Welcome to #ThePowerOfStories Podcast – a podcast BY women, ABOUT women, and FOR women! Stories connect us and inspire us, and in this podcast, women from around the world, will talk about their experiences on their personal path to empowerment. Their stories of resilience, of overcoming fears, and of pursuing their dreams will remind you that you are not alone in facing life’s challenges.
The idea for a SayItForward.org podcast was Yodit Kifle Smith’s. Yodit is a dear friend and has worked with me on this website for nearly four years. She describes herself as “a creative dedicated to making sure the voices and stories of women are heard” and I am deeply grateful to her.
We are grateful to Lisa DiGiovine, Editor/Co-Producer of The Power of Stories Podcast for agreeing to share her advice and expertise. Lisa is an Emmy nominated non-fiction producer, writer and director. Her many credits include writing and producing for CNN, E!, Dr. Phil, Discovery, The Outdoor Channel, Lifetime and NBC.
Many thanks to Cali Wang for composing the Intro and Outro music for this podcast.
And, thank YOU very much for listening!
Sharon Kathryn D’Agostino
Hope Nankunda Mwijuka is the mother of three awesome daughters and wife to a wonderful husband. Hope is the Founder and Team Leader at Raising Teenagers Uganda, an NGO that empowers girls and boys to achieve their dreams in life. In this episode, Hope discusses her transition from teacher to school counselor to Founder of Raising Teenagers Uganda… her commitment to helping end child marriage and teen pregnancy… the role of her uncle in helping her fulfill her dream of education… family members and other role models as sources of inspiration and encouragement… why self-care is important for us all… using our voices to change our lives and the lives of others… and the importance of encouraging others to believe in their dreams. (Uganda)