"Get Together" Podcast Roundup
Interviews with Ceyenne Doroshow founder of G.L.I.T.S., the NOW! team, and Joe Smith of Toastmasters + an invite to Get Together LIVE! with Claire Wasserman of Ladies Get Paid
The Podcast Roundup is an introduction to the ordinary people building extraordinary communities featured on the “Get Together” Podcast. ________ Issue #9
We’re back with our third, Get Together LIVE! Kevin and I will be hosting a live interview with our friend Claire Wasserman, co-founder of Ladies Get Paid, on Friday. Claire’s book, Ladies Get Paid, just launched to the world! We’ll be talking about how she rallied thousands of women to level up and achieve more, together.
The Podcast Roundup is an introduction to the ordinary people building extraordinary communities featured on the Get Together Podcast.
A home 30 years in the making 🏡
In June 2020, Ceyenne co-organized the historic Liberation March, a Black Trans Lives Matter silent march in Brooklyn, NY. At the march, Ceyenne announced to a crowd of more than 15,000 people that G.L.I.T.S. had raised over $1 million to secure stable housing for Black trans New Yorkers.
Through providing both education and housing, Ceyenne’s goal is to empower the next generation of Black transgender leaders.
Editorial note from special correspondent, Najva Sol:
Despite all the media coverage, the part of G.L.I.T.S. I’d never heard about before was how G.L.I.T.S. planned to build a home for their community members. Who lives there? How do they interact? What does success look like?
Those questions are ones every community builder considers, and Ceyenne has an ambitious vision for the future—turning the building G.L.I.T.S. is purchasing into a home specifically for Black Trans leaders, and using community created agreements to shape how they grow together.
Realizing a global movement 📣
In 2016, Colombe Cahen-Salvador, Andrea Venzon, and Laura Giani were devastated by the UK's decision to leave the European Union. For them, the E.U. is a symbol of a more open and global society.
Colombe and Andrea responded by creating Volt, a pan-European political party. In doing so they realized the biggest issues of our time weren’t just European issues, they were global issues like climate change, big tech, and the rise of fascism. Action would be meaningless unless the world bands together.
Colombe, Andrea, and Laura have been working over the last year on a global campaign movement called NOW! to unite and solve shared global challenges.
Editorial note from Kevin Huynh:
Since this interview I’ve been thinking about the power of finding a common call to action among very different people in different places with different backgrounds. To me, NOW! is figuring this out live. Even if you’re building a smaller community around an interest or a profession, there’s a lesson there. You have an opportunity to find a common call to action that enables your people to work together.
Toastmasters: Still thriving 100 years into its history 🗯
We talked with Joe Smith, the Program Quality Director for District 38 of Toastmasters.
Toastmasters was founded on October 22, 1924, at a YMCA in Santa Ana, California by a man named Ralph Smedley. Ralph offered members a functional value by creating a space for them to improve their public speaking. What continues to keep people coming back decades later is this ability to grow amidst a supportive, and fun group of peers.
Today there are more than 364,000 paying members around the world. One in three of those members also serves as a volunteer. To go deeper, read our in-depth look at how Toastmasters has not just survived but thrived for almost 100 years.
Editorial note from Bailey’s deep dive:
Ralph Smedley could have kept Toastmasters to one meeting in Santa Ana that he controlled every aspect of, but instead he empowered others to open and lead their own clubs.
Toastmasters has grown to a massive scale today without losing its appeal because of this collaborative approach. Ralph crafted a purposeful, valuable shared activity, then supported new club leaders as they spread Toastmasters to people all around the globe.
📅 Get Together LIVE! with Claire Wasserman
Claire started Ladies Get Paid in 2016. If she could teach women what she learned about advocating for herself at work, collectively they could move the needle and start to close the wage gap. She just published Ladies Get Paid, a book that follows the lives of working women and crystallizes Claire’s learnings over the past five years. It’s a powerful call to action for women everywhere to know their worth, pursue their goals, and become brave leaders.
We’ll talk with Claire about the book and her continuous efforts to create more leaders, rallying thousands of women to level up and achieve more, together.
Who: You! Leaders, creators, community builders, and people navigating how to bring people together.
When: January 29, 2021, at 9:10 am PT / 12:10 pm ET
Where: Private Zoom listening room
What: Following the live, 30-minute interview, we’ll have small group discussions.
How much: Suggested donation of $5. All proceeds will go to Black Girls Code.
We had the pleasure of having Isis Miller, Community and Events Manager at Black Girls CODE, on the “Get Together” podcast.
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