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

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Karen Hanrahan's Thought Leadership Show: Local Impact to Global Change
Karen Hanrahan's Thought Leadership Show: Local Impact to Global Change
The Reality of Human Rights with Karen Hanrahan, President and CEO GLide Memorial Foundation
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TODAY ON THE INKANDESCENT RADIO NETWORK

Our spotlight is on: Karen Hanrahan, President and CEO GLIDE Memorial Foundation

Our topic: How can you become more empathetic?

Your host: Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher of Be Inkandescent magazine, and founder & president of Inkandescent PR + Publishing Co.

When it comes to defining what it means to be a Truly Amazing Woman, sometimes it’s the work a woman does—from running a multimillion-dollar business, and founding a philanthropic organization, to being a bestselling author or an internationally renowned artist. Sometimes it’s just who she is, what she has overcome, and the fact that she is willing and able to share those life lessons with the rest of us. Karen Hanrahan is a powerful combination of all of the above.

Hanrahan was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in August 2012. Hanrahan began her work under the Obama Administration working with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke as the U.S. Coordinator for International Assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan. She went on to design and run the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (the QDDR) for Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Ms. Hanrahan recently served as the Chief Innovation Officer for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), on assignment in London.

We met her back in the spring of 2008—before she had stepped into these top jobs. What has life been like in the last four years?

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • These positions are but many high-level jobs she has held in her illustrious career, which began after graduating with a Political Science and Journalism degree at Indiana University in 1992.
  • While in college, Hanrahan took the first steps along her path to working internationally when she spent a year abroad in Morocco, studying at the King Fahd Arabic Language School in Tangier and the School of International Training in Rabat.
  • Hanrahan then got her MA in International Politics at American University in 1995; and in 2000 finished her Law degree—with honors and at the top 5 percent of her class—at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. While there, she was the Law Review editor and a research assistant for Professor Joan Fitzpatrick, a federal public defender who has written habeas corpus petitions for indefinitely detained immigrants, and an assistant mediator at the US Court of Appeals.
  • If that’s not impressive enough, Hanrahan capped her education with a degree from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2008.

Current Number of Episodes: 2

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!

Previous Episodes
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!

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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