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When the great Northern Japan triple disaster struck in 2011, Angela’s instinct was to go towards the devastation to help in any way she could. Her experiences in those early days led her on the path to where she is today as a leader in social impact and corporate social responsibility.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Angela’s experience growing up in Kanto and then in Aomori
- The events of March 11, 2011, and how Angela found a way to help the disaster area
- The importance of volunteers not hindering a disaster response effort
- What the survivors in Tohoku asked for once they started to heal and recover
- How the Santa Soul Train emerged to give local leaders a chance to innovate
- How people inspire people and why continuing to just “show up” matters
Angela Ortiz is a dynamic and authentic social impact professional with 9+ years experience across business sectors and cultures. She is an in demand public speaker and has recently published a book on leadership in social impact.
She founded and leads a community building nonprofit Place To Grow, established in the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear meltdown.
In addition, she has 6+ years in Corporate Social Responsibility, leading initiatives with various global companies like the fashion retailer H&M and the iconic sports brand, adidas.
Connect with Angela:
Place to grow: https://placetogrow-ngo.org/
Place to grow: https://www.instagram.com/placetogrowngo/
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