Leadership Lessons

Aki Sagi

Celebrating Women’s History Month With Our Explore Program Partners

This Women’s History Month we’re highlighting some inspiring female leaders throughout Arizona! Each of these women are a partner in one of the six cities that our Explore Program visits. We’ve had the privilege of connecting with exceptional women who are trailblazers in their communities and champions of sustainable impact throughout Arizona.

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Aki Sagi

Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month! It is a celebration of the resilience and achievements of the Native community. Listen to our conversation with Holly Patterson, Business Coach at Change Labs in Navajo and Hopi lands, to learn more.

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Aki Sagi

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Dani Portillo

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we interviewed Dr. Dani Portillo, Superintendent of Roosevelt School District and graduate of both our Catalyze and Explore programs, to discuss her role at RSD and the importance of ensuring that our Hispanic population has equal access to educational opportunities and resources.

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Daisy Talavera

Explore Class 2 Visits Yuma: Community as a Strategy

Daisy Talavera, Valley Leadership’s new Director of Strategic Learning, dives into her experience with Explore Class 2 and their trip to Yuma! She describes learning about Yuma’s thriving agriculture industry, focus on education, widespread immigration and water issues, and community-oriented values.

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Aki Sagi

5 Things to Expect From Valley Leadership’s Explore Program

Explore takes participants out of their comfort zones to get to know the great diversity of the state and how our most pressing issues show up in rural, urban, suburban and Native communities. If you are a VL Alumni with a passion for forging connections while experiencing Arizona’s many diverse communities, this program is for you! Learn more about what participants can expect.

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Aki Sagi

Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage Month starts on November 1st. It is a celebration of the resilience and achievements of the Native community. Listen to our conversation with Germaine Simonson, owner of Rocky Ridge Gas and Market in Navajo Nation, to learn more.

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Paige Soucie

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th is the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a celebration of the achievements and contributions of the Hispanic community, and an opportunity to highlight the leaders who are lifting up those in the community. Listen to our conversation with Arizona leaders to learn more.

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