Innovating Minds: Rise Up and Shape the World to Come
The world as we know it is changing overnight. From the pandemic to the citizen-led movements for racial and constitutional justice, we’re going through the largest global upheaval in modern history. And while so much seems so uncertain, one thing is still true: We get to decide what role we’ll play now. In this inspiring call-to-action, author, give-back leader, and speaker Susan Skog will explore how these times invite us to rise up and be the architects of what’s to come. These collective emergencies call us to emerge as the sheroes needed in these times, tapping our own incredible power, voices, gifts, generosity, and shared sisterhood. How do we avoid hunkering down, bracing for the next awful thing? How can we live with greater hope and humanity even in a world that can look increasingly unhinged? How do we come together and trust that something greater may be in the making? One person at a time.
About the speaker
Trained as a journalist, Susan Skog is an eight-time author, freelance writer, developing world advocate, and speaker. Susan’s written for AARP, The NY Times, Forbes, Science, Huffington Post, Today.com, and others. Susan’s been fortunate to have her work supported by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Jane Goodall Institute, Jennifer Buffett, Abigail Disney, and the late Howard Zinn, and Yolanda King, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter.
As a communications leader for developing world nonprofits, Susan’s rallied support for girls’ education, safe water, maternal health, and poverty relief. She gathered untold stories, from Asia to Africa, to raise awareness, funding, and coverage among leading news organizations, philanthropists, donors, and corporations.
Since 2018, Susan’s turned her focus to young people. After writing her first young adult book, Your Voice Matters: Stand Up, Speak Out, she’s worked with young people in Colorado and beyond to help them use their voices for good to make a better world.