In this episode of the Find Your Leadership Confidence Podcast, host Vicki Noethling engages in a dynamic conversation with Dr. Geneva Jones Williams, a transformative leader in the nonprofit and entrepreneurial spheres. Dr. Geneva, as she is widely known, boasts an impressive career with achievements such as raising over $100 million in fundraising and fostering more than 50 public-private collaborations. As the founder of Dr. Geneva Speaks, LLC, she delves into her journey from being the first female executive at Detroit United Way to her current role as the Chair of the Governor’s Michigan Women’s Commission.

The episode covers a wide range of topics, including Dr. Geneva’s geographical roots, her transition from nonprofit leadership to entrepreneurship at the age of 65, and the profound impact of her upbringing and community on her leadership approach. Listeners gain insights into actionable strategies for achieving work-life balance, especially tailored for high-achieving women. Dr. Geneva shares her key principles of strategic networking that have proven successful in both nonprofit and entrepreneurial sectors.

The conversation delves deeper into Dr. Geneva’s personal challenges during the launch of her business, offering valuable lessons learned. As a coach, she discusses common challenges faced by high-achieving women and provides guidance on overcoming them. The episode concludes with Dr. Geneva reflecting on her experience in raising substantial funds for community causes, showcasing her multi-dimensional force in redefining success and philanthropy for the next generation.

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