Meggie: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! When I was working as a news reporter, I (by accident) discovered I was being paid less than my male colleagues. This totally opened my eyes to the pay discrimination women face in the workplace. I wanted to change that so others didn’t have to go through what I went through. And so PepTalkHer and its app were born!
Corina: Excited to cruise with you, Spiffy! Books are an excellent format for artists to share their ideas in a way that is private and public at the same time. In order to receive the content a book has to offer, you must hold it in your hands, touch its cover, and turn its pages. Books can also be made in large quantities and in portable formats, making them ideal for sharing creative ideas with a large number of people in different places all at once. At the Center for Book Arts, we believe that everyone should have access to the skills to produce and share their own books.
Vina: Hi, Spiffy, happy to be here! I’m addressing inequalities that keep millions of children behind in accessing quality and relative learning opportunities; this means support to make sure that children and adolescents that are out of school can go to school or learning centers. This also means making sure those who are in the classrooms or receiving learning in different modalities are actually learning the knowledge and skills they need, in a context and language that is relevant to them, and that which prepares them for the realities of the future of work and life. These challenges could be rooted in social and cultural norms—for example when societies prioritize boys' education over girls—or rooted in poverty that pushes children into work or early marriages.