Arc Benders

Helping Changemakers Leverage the Power of Creativity

Mailande is a modern-day renaissance woman and champion for the power of creativity. As she uses her talents to help mission-driven organizations communicate their stories, she also seeks to use her own creative risks as a catalyst for helping others do the things that make them come alive. She’s been a source of inspiration to…

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Dr. Tiffany Jana, CEO of TMI Portfolio

Episode 1: Getting Honest + Dead Squirrels + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dr. Tiffany Jana, CEO of TMI Portfolio

In today’s show, we talk a bit about our vision for the Arc Benders podcast and the community we hope to create. We also interview Dr. Tiffany Jana, the founder and CEO of TMI Portfolio, a collection of socially responsible and interconnected companies working to advance more culturally inclusive and equitable workforces.

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Arguably the Most Delicious Way to Change Lives Liz Miller, Senior Marketing Manager at Divine Chocolate

Liz Miller is the Senior Marketing Manager at Divine Chocolate, a global social enterprise with HQs in Washington, D.C. & London. Not only is Divine Chocolate delicious, but it is also co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, a cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for each bar of Divine. Liz also…

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Trailer: Introducing the Arc Benders Podcast

We are so excited to be bringing you the Arc Benders podcast! We created this show to challenge you to be bold enough to live an extraordinary life with impact. Each episode we will be bringing you interviews with inspiring guests who are blazing new trails in driving positive change. Our goal is to bring…

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Behind-the-scenes preview

Podcast co-hosts Christina Noel, Founder of Arc Benders, & Alisa Herr, CEO of Unity Digital Agency, decided to record this video to give you a “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to record a professional podcast.

