Ep 167 – How Do We Build New Futures?

Ep 167 - How Do We Build New Futures?

Like many of us, Angel Chen assumed that her philanthropic work would come after she’d spent years in her cushy corporate job. Once she’d made the money. Once she had the time. Once she’d done enough. But what would happen if she didn’t wait?

Thinking about what she wanted out of life, Angel and her partner built DrawHistory, a branding agency with a big difference. Through their work, the team has helped more than 150 socially conscious organisations progress their purpose and help build the future.

In today’s episode, powered by Shopify, Angel shares how to grow a business from the seed of an idea, ways to pivot a global brand and how DrawHistory are building a world for the people who need tomorrow to be better than today.

Angel Chen:

Have you ever waited, peers? Waited for the “right” time? Waited until the money was there? Waited until everything was in order?

Co-Founder and Chief of Strategy at DrawHistory, Angel Chen was told she should wait. Gaining a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from the University of Western Australia, it wasn’t until a stint of volunteering at World Vision Australia that Angel realised she could make a difference right now.

In this week’s Peers2Peers episode, powered by Shopify, Angel shares her story of working with people to create community change, why your career should be a jungle gym instead of a linear ladder and how society’s expectations can stop us from making a difference now.

Street Cred:

Angel Chen is the Co-Founder and Chief of Strategy at DrawHistory, a branding agency working in social impact for global organisations. Through her work at DrawHistory, Angel is tackling social issues in areas such as health, civic engagement, education, diversity and inclusion.

Angel has gained a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 listee.

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