2020 has not been a year any of us could have predicted.
A global pandemic, an international consciousness-raising around structural inequities and systemic racism, and a tumultuous news cycle that just doesn’t seem to quit.
If there’s one word to describe our community as we near the end of 2020, it’s resilient.
To celebrate the innovative and steadfast spirit that has always existed in our GenNext community, we’re proud to present our first-ever virtual GenNext Connect with very special guest speaker: Komal Minhas!
The GenNext team has accepted the fact that we probably won’t be able to see your lovely faces in person this year. But have no fear! We’ve created GenNext Connect to keep you connected to your GenNext network and introduce you to local thought leaders and community changemakers—all while safe and comfy at home!
Meet our speaker: Komal Minhas
Komal is the founder of Karseva Co., a company focused on building individual and societal resilience through training programs, media production, and investing. She also hosts Lessons Learned, a podcast where she leverages her varied life experiences and background as a business owner/journalist to deeply connect with her guests and global audience by sharing stories of resilience.
A curator of powerful experiences and conversations as an interviewer, educator, investor, and champion for womxn globally, Komal brings her expertise to GenNext to help us better understand the link between our individual and collective resilience at this time, and how we can leverage our time and investments in community organizations working to build a stronger social fabric.
Hosted by GenNext Cabinet member and host of the Power of Why podcast, Naomi Haile will be (virtually!) sitting down with Komal for an afternoon of conversations about building and maintaining resilience, cultivating optimism, and rising through adversity—in what seems like the most challenging year any of us have experienced yet.
There is no cost to attend, thanks to our good friends at TekSavvy, who are making it all possible! Instead, you can help us fundraise for United Way’s COVID-19 response, Local Love in a Global Crisis. We ask you to add a donation as you register to help us ensure the community supports so many people depend on can continue for the long term.
Here’s a brief outline of the afternoon:
11:30 am — Welcome! Hear from our host with an overview of the event.
11:40 am — We’ll dive straight into Komal’s presentation, which will include a brief breakout session, followed by Q&A period for you to ask any questions you may have about adaptation and resilience in this global crisis.
12:20 pm — Interactive poll time. We want to hear from you!
12:30 pm — So long! We’ll wrap up and provide you with even more ways you can support your community.
As with all virtual events, we’re going to do the very best we can to minimize any technical difficulties, and stick to our schedules. We know your time is valuable and we’re so happy you’re joining us for this exciting event! As this is new territory for us, we thank you for your patience and understanding.
We can’t wait to see you there!