Skating to Success in Harlem

Skating to Success in Harlem

Practicing Servant Leadership to Build Skills, Confidence, and Transformational Relationships

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:10am

CAMPAIGN: Global Engagement Forum:Online

CONTENT: Article

In our current political climate, characterized by confusion, vitriol, and disruption, practicing servant leadership is more important than ever. Servant leaders are those who place the needs of the group ahead of their own and use empathy to create environments in which everyone can thrive. At the PIMCO Foundation, this philosophy is visible in our volunteering initiatives and in the focus of our grant making. In our view, an ethos of caring for others is the cornerstone of healthy societies. We firmly believe that volunteering builds this spirit of community empowerment; it can be transformative. In my own experience, it has both moved and molded me. It has been my privilege to work with others who embody these same values.

One of the PIMCO Foundation’s philanthropic focus areas is gender equality, which coincides with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” We combine our approach of servant leadership with our passion to end gender inequality through active mentorship. Women are a powerful force for positive change, and in order to unlock their transformational potential, it’s imperative that we close the persistent gender gap prevalent in schools and the workplace.

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