November marks the start of Native American Heritage Month. Get to know three VL alums: Traci Morris, Hans Klose and Michelle “Mo” Osife.
Valley Leadership recently welcomed Ginger Sykes Torres, an environmental consultant with Shikeyah Environmental, to join its Board of Directors. Get to know Ginger, why she loves living in Arizona, what motivates her community work – and her advice for getting more engaged.
A collective of leadership development organizations that work across the state have agreed to develop a shared curriculum focused on racial justice and equity.
Valley Leadership Board Vice President Koran Hardimon has led the creation of VL’s Impact Maker Racial Justice Team, and he is the director of inclusion and diversity for Republic Services. He sat down with VL’s Leadership Development Manager Michelli Castaneda to discuss the idea of belonging, how he works to improve diversity, equity and inclusion at work and in the community, and how others can do the same.
Stories help us make sense of the world. Having a good handle on your story – particularly how your journey has led you to connect to the issues or people you’re passionate about – is important. And, there are other behaviors you can practice that can help build perspective and connection that ultimately bring people together to make a difference.
Valley Leadership recently welcomed for John Meza, the inspector general for the Arizona Department of Economic Security, to join its Board of Directors. Get to know the former Mesa Police chief and find out who inspires him, what he’s reading and what he’s looking forward to most this year.
As 2020 comes to a close, Valley Leadership’s Impact Maker – and the leaders and community organizations who power its work to strengthen Arizona – has had a busy year. To get into the holiday spirit, we’re looking back on the difference they’ve made and counting them down as 12 Days of Impact.