From Idea to Impact: Mapping Out Your Leadership Strategy

1h 2m | Apr 2, 2024

In this episode, listeners will learn how one young social entrepreneur transformed an idea into an implementable action plan, scaled it up to reach a broader audience and have a wider impact, and is now developing her leadership identity and vision for the future. 

In this episode, Aynsley Szczesniak and Dr. Mira Brancu will walk through the steps of taking an idea and turning it into reality. They will discuss tips for crafting a vision of the future, effective strategies for setting achievable and time-bound goals, and ways to get back on track when a challenge forces you off your envisioned path. This will also be a coaching episode where Aynsley will explore her own leadership strengths and next steps with Dr. Brancu. Ultimately, Aynsley's journey as a budding social entrepreneur and youth activist will inspire people of an age to know they can make a difference. 

Aynsley Szczesniak is the Founder and Executive Director of Speak Out Sisterhood, a global network empowering youth to eradicate barriers to equality for women in STEM. As a first year Honors Carolina scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Aynsley is also the Founder and State Lead of the North Carolina chapter of Million Women Mentors, the Student STEM Programs Chair of the Association for Women in Science - North Carolina, and a research assistant for the UNC School of Medicine PREPARE project. Aynsley is known for hosting engaging speaker panels, workshops, and webinars, as well as for her skillful networking abilities. As a budding social entrepreneur, she's eager to learn how to further her passion for empowering young people to develop leadership strengths, professional skills, and confidence through comprehensive and collaborative programming.

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