Empowering global Black development with Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo, Ep 17

What career is right for me? I don’t know what to do with my life. What is the best way to find a job? How to be the Difference is a career advice podcast powered by The Intern Group for students, graduates, and professionals of all ages, who are looking to fast-track their career or want to make a career change. 

In this series of conversations, leading industry experts address these questions, providing actionable insights on how to make a difference in your chosen career field and ultimately how to make your dream career a reality.

Hosted by Johanna Molina, Co-founder and Head of Accessibility and Paul Lynskey, Head of Experience for Europe and Africa at the Intern Group.

Re-empowerment through historically centered re-education

In this episode of How to be the Difference, Johanna and Paul sit down with Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo, co-founder and President of DIFFvelopment, a nonprofit organization that empowers Black visionary leaders to prioritize historically and globally conscious community-minded entrepreneurial activity.

Esi is inspired by how personal development and entrepreneurship can re-empower the global Black community. She addresses the repercussions that Black economics, the African diaspora, and colonialism have had on the modern Black experience – including access to internship opportunities as a Black person.

Esi talks about the importance of understanding one’s own history to become an agent of change and how DIFFvelopment equips Black visionaries with the tools and knowledge needed to overcome those structural and historical barriers. 

To learn more about amazing internship opportunities, check out The Intern Group’s website.

Outline of this episode:

  • [0:28] – A well-deserved break
  • [1:50] – Introducing Esi Kagale Agyeman Gillo
  • [3:20] – Esi’s journey in non-profit organizations
  • [13:16] – The importance of understanding Black history
  • [23:50] – On Esi’s first time in Africa
  • [29:30] – Contributing to a more inclusive world
  • [33:55] – Advice to other women, young people, and Black leaders

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