#Quickpods - Saúl Zavarce

We talk about: Failure, legacy, tips to Eva's younger self, and productivity.

Saúl A. Zavarce C. is the Head of Advocacy at the Venezuelan Australian Democratic Council and Campaign/Youth Advocacy Officer at Plan International Australia. He is a Melbourne based Venezuelan-Australian human rights advocate, and youth worker who migrated to Australia in 1992. He holds a Master of International Relations, specialising in gender and radicalisation theory from Monash University.

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#10 Saúl Zavarce - Human Rights Advocate & Youth Worker

Saúl A. Zavarce C. is the Head of Advocacy at the Venezuelan Australian Democratic Council and Campaign/Youth Advocacy Officer at Plan International Australia. He is a Melbourne based Venezuelan-Australian human rights advocate, and youth worker who migrated to Australia in 1992. He holds a Master of International Relations, specialising in gender and radicalisation theory from Monash University.

We talk about: Saul's journey has been far from easy, we talk through his ups and downs. We also discuss: the power of vulnerability, how we can be effective advocates for social change, how we might find the issues we really want to advocate on, and what an effective democracy looks like, and how best involve minorities/diversity of perspectives in this process

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#Quickpods - Eva Mackinley

We discuss failures, legacy, productivity and tips to Eva's younger self in 7 minutes

Eva currently spends her time running The Last Straw, a campaign to end the use of plastic straws in venues around Australia. Over 100 venues across the country have changed their straw use so far, with over 4 million plastic straws being saved from use since the campaign started. Eva has been deeply involved in the social change space, and is undertaking her honours in Middle East Studies anda Diploma of Arabic at Deakin University.

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#9 Eva Mackinley - Founder of The Last Straw

Eva describes herself as a social change hipster, having been working in the industry since before social change was cool. Eva currently spends her time running The Last Straw, a campaign to end the use of plastic straws in venues around Australia. Over 100 venues across the country have changed their straw use so far, with over 4 million plastic straws being saved from use since the campaign started. Eva is also undertaking her honours in Middle East Studies anda Diploma of Arabic at Deakin University.

We talk about: where science and creativity meets, the importance of a support network & diversity in the workforce, identifying & pushing your limits, and the potential of technology.

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#Quickpods - Paige Kassalen

We discuss failures, legacy, productivity and tips to Paige's younger self in 7 minutes

Paige was the only American, only female engineer, and youngest member of the ground crew of the world’s first solar-powered airplane (Solar Impulse 2) as it completed its historic flight around the globe. Paige is a a spokesperson for young women in STEM, inspiring the next generation to create their own path in STEM fields. Now in her role as a Market Analyst, she explores how new mobility trends, like autonomous vehicles and ridesharing, will create new material demands.

 

 

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#8 Paige Kassalen - Engineer, Market Analyst & Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017

Paige was the only American, only female engineer, and youngest member of the ground crew of the world’s first solar-powered airplane (Solar Impulse 2) as it completed its historic flight around the globe. Paige is a a spokesperson for young women in STEM, inspiring the next generation to create their own path in STEM fields. Now in her role as a Market Analyst, she explores how new mobility trends, like autonomous vehicles and ridesharing, will create new material demands.

We talk about: where science and creativity meets, the importance of a support network & diversity in the workforce, identifying & pushing your limits, and the potential of technology.

 

 

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#7 Rose Duong - Founder of Clothes Loop

Rose Duong is the founder of Clothes Loop, a fashion retailer where you can shop their products and swap them afterwards. She talks me through her journey and some key experiences in getting to where she is today. We also discuss the role of design in social change, how we all have an element of design within us, and why sustainability in fashion is so important.

With a passion for sustainability and fashion, Rose is a digital designer who believes the key to stopping fashion waste is though clothes sharing where it benefits not only the customers but retailers too.

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#6 Jamie Skella - Futurist & Founder of Horizon State

Futurist and entrepreneur Jamie Skella talks with me about why we should be optimistic about technology like AI and blockchain. As well as the future of democracy and the media. Jamie has spent 20 years in the design, building and advising of businesses across blockchain, eSports, machine learning, and even future food. He has formerly been the Executive Director at MiVote, and is now the Co-Founder of Horizon State, who are redesigning how societies collectively make decisions using distributed ledger technology.

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#5 Lilia Tarawa - Bestselling Author & Holistic Lifestyle Coach

Lilia Tarawa is a #1 bestselling author, speaker and holistic lifestyle coach. She was born into New Zealand's infamous religious cult, Gloriavale, and broke free at eighteen years old. Her life experience compelled her to a career promoting human rights, welfare and personal empowerment. We talk about building meaningful relationships and navigating the world as a young person to find your passion and purpose.

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#4 Stevie Dillon - Founder of Stevie Says Social

Stevie Dillon is a Social Media Marketing gal living in sunny Brisbane and working with businesses in Australia and worldwide. We delve into the importance of storytelling and authenticity in our public and private lives. As well as discussing the pros and cons of what social media holds for the future.

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#3 Quardean Lewis-Allen - Founder & CEO of Made in Brownsville

Quardean and I discuss the role of design in youth empowerment as well as the role of youth led design in transforming communities for the better. Quardean Lewis-Allen founded the nonprofit youth creative agency Made in Brownsville (MiB) in 2013 to provide a gateway for young people in his native Brownsville community to learn marketable hard skills in STEAM, access postsecondary education, gain or create employment, and rebuild their community in a way that benefits residents.

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#2 Tahir Carl Karmali - Artist Forbes 30 Under 30

We talk with Kenyan born and Brooklyn based 2017 Forbes 30under30 artist Tahir Carl Karmali. We discuss his journey as a young person growing up in Nairobi, to where he is today, the role of art in addressing social issues and the obstacles facing youth who want to pursue art and any 'unpredictable' careers. Discussing how to balance economic, psychological and emotional fulfilment.

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