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Making an Impact- Healing Through the Lens of a Humanitarian

Week of November 21, 2020

Passion in Action- Helping the Most Vulnerable Recover After Disaster.
All of our lives are being affected by Coronavirus, but what if you are one of the millions displaced by conflict or disaster and don’t have a place to call come during the pandemic? Global humanitarian relief organization, ShelterBox, is working to provide displaced families with a place to call home. Come learn about the frontlines of humanitarian relief work. ShelterBox, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019 for its relief efforts in some of the world’s most extreme conflict zones.

The Resilience of Women in Disasters and Their Pivotal Role in Recovery.
Disasters and conflict situations disproportionately affect women and children. As women around the world flee violence and face disasters, they are often left homeless and vulnerable. However, women are pivotal in the recovery process. Learn about how humanitarian org, ShelterBox, empowers women with the tools they need to rebuild their lives and communities after disaster.

Finding Your Passion – Making a Change that Makes A Real Difference.
During this unprecedented time, are you taking stock of what is important to you? Are you wondering how to feel more fulfilled in your corporate career, wondering how to give back and make a difference, or even how to switch your career path? Ten years ago, during the global financial crisis, Kerri Murray, did just that. Making the leap from a career corporate executive to a humanitarian relief leader, she discusses her journey and how you can make a change that can make all the difference.

Learning to Thrive During COVID: How an Organization Pivoted During a Pandemic To Make An Even Greater Impact.
The pandemic has impacted every person and every business on the planet. Many organizations have been hit hard and will not survive. So, what has enabled some organizations to thrive? How have they adapted? Why pivoting is pivotal to success. Learn how organizations are adapting and how one humanitarian organization pivoted to make an even greater impact.

Cooking as a Tool to Connect During COVID
Finding ways to bring joy to your everyday life amidst the pandemic? Learn why preparing and sharing a meal during COVID is so essential to connecting.


Kerri Murray, President of ShelterBox USA, is a disaster relief veteran, spending the last ten years working on the frontlines of crisis to help the most vulnerable communities in the world.  Prior to her nonprofit life, Murray was a career executive who stepped off the corporate ladder after working in Haiti following the earthquake. Murray also serves as Board Chair for GIRLS ROCK, regularly speaks on issues of philanthropy, international development, and female empowerment. She has been a guest on numerous media outlets, including CNN & CNBC, speaking on issues related to humanitarian disasters and relief efforts.