Paksy Plackis-Cheng, founder of impactmania, was invited to India to witness the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in action.
impactmania's founder names one of 29 innovators 2020!
In 2019, the Program was awarded the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant. In November 2019, the following women from the global impactmania network traveled to New Zealand to meet the U.S. Consul General and a number of women change makers in New Zealand.
Jethro Gardiner traveled a week with impactmania's founder, Paksy Plackis-Cheng, and international participants of the Women of Impact network. Jethro shares his experience, the learning he will bring to his work at the U.S. Consulate and how to represent a diverse voice at the conference table.
We thank the U.S. Consulate in New Zealand for supporting impactmania's Women of Impact program. Paksy interviewed 12+ impact makers in New Zealand. A number of women from the global network flew out to New Zealand for an intense week of personal and professional work and development.
When the British came, they brought a treaty with them and we signed it because we liked what it said. It said we were going to remain who we were. We were going to be able to hold our customs and our language. It was all lies.
Nowadays there are a lot of people using words like co-design. I remember when I did my first co-design master class. It was a three-day workshop, and I sort of slipped away. I had to find another Pacific person saying, “Isn’t this just what we do normally, or?” “That's what it is?” I was like, okay! I'm doing okay.