Be The Change Interview Featuring: Global Women 4 Wellbeing

The 2018 Be The Change Interview Series

Week 2 – Featuring: Mim Senft and Nancy Board of Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W)

Here’s the direct link to the recording on YouTube:


GW4W is on a mission to Empower healthy female leaders for a more sustainable world. They accomplish this by:

*Honoring that true gender equity is about addressing both diversity and inclusion issues

*Welcoming women from all backgrounds who want to see positive change and the great men that stand beside us

*Producing quality, unbiased research for women’s health, wellbeing and leadership challenges

*Inspiring through sharing our stories, our wisdom, mentoring and advocacy

*Highlighting self-care for leaders for personal empowerment and to be a role model for those you lead

Mim Senft, CWWS GBA AAI RYT / CEO – Global Women 4 Wellbeing

Mim Senft has over 20 years of corporate experience in project management, benefits design and wellness program strategy and implementation. She specializes in providing companies with strategies that positively impact culture and create team innovation. She is a certified as a Worksite Wellness Specialist through the National Wellness Institute; has her GBA group benefits designation through the International Foundation of Benefit Professionals (IFEBP); her property and casualty insurance certification, Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), through the Insurance Institute of America; and became a certified yoga instructor in 2006. Prior to founding Motivity Partnerships, she worked with over 70 clients in a variety of industries including finance, manufacturing, law, fashion/retail and not-for-profit. Some representative companies include Optum @ Goldman Sachs, Springleaf Financial, Tory Burch, Steptoe and Johnson Law Firm, Natures Path, Open Door and Consolidated Precision Products.

Mim is a co-founder of Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W), served on the Board of Directors for the National Wellness Institute and is a member of The Global Wellness Institute’s Future of Well Work Initiative. She is a regular speaker at conferences and roundtable discussions on topics related to employee benefits, corporate wellness/wellbeing programs, and keeping a competitive edge in today’s workplace.

Nancy Board, MSW – Co-Founder / COO – Global Women 4 Wellbeing

Nancy Board is a long time EAP professional, experienced in corporate health and wellbeing globally, and a leader in workplace mental health, trauma response, risk management and women’s issues. She is also a sought after speaker, facilitator and international trainer for women’s health & wellbeing worldwide, having worked with thousands of women to help them remove barriers to achieving success.

Previously Nancy was Vice President of Healthcare, EAP and Wellness for JP Morgan In the Asia Pacific region, responsible for over 38,000 employees in 18 countries. She is a versatile, technically savvy, culturally competent leader. Having also led individuals, teams and organizations through the chaos and grief of workplace violence and major disasters, Nancy has a unique lens from which to gauge and teach personal resiliency, recovery and trust. As Co-Founder of Global Women 4 WellBeing, she is passionate about doing more good to create gender equity and build inclusive, respectful workplaces for women to become thriving, healthy leaders.

Nancy received her Master’s degree in Social Work/Behavioral Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo, certification as a Global Professional in Human Resources and certification as Facilitator and Guide for Women’s Circles through the non-profit organization, Woman Within, International.

How You Can Help

You can visit to find ways to get involved with GW4W and their global mission to empower healthy female leaders.

Resources mentioned

Women won’t have equality for 100 years – World Economic Forum

The medical research gender gap: how excluding women from clinical trials is hurting our health


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Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring: Faith Waringa Odhiambo

Here is our Interview. We had a lot of technical difficulties so we thought it best to write the answers out. You can also watch video is below as well.

If the video didn’t show up here’s the direct link:

1) Lynette: What does “Be The Change” mean to you?

Faith: Be the change to me means that change starts with you as an individual and the ripples effect should be seen in the your attitude and how you handle day to day obstacles.

2) Lynette: Can you tell me about the work you’re doing over in Mombasa, Kenya?

Faith: Girls Shift Africa works to empower and inspire young women and girls to believe in themselves and rocking know That they can make it no matter the circumstances.
We do have mentorship sessions with institutions.
We are in the process of starting new program.

~women as tools/ambassador for peace in the homestead , community and the whole nation as a whole.

Last year we were trained with a organization called creators of peace circles and in July we had a recap with them and it was one awesome day as we shared how the training changed our lives and our relationship with friends and family.

3) Lynette: Why should someone care to give back? And what does that typically look like?

Faith: For me giving as always been part of my day to day activity. I feel it is our responsibility to take care of each other. What makes [us] do this work is the feedback [we] get from parents and guardians of the girls that we work with in institutions.

They always want to have us back, but the resources are minimal so we are just able to reach the few we can.
If you give to us it goes a long way to mentor a young Girl having problems with self esteem , one who doesn\’t know who to talk about the common teenager body changes also helps us to spread the awesome awareness of peace and conflict resolution.

4) Lynette: Business owners and grassroots organization leaders-how can we combine our superpowers and create real impact?

Faith: I Believe that entrepreneur(s) are in solidarity, so things move a bit faster plus the power of networking is just too wide this Is the only Way small business owners can grow. When we are in unison it is easier to access funds etc.

5) Lynette: What is one actionable piece advice you can give someone who wants to start a nonprofit or take up a cause?

Faith: Just make sure that you are passionate about the business /organization cause. Without passion it will be very easy to drop and just leave. But if you love what you do, money will never be an issue because you will try all the techniques possible to make sure that the organization thrives.

How You Can Help

1) Girls Shift is a very Grassroots organization so any donations are going straight to the women who are boots to ground. Please reach out to Faith via her Facebook Page to learn how you can support these young girls and women over in Africa. Girls Shift Africa Facebook Page

About Faith

Known to friends as Fei-zy, she is the iniatiator of Girls Shift Africa. Faith works in Tudor, an impoverished area in Mombasa, Kenya, where she inspires and empowers girls and young women to give their gifts to the shift and realize their full potential. Faith, along side volunteers are breaking the cycle of poverty and dependency by upLifting, inSpiring and emPowering girls and young women to Be Who They Really Are and shine their lights.


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Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring: Tim McDonald

Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring: Tim McDonald

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How You Can Help

1) Signup to be a part of the #365DaysOfGiving movement

2) Join the effort to leave No Kid Hungry


About Tim

Tim McDonald builds communities, not networks, through individual relationships that create movements.

As the Purveyor of Purpose at Be The Change Revolutions, Tim leads the overall vision, strategy and execution of key client accounts.

Co-Founder of CreatingIs, Tim and his partner, Ayelet Baron are re-imagining leadership beyond money, fame and big titles. Bringing together unsung heroes who are changing the world and amplifying their voices to create action.

Previously he was the Director of Community for The Huffington Post, where he set strategy and oversaw a team of moderators, support and standards for the leading online news site with over 300 million comments and 70,000 bloggers. Prior to this position, Tim built and managed a community for Huffington Post’s live streaming network, HuffPost Live. Continuing his passion for community management, Tim founded My Community Manager, a resource for community managers and a community of community managers.

He is the founder of Lake County Social Networking and the former Director of Communications and Community Manager for Social Media Club Chicago. Tim’s dedication to his clients’ satisfaction is matched by his exceptional coordination and negotiation skills, which are evident throughout each of his transactions. Tim is a client advocate and his first priority is to meet his client’s goals as efficiently and effectively as possible.Community Manager is just a title for being a connector that builds relationships. It connects people, ideas and brands.

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Tim McDonald

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Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring ChopArt

Be The Change Series Interviews- Featuring ChopArt

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About ChopArt’s Founder

Malika Whitley is the Founder & CEO of ChopArt, a nonprofit arts organization for homeless youth in Atlanta, GA and Hyderabad, India. ChopArt has served over 4,000 youth in 3 countries with the assistance of professional artists, arts organizations and volunteers. Malika is a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA and has worked on five different continents within the international marketing, arts curation and social enterprise industries. As an advocate for youth and the arts, Malika has dedicated herself to the development of her community through inclusion in creative and meaningful ways. She has been featured as Atlanta Tribune’s “Young, Gifted and Black” entrepreneur and her programs have been publicly recognized by the governments and business leaders of Hyderabad, India; Cape Town, South Africa; and London, England. In her spare time, Malika enjoys attending events around Atlanta, binge watching television shows and spending time with her family. To learn more about ChopArt visit

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The Heart of A Movement


This past weekend I had the pleasure of helping 2 young women bring to life their vision. One completed her 1st run of taking an already successful women’s only event national, (a blog about the event to come), and the other forming a team to help her with the process of adding more structure to a dream to create opportunity for girls who might not have otherwise known they had a voice; a beautiful dream that I know will be bigger than what any of us can see right now.

As I worked with these two ladies, still very startup and grassroots in nature, I began to wonder what these two seemly small operations would look like when they grew up. And in trying to picture them growing up, what would it take and how could they ensure, (if it did indeed help not hurt their growth), that the heart of the movement these two organizations represented would not be tainted?

Despite being burnt by organizations and the people who run them, I still have hope. Knowing full and well how dirty some of these well-known nonprofits and organizations do the people giving them their hard-earned dollars and labor to, I can’t help but be hopeful about what this generation is more than capable of in terms of innovation and fostering a culture of change.

I can’t help but to be hopeful that we will be wise enough to seek counsel from the experienced yet learn to think for ourselves and not be discouraged when we don’t always fit the mold. Know when it’s best to just re-invent the wheel yet retain a youthful curiosity, maybe even a bit of teenage rebellion enough to want to explore territory others before us were too weary to try out.

And when I think about what these two young women represent and what their organizations are to represent to the larger girls and women empowerment movement, I can’t help but to hopeful about the change agents that will sprout out of the heart of their movements.

So anyway, these are my thoughts, and here is my question; I’d love to hear from you!

How do you grow your organization, business, climb the corporate ladder…and yet remain true to your original purpose?


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