National Geographic, Founders for Change, The Importance of Agility, SheWorks! and much more

If you have not read it, don’t miss National Geographic’s April issue. ArtNet did this piece on it. Here is the letter from the editor titled “For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It.” ArtNet also mentions the New York Times’ recent “Overlooked” project, with obituaries for remarkable women overlooked in the past.

This week the New York Times profiled an initiative called “Founders for Change” that I believe will have a positive impact. It reminded me of Kapor’s Capital Founder’s Commitment,  which aligns portfolio companiesaround a shared set of diversity and inclusion actions” as well as  establishes the firm’s commitment to firm’s commitment to provide exclusive resources, training, and recruitment opportunities for our founders, read more here

Here is an interesting campaign by 33 minor league baseball teams to engage Latino fans. I must confess I want the San Antonio Mission’s baseball cap – the flying chanclas. Staying on the sports front, here is a CNBC interview with Telemundo’s Cesar Conde about the World Cup.

I have followed Pattie Sellers for many years and have used her “jungle gym” example several times. Read this interview that also speaks about “agility” as an important attribute for successful leaders.

Some of you may have been following the “cultural appropriation” discussion around Bruno Mars…personally I agree with Stevie Wonder’s point of view. If you missed this debate earlier this month, read more here and here.

In entertainment news, Black Panther continues to break records, from social media to the box office and will probably break new ones by this time next week.  

One book that I plan to give to kids in my life is Junot Diaz’s ‘Islandborn’ – which the Chicago Tribune describes as “a pitch-perfect children’s book.”

I met Sylvia Acevedo years ago in Austin and it is inspiring to see her continued success leading the Girls Scouts, in this article she and other leaders talk about who has inspired them. Oh and congratulations to Maryam Banikarim for receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

I want to close today congratulating Silvina Moschini and the SheWorks! team. Almost two decades ago I met Silvina, a visionary leader, when we both lived in Houston, Texas. Today she is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, on-air commentator and mentor. Last year she officially launched SheWorks!, an enterprise that continues to grow. As we celebrate women’s history month I could not be prouder to be on the advisory board and a part of this effort. As the Company continues to grow, and we focus on other projects, you’ll hear much more. Thank you to Cindy Gallop for the recent shout out! 

Photo by Maria Fernanda Gonzalez on Unsplash

3 Replies to “National Geographic, Founders for Change, The Importance of Agility, SheWorks! and much more”

  1. Oh an not dissing the Grizzlies use of the taco, but SA Missions have had the Puffy Taco as their unofficial mascot for as long as I can remember. In fact if you were a kid, you wanted to participate in the Puffy Taco Race held during every game. The Puffy Taco was a sponsorship of the team by the home of the Puffy Taco, Henry’s Puffy Tacos.

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