Ep 105 – How We Can Step Up To Craft A Better Future
Ep 105 - How We Can Step Up To Craft A Better Future
All of us are dying to make a difference in other people’s lives. The question is: how? In this episode, Kyleigh Russ reveals how we can reject conventional paths, discover the necessary areas for change, and turn a pipe dream into a reality. Kyleigh Russ is the Co-Founder and COO of Govern For America and a 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 listee.
Building a better future can sometimes feel like a pipe dream. But these dreams are meant to be chased.
Throughout college, Kyleigh Russ had no clue how she would change the world (if at all). All she knew was that change wasn’t going to happen by pursuing a traditional corporate path.
After stepping up and gaining experience in the public service sector, Kyleigh set out to transform the American education system for good.
Now, Kyleigh is the Co-Founder and COO of Govern For America, a not-for-profit organisation that empowers young, future leaders to build a more inclusive government. Kyleigh’s phenomenal dedication to effectively uplifting young people also landed her a coveted spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in 2020.
In this episode, Kyleigh discusses the emotional side to running a business, how we can discover the best areas to make change, and how we can step up to truly craft a better future.
Kyleigh Russ is the Co-Founder and COO of Govern For America, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to uplifting the next generation of dynamic and diverse leaders. Since its inception, Govern For America has collaborated with over 150 partners to place candidates in two-year service fellowships across the country. Kyleigh has been honoured on the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Law & Policy list for her incredible work in the public sector.
Where Kyleigh’s passion for diverse government representation began [7:45]
How we can reject the paths that we’re fed and follow new ones [16:37]
Kyleigh’s advice for peers who want to take the next step, but have no business experience [26:48]