The Social Change Career Podcast
About This Show
Align your passion with your purpose with the Social Change Career Podcast. PCDN sits down with the world’s top professionals in the social change field to learn how they are changing the world while making a living. Honest conversations turn career advice for the global changemakers.
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Giselle Huamani: What a Changemaker is Made Of
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Giselle Huamani: What a Changemaker is Made Of Growing up in a difficult period of Peruvian history, Giselle, like many of her generation, was deeply influenced by the country’s civil war. An energetic young lawyer she grew committed to changing and improving people’s lives. Giselle found her home learning and doing Conflict Resolution in the United States. She then became a well-known professional, not only for her academic credentials but her relentless commitment to working with communities and practicing the notion that as professionals, we are, but mere facilitators. Giselle carries this attitude today in her high-level job at Peru’s ombudsman’s Human Rights office. To learn about her stellar career in Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and community –driven projects listen to Episode 3 of The Social Change Career Podcast. In this episode we discuss: Growing up in 1960’s 1970s in Lima with military coups; the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) insurgency and subsequent civil war How she left in 1989 to study in the United States and how she returned to Peru 16 years How Giselle ask a young law student learned her first lesson in the field with a rural community and she realized how little she knew Combining raising 3 children, working and studying for her PhD The story of working with local youth gang and motherhood On getting consultancies while pursuing grad school How Giselle always volunteered in many projects that she deemed interesting from the beginning of her career How one of her strategies is simply relating and connecting to people Giselle’s recommendations for starting your career and accumulating practical experience The importance of networking people and programs Giselle tells the story of Scar’s program that connected practitioners, professors and programs The importance of being grounded in the field volunteering/service learning How she found employment on her return to Peru (after 16 years living overseas) How she worked in forestry, land and water issues in Bolivia and also in Peru Why Giselle recommends working at micro-level issues rather than only nationally-led processes In Peru she started working on water-related issues Her current work at the Ombud
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Knowledgeable guest sharing helpful information.
WIth their large network, the PCDN folks have amazing guests who share very helpful tips based on real world experience.
Date published: 2017-11-03