Our Placements at Work (and Beyond)

Uma Viswanathan

November 2020

Transforming Mindsets through Meditation We highly recommend you try this stress relieving guided meditation written and narrated by Uma Viswanathan, Senior Program Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who supports leadership that builds a Culture of Health. Uma’s guiding mission is to “invest in people as catalysts of their own transformation.”  Part of Uma’s professional… Read more »

Filed Under: Placement Highlight
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It’s Time for a Reckoning and Redesign of Executive Search

Changing the Industry

October 2020

“It’s Time for a Reckoning and Redesign of Executive Search” Organizations must shift their mindset  and practices from a posture of identifying strong leaders to one of changing their culture in order to attract different leaders, Tracy Welsh and Makeba Greene coauthor this piece detailing the harmful biases in executive search, and the changes that… Read more »

Filed Under: Thought Leadership
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Aisha Laspina-Rodriguez

Director of Communications

Hackley School

Hackley School Welcomes Aisha Laspina-Rodriguez as Director of Communications Talent Citizen is thrilled to announce the appointment of Aisha Laspina-Rodriguez as the new Director of Communications of the Hackley School. An innovative and resourceful storyteller with expertise in strategic integrated communications, Aisha brings valuable experience in growing brand awareness in the fields of education and… Read more »

Filed Under: Placement Highlight
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Pegah Faed

Executive Director

First 5 Marin

Pegah Faed Joins First 5 Marin as New Executive Director Talent Citizen is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Pegah Faed, PhD, as the new Executive Director of First 5 Marin. A systems thinker with deep expertise in integrated public health and cross-sector collaboration, Dr. Faed brings a valuable combination of experiences in research,… Read more »

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What’s Informing Us

Bending Towards Justice

July 2020

In recognition of Congressman John Lewis’ life, work, and legacy, the team at Talent Citizen has turned to these examples and pathways in inspiring the continuation of our work to stir good trouble.   New York Times | Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation   Community Centric Fundraising | Welcome to the… Read more »

Filed Under: News in the Sector

Introducing our Podcast!

Mission Drive

June 2020

Mission Drive is Talent Citizen’s new podcast, featuring interviews with transformative leaders across the social sector in pursuit of equity, innovative solutions, and tools to create the conditions for communities and individuals to thrive. In this first episode, Tracy Welsh hosts her longtime friend and colleague, Tahsin Alam, in conversation on the impacts of COVID-19… Read more »

Filed Under: Thought Leadership

Commitment to Equity

Our Approach Through Partnered Learning

June 2020

Our firm puts equity and inclusion in the center of its work. We look for leaders with a strong equity lens who are at the intersection of complex issues and diverse networks. In 2018 alone, 87% of Talent Citizen placements were female, 57% of placements were people of color and/or LGBTQ, and 50% of all… Read more »

Filed Under: News in the Sector

What’s Informing Us

COVID-19 Exposes Inequities

April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is exposing and exacerbating the impacts of racial, social, and wealth inequities. As Talent Citizen and communities across the country continue to contend with the impacts of the global pandemic, our team has turned to these resources to inform our own thinking and work.   Policy Link | COVID-19 & Race: Coronavirus… Read more »

Filed Under: News in the Sector

Native American Community Response Fund


April 2020

In the midst of these challenging and uncertain days, Talent Citizen is eager to share the timely work of our partners at Roanhorse Consulting LLC. Their team has worked to uplift the Native American Community Response Fund, an initiative launched by Decolonizing Wealth in concert with multiple community partners to deliver crucial funding to grantee… Read more »

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Partnerships Associate

Equitable Evaluation Initiative

April 2020

  Talent Citizen is excited to uplift this opportunity with our investment partner, the Equitable Evaluation Initiative   “EEI engages an ecosystem of organizations and people—foundations and philanthropic service organizations —who are centering equity in their work and understand that this has implications for evaluative practice. Its infrastructure is designed to develop and disseminate EE… Read more »

Filed Under: Networked Opportunity
Eva Kotilinek, Senior Associate

Access Overload

Tips for managing while working from home

Eva Kotilinek

April 2020 With the rapid shift to working from home that is now reality for so many individuals around the world, our homes are suddenly fulfilling multiple functions. Our households act like a central nervous system for our lives, operating as a proxy for exercise and entertainment, and from which we telecommute and home-school, as… Read more »

Filed Under: Thought Leadership