Meaningful Podcast

Meaningful Podcast CoverMeaningful is about people who give a damn and do something about it. The first season explores the lives and work of eight young people dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing social issues around the world.

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Episode 3. Emma Holten: Now I Do Something Feminist

Emma Holten is an acclaimed feminist activist who came into the public eye after launching The Consent Project with a Danish photographer Cecilie Bødker in September 2014 . The Consent Project was a direct response to Emma’s personal experience of becoming a victim of revenge porn a few years earlier …

Episode 2. Duro Oye: Use Your Past to Your Advantage

Duro Oye is an activist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur from London, United Kingdom. Over a decade ago Duro walked away from his life on the streets to start everything from scratch . Now, as the co-founder and COO of the 2020 Change Foundation, Duro works with disadvantaged young men and women …

Episode 1. Katie Carlson: Make Your Own Crown

Katie Carlson is the founder of the Paper Crown Institute, an organisation that engages girls and young women in education and capacity building programmes in Rwanda. Based in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, Katie has built an impressive career for herself. In five short years she has gone from struggling in an unfulfilling job to becoming an entrepreneur and a well-known expert in the field of gender. I first met Katie in Kigali in 2013,  and was excited to learn what she’s been up to since then (hint: it’s A LOT!). In this episode we talk about: finding your passion, switching careers after college, the value of crappy jobs, networking, fundraising, starting a social business from scratch, taking your work seriously, and making money in the social sector.