Michelle Morales of Mikva Challenge: On Family, Women & Leadership, and Being a Servant-Leader

by Fleire Castro from the Philippines

Michelle Morales is the CEO of Mikva Challenge Foundation, a nonprofit that was founded on the premise that youth voice and participation matter, and that our civic and political life will be stronger when youth participate and help shape their own destinies.

She has been running the organization for three years and has been working hard to take the 25-staff nonprofit here in Chicago, Illinois, taking care of both management and focusing on fundraising to support the programs of the organization.

In this interview, Michelle talks about being a servant-leader and managing time for work and family. She talks about how she balances time between fundraising, running the org, and also being a mother and wife. She also talks about how self-care is done and how women leaders should have the empathy to be able to run projects that has the buy-in of her staff at Mikva Challenge.

Aside from that, Michelle also talks about how women leaders also need networks to make sure that they are able to talk about their challenges in management and

Listen to the interview by Fleire Castro with Michelle Morales below:

 

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