Atlas Corps: Building Bridges for Social Impact

by Atlas Corps
Atlas Corps: Building Bridges for Social Impact

Project Report | Mar 13, 2024
GlobalGiving helps Fellows Leadership Development

By Mary Paris | Senior Advisor

Dear Friend, 

Thank you so much for your commitment to our Fellows and Virtual Leadership Scholars. Because of you, Atlas Corps continues to engage with global talent who are working on enriching peoples’ lives in their local communities and developing or enhancing their leadership skills.

Meet Deseret Management Corporation fellow Comfort Umoren-Olorunnisomo who is passionate about economic development. Comfort is a communications professional with  five plus years of experience.  At home in Nigeria, Comfort belongs to a group called the Knowledge Skills and Entrepreneurship Network. It is a group for young people who are interested in assessing opportunities and resources to help them become better professionals and entrepreneurs, so they share opportunities and resources and invite people to come train their members, Comfort shares her learnings there.

About Atlas Corps and her Host organization, Comfort says,“... it has helped me and opened my eyes to a lot of things in terms of being inclusive and culturally aware in my communication. And in terms of leadership, it has also helped me to not just be someone who