Shreyaa and Esha Venkat, the sister-founders of the teen-led non-profit volunteer network dedicated to providing volunteer and leadership opportunities to make the world better through kindness. Shreyaa and Esha join the 1GR podcast to share their life stories, to talk about how NEST4US came to be and more about the amazing volunteer network that they’ve created, and more about their incredible work. They also share powerful stories from their work, ways we can all spread kindness, what’s giving them hope during this difficult time in our world, and so much more.
Mallory Brown is a worldwide traveler and adventurer, documentary filmmaker, and global humanitarian. She travels the world to tell real-life stories of human connection, with a goal to encourage others to embrace empathy and reignite their own desire to make a difference in the world. Mallory’s latest endeavor, “Walk A Mile,” is a global marathon for women’s empowerment. Mallory joins the podcast to share her incredible life journey, her experiences and stories, “Walk a Mile”, and so much more.
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Brittany Schiavone is the founder of Brittany’s Baskets of Hope. Brittany’s Baskets of Hope is dedicated to bringing information, support, community, guidance, and hope to families welcoming babies with Down Syndrome into their lives. Brittany says, “I believe people with Down syndrome can do anything—really, really anything!” And she is proof of that. Brittany and her mama, Sue, join the 1GR podcast to share their story and to talk about Brittany’s Baskets of Hope.
Rebecca Bender is a survivor of human trafficking, she’s a speaker, author, innovator, fighter, and she’s the founder and CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative (RBI) and Elevate Academy. Rebecca joins the 1GR podcast to share her life story, how she was trafficked for nearly 6 years, how she found freedom and her purpose, what she’s doing now to combat the human trafficking epidemic in our world – and what we can all do! Rebecca also talks about her memoir, “In Pursuit of Love” and so much more!