Karen Hanrahan's Thought Leadership Show: Local Impact to Global Change

November 1 2014

Obama appointee Karen Hanrahan Takes Us to the Heart of Human Rights

Karen Hanrahan's Thought Leadership Show: Local Impact to Global Change
Karen Hanrahan's Thought Leadership Show: Local Impact to Global Change
Obama appointee Karen Hanrahan Takes Us to the Heart of Human Rights
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Karen Hanrahan is an appointee in the Obama Administration serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Human Rights and Democracy. She has also worked with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Karen has been the U.S. Coordinator for International Assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Chief Innovation Officer for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), on detail assignment in London.

We met her back in the spring of 2008—before she had stepped into these top jobs. The common denominator for all of her work, as she’ll explain, is working through the US government agencies she works for to help improve the plight of people around the world. So let’s get started!

In this podcast interview you’ll learn:

  • The plight of women and girls, and the millions of other groups who are persecuted around, is a daunting issue to understand — much less solve. How is Karen, in her government role, working to help?
  • In the decades that she has been working on human rights issues have you seen an improvement?
  • Our audience of small business owners are often altruistic in their thinking, but when it comes to human rights it a topic that seems so overwhelming. What are some steps that SBOs can take to help make a difference?

Download the podcast now!

And be sure to read more about the Heart of Human Rights in Be Inkandescent magazine.

About host Karen Hanrahan: In her efforts to drive social change and spur social innovation, she has partnered with heads of state, global corporations, local communities, religious leaders, and military forces. She has brought creativity and innovation to intractable challenges in economic development, global health, and international human rights. As the president of the GLIDE Memorial Foundation, created in 1963, by African American minister named Cecil Williams (pictured with Karen, above), Karen’s mission is to strive daily to create a radically inclusive, just, and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. Learn more about her background here.

About the show: In each monthly episode of her podcast and video show, Karen interviews leaders in the fields of equity and inclusion and nonprofit leadership, as well as authors, CEOs, politicians, and more who under her guidance help us all better understand the power and importance of radical inclusion.

Learn more about Karen and Glide at Karen Hanrahan.com!

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Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Obama appointee Karen Hanrahan Takes Us to the Heart of Human Rights

Karen Hanrahan is an appointee in the Obama Administration serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Human Rights and Democracy. She has also worked with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Karen has been the U.S. Coordinator for International Assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Chief Innovation Officer for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), on detail assignment in London. We met her back in the spring of 2008—before she had stepped into these topClick here to listen to the podcast!