🇫🇷 Cet épisode est un peu particulier puisqu'il est en anglais. Je m'excuse pour toutes celles et ceux qui ne parlent pas anglais, mais je n'ai pas pu résister à l'envie d'interviewer mon invitée lors de mon passage à New York en mai dernier. Promis, le prochain épisode sera en français !
🇬🇧 Ana Maria Gonzalez is a Colombian changemaker, that I got the chance to interview during a trip to New York in last May.
She founded the "Foundación por la Educación", a non-profit organization based in Cartagena that seeks to make a daily difference in the lives of afro and indigenous communities in general and for Colombian women in particular.
When I met her she had just finished a 10 months program at the Obama Foundation as a scholar, and was about to go back to Colombia to pursue her work.
In this podcast we talked about her career (2'22), about Colombia and its particularities (5'42), about "Foundación por la Educación" - the non-profit organisation she has created (8'47), about the Obama Foundation (15'11), about what she's bringing back home from her experience in NY and the Obama Foundation (16'49), about what Michelle & Barack Obama told her and the other fellows when they met (20'24), about her personal life (27'54), about the even that shaped her "social justice vein" (31'03), about the moment she knew she would'nt go back to her life in Bogota (36'36), about her former-pink-but-now-blue-hair (39'39), about her family backroung coming from an aristocratic family on her mum side and a very poor background on her dad side and how it shaped her (48'00), about the advice she would give to people that feel in "a crisis of meaningfulness" (51'55), about the fact that people project their fears on others (54'57), about her definition of "wealth" (55'24), about being "formated" by our education & society and how to "unformat" (56'03), about the importance of listening to yourself first (58'44), about the cost of putting your voice and dreams under the carpet (59'58), about her dreams for Humanity (01'01'37)
To know more about her association it's here : http://www.femcolombia.com
I wish you a wonderful listening ❤️