The Diversity Gap

Creative Leadership and Building Our Capacity for Compassion with Vera Leung

Episode Summary

In this episode of The Diversity Gap Podcast, Bethaney talks to Vera Leung, the Creative Director at International Justice Mission (IJM). As a creative director, she is passionate about creating social change through inspired people, powerful stories, and compelling design. IJM is a global organization partnering with local justice systems to end violence against people living in poverty. In her role at IJM, Vera leads the North American creative team, tasked with telling stories of injustice while mobilizing people to act. In our conversation, we talk about leading a creative team, building our muscles of compassion, and about telling difficult stories in ways that invite people to connect and linger, even when it’s tough.

Episode Notes

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