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  • “Pay attention to how you spend your happiest free time. We hear so often that we should follow our passions, and so many people ask ‘but what if I don’t know what my passion is?’ That’s totally fine! I usually suggest that people look at what they do when there’s no directive, when they’re free to choose how they spend their time. What are you doing? What are you reading about? What makes you really, really excited? Are you reading about payday lending policies? Are you reading about music production?  I don’t believe that everyone needs to quit their job and follow something else full-time, but there’s always room to incorporate more of what you love into your life.”
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Our latest #arcbender, Mailande is a modern-day renaissance woman and champion for the power of creativity. As she uses her talents to help mission-driven organizations communicate their stories, she also seeks to use her own creative risks as a catalyst for helping others do the things that make them come alive.
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To learn more about how you can tap into your #creativity, find #joy, & get #inspired, definitely check out her interview at the link in our profile above! ☝🏼
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#quotes #creatives #freelancer #socialimpact #durham #nc #art #womenwhodraw
  • Are you tired of hearing bad news? We created Arc Benders to challenge you to be bold enough to life an extraordinary life with impact & our first full episode of the podcast is LIVE! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today we’re bringing you an interview with Dr. Tiffany Jana, the founder and CEO of TMI Portfolio and nationally recognized expert on diversity & inclusion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are you wondering what dead squirrels have to do with social impact? We get honest about what it takes to design a life with purpose and tackle hot topics in diversity, equity, and inclusion ranging from what to do if you’re facing bias to how your organization can avoid tokenism.
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You can find this episode wherever you most enjoy listening to podcasts or check out the link in our profile above to learn more about the episode! ☝🏼 #arcbenders #socialimpact #diversityandinclusion #bcorps #bthechange #inspiration #quirky #purpose #designyourlife #goodvibes #leadership #boss #entrepreneur
  • “If you’re going to be trying to enact change, it’s never going to be one person doing all of it.”
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Liz Miller is the Senior Marketing Manager at Divine Chocolate, a global social enterprise with HQs in Washington, D.C. & London. Not only is Divine Chocolate delicious, but it is also co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, a cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for each bar of Divine. Liz also volunteers with the Ellevate Network, an organization whose mission is to help women advance in the workplace, both for themselves and the greater good. She serves on the DC Chapter Leadership team as the Marketing Lead.
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Read her story at the link in our profile above! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#arcbenders #socialimpact #bthechange #bcorps #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #purpose #chocolate #bethechange #leadership #socialjustice
  • It’s finally here!!! 🎉
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We are so excited to announce that the Arc Benders podcast is now LIVE!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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After months of planning, interviewing, and editing, we have finally launched the Arc Benders podcast, a show created to challenge you to be bold enough to live an extraordinary life with impact.
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Today's quick 3-minute intro episode gives you a taste of the goodies that are yet to come this season. You'll meet co-hosts Christina Noel and Alisa Herr and hear some of our favorite quotes from upcoming interviews. Do you recognize any voices?
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To listen - click the link in our profile above 👆🏼
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After you've subscribed, please share with your friends! And remember, the best gift of all is a review and a 5-star rating. That will help us reach even more listeners like you!  Shout out to @announcedivinely & @aspiring ing_co for the confetti!! 🎊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Music cred: the amazing @djryanthedj ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#socialimpact #arcbenders #podcast #storytelling #celebrate #inspiration #leadership #socent #bthechange #socialjustice #systemicinequality
  • “The best advice I can give to people trying to design a life with purpose is to make time to design a life with purpose. In today’s world, through the power of the internet and otherwise, there are myriad opportunities available to those who are able to articulate what they truly want and why.”
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Jivika Rajani is the founder of @aspir8org; an award-winning transnational social enterprise that leads social innovation & entrepreneurship education programs for high school students in the Middle East and across South Asia. As of last week, Aspir8  has been named a semifinalist for the C3 Social Impact Accelerator, powered by @hsbc !
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To read our full interview, click the link in our profile above ☝🏽
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#inspiration #socialimpact #socent #purpose #mission #arcbenders #changemakers #bethechange #education #leadership #middleeast #southasia #maketime #wordstoliveby #advice
  • ”I’m tired of the status quo. We can’t just push against. We have to figure out, what are we pushing for? What is the future that we all want? How do we collaborate to get there?”
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Alicia Bonner Ness is an experienced facilitator, producer, social impact strategist, and author that is about to launch her first book, Purpose Power: How Mission-Driven Leaders Engage for Change, and will be hitting the road next year to visit 15 cities on the Purpose Power Town Hall Tour.  The tour will allow communities the opportunity to rebuild trust through active listening and community dialogue, while co-designing their shared vision for the future.
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To read our full interview, click the link in our profile above ☝🏻
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#arcbenders #socialimpact #politics #purposepower #inspiration #leadership #vision #future #roadtrip #townhall #ifundwomen
  • “Try to define what you stand for early on; it’s harder to establish a culture once you have a larger team. From a business perspective, I would say that growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. You really don’t have to be a big company to have a big impact.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Audrée is one of North America’s leading interactive media designers. She is the Creative Director & Co-Founder at FFunction, an award-winning data visualization studio based in Montreal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To learn more about how she is using data visualization to drive positive change, check out our full interview at the link in our profile above ☝🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#arcbenders #bcorps #bthechange #datavisualization #inspiration #purpose #changemaker #votebcorp #leadership #canada #montreal #dataforgood
  • Officially coming soon: we’re excited to share that we’ll be launching the Arc Benders podcast at the end of this year! 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We will be interviewing inspiring 
#changemakers across multiple industries and getting honest about what it really takes to drive positive change.
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#staytuned #socialimpact #socialentrepreneur #socialentrepreneurship #nonprofit #nonprofits #purpose #inspiration #podcasts #podcastlife #arcbenders
  • What's your mission statement? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At Arc Benders, "our mission is to inspire more people to change the world and to give them the tools they need to succeed. We exist because the world needs us to change it."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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A big thanks to Sheridan Howie, Coordinator of Sustainability & Outreach at Certified @bcorporation @luludotcom for giving our mission statement a shout out in this article on the 'Top 27 Mission Statement Examples from the Pros' & for being a total #arcbender herself:
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https://fitsmallbusiness.com/mission-statement-examples/
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#entrepreneurship #mondaymotivation #smallbusiness #bcorps #mission #missionstatement #purpose #ourwhy #changemakers