To live whole woman, whole leader, whole world

Mary Burns

President at the Kasimu Education Foundation, (deceased)

Commitment: To create a sustainability for Kasimu village

Phionah Musumba

Founder and Executive Director, Malkia Foundation

Commitment: To provide STEM education for girls in Kenya

Priya Thakoor

Managing Executive: Digital Channels at Vodacom

Commitment: To provide financial freedom for everyone

Philile Mkhize

Technology Divisional Executive - Corporate Functions at Liberty Group South Africa

Commitment: To provide financial freedom for everyone

Sabore Ole Oyie

Maasai Warrior and Elder

Commitment: To support health and equity for women and men in his region

Sandhya Puchalapalli

President, Vijay Foundation Trust

Commitment: To allow more baby girls to have joyful lives

Sema Basol

Co-founder Turkish Women & Initiative

Commitment: To promote equity for Turkish women through stepping into leadership

Smarita Sengupta

Founder, Destiny Foundation

Commitment: To create livelihoods and education for Indian women leaving the sex trade