The role of social and cultural responsiveness in social impact


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In this episode, we discuss the role of social and cultural responsiveness in social impact.

We chat with Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo and explore how to ensure our social impact programs are actually addressing the needs of the community they serve and how to continually receive their feedback. We look at connecting an individual's work to responsiveness and the role of employee resource groups.

Finally, we talk about Dr. Uwemedimo's social impact journey and her work on Strong Children Wellness and Melanin and Medicine.

Timestamp of our discussion:

1:00 - The meaning of responsiveness in social impact

4:00 - How do we continuously get feedback?

6:10 - How to connect individual work to responsiveness

11:32 - Keeping focus on your programs while adapting to change

13:43 - What is cultural and social responsiveness?

17:22 - The role of employee resource groups in responsiveness

18:55 - Finding people that reflects the community they serve

21:10 - Dr. Uwemedimo's journey through social impact and purpose-led entrepreneurship

28:13 - About Melanin and Medicine