22 minutes | Jun 2, 2021

Politics and Purpose: A Fireside Chat with Tishaura Jones

In this episode, Terri introduces you to #Firestarter Tishaura Jones, St. Louis (Missouri)’s first Black Mayor. We sat down with Tishaura and chatted about her journey from the campaign trail to first office. We delve into why exactly Tishaura chose to run, and all of the challenges she faced along the way. Listen in to get a preview of Mayor Tishaura Jones’ chapter in Terri’s new book, "Find Your Fire: Stories and Strategies to Inspire the Changemaker Inside You." About The Host: Terri Broussard Williams believes that leaders turn moments into movements. She also believes that anyone can be a great leader. Terri explains that movements can be as big as passing a law, building a church, or starting a nonprofit. They can also be as small as giving to someone in need, showing kindness, or helping students at a school get gym equipment. This podcast is here to help you with the HOW and WHY people build movements. Terri breaks it down each time using the #FirestarterFormula which is: find your cause, build a community to help, communicate your vision, and work to see change. In each episode of this podcast, we’ll take a look at one of the four pillars of the #MovementMakerTribe including philanthropy, policy change, movement-building, and the movement from within. This edition of Movement Maker: The Podcast is a special fireside chat with firestarters, where Terri introduces you to the changemakers in “Find Your Fire.”  “Find Your Fire,” is Terri’s first book. It is a #1 Amazon New Release and Best Seller. Cosmopolitan Magazine list it as the #6 non-fiction book of 2020. Get your own copy of “Find Your Fire” here! Episode Notes: Moderator/Host: Terri Broussard Williams, Founder, Movement Maker Tribe + Social Impact Strategist, Lobbyist Very important guests: Tishaura Jones, Mayor of St. Louis - Elected in 2012, Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones has transformed the Treasurer’s Office and Parking Division to increase transparency, integrity, and service. New initiatives have yielded over $25 million for St. Louis. Jones launched the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) to help St. Louisans make better financial choices, and OFE’s College Kids Program has helped over 16,000 public school students start educational savings accounts, with over $1.1 million so far to give children a better future. She has a Master’s in Health Administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University and uses the Ferguson Commission report as a guide to “invest in people.” Learn more at https://www.stltreasurer.org/, https://parklouie.com/, https://stlofe.org/college-kids/, and https://stlofe.org/. Get your own copy of “Find Your Fire” here! After you listen, be sure to check out: Want your copy of “Find Your Fire” signed by the author? Click Here.  The #MovementMakerTribe Facebook insider group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/movementmakertribe join us for all things #MovementMaker inspired. Follow the #MovementMakerTribe on Instagram. http://instagram.com/movementmakertribe https://www.facebook.com/groups/movementmakertribe Get your #MovementMaker swag  here! https://terribwilliams.com/movement-maker-marketplace/ Sign up for some “Friday Fuel” - a newsletter providing weekly love letters meant to inspire the change-maker in all of us. https://terribwilliams.com/#ninja-popup-1594 Book Terri to speak. https://terribwilliams.com/speaking-press/ Subscribe to Movement Maker: The Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us a rating or review!
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