Wanona Satcher describes herself as a child who was thoughtful, “geeky,” and one who never followed status quo. The Atlanta native thought dolls were ridiculous, eschewing them and using them as speed bumps within the neighborhoods she built while playing on her family’s living room floor for hours — fascinated by how things are built and designed. Today as founder of Rejuve, a charitable 501c organization focused on design and social good, Wanona advocates for designing meaningful spaces for communities, women, families, children and small businesses in innovative ways — and is still committed to rejecting the status quo.
On this episode, Wanona discusses the power of architecture and design and its influence on our surroundings, the importance of designing spaces for “purposeful serendipity,” how to build prosilient communities and how she’s reaching out for funding support!
On this episode you’ll learn:
- How to create equity of spaces.
- Why she believes there are really are no new ideas.
- The difference between prosilient and resilient communities.
- The benefits and the bureaucracy of working with local government.
- How to know when it’s time to walk away, and why it’s important not to burn bridges.
- Why it’s important for women to have side hustles.
- Why you MUST get rest and the power of meditation.
- How to “lean in” in your own way.
- Her top tips for fundraising.
- There’s nothing sexier than saying “I don’t know,” and asking questions.
- How to recognize the right opportunities, and how to know when to say “no.”
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SUPPORT WANONA’S IFUNDWOMEN CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDING FOR HER COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECT TO ERADICATE POVERTY
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Karen Cahn, Founder of ifundwomen, on Support is Sexy podcast
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf, 2013)
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Broadway Books, 2013)
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[Music: “Easy” by SPCZ]