Emil Pinnock is an American film director, producer, writer and actor from Harlem, New York, U.S. In his 30s, Pinnock has been active in the film industry for more than two decades.
Hosted by two self-described changemakers from vastly different industries, VOC highlights others doing the work to understand the mindsets, situations and motivations that help them change the world.
Here’s how one working mom designed a location-independent lifestyle for herself and her family.
In part one of this conversation, we introduced you to Jemi Laclé and Claudia Koerbler, two intercultural Washington, D.C. professionals who are expert communicators. Here, we learn more about how these accomplished friends promote female empowerment.
Augusto Valverde and Alex Harz had never met one another before I introduced them this past June. They were both presenting their work at the Fifth-Annual SeriesFest, a Denver-based festival and marketplace dedicated to showcasing innovative episodic content from around the world.
Longtime entrepreneur Arlene Rivera, 55, is a has been doing hair for three decades. She operated salons in Puerto Rico before relocating to the Rocky Mountains and is a self-proclaimed “hair doctor” who believes that understanding curly and wavy hair is about more than simply knowing an individual’s ethnicity.
People with curls and locs have long endured inadvertent (and sometimes overt) microaggressions. Increasingly, however, natural hair in all its forms is all the rage.
The Lovely Loba is a Utah-based company that creates unique, innovative, organic and eco-friendly lotion balls specially formulated to soothe even the most sensitive skin. According to creator Lindsey Christiansen, these nourishing spheres use seed butters and oils, herbs, plant and root powders, and essential oils that work harmoniously with skin, body and mind.
For every ambitious female, there is an unspoken truth behind her path, empowerment, career and successes. What the outside world gets to see from the surface, is just part of the joy, sweat and tears.
Are you your own boss? If so, does that automatically make you an entrepreneur? That’s what I want to explore — how such professional independence intersects with an individual’s values and purpose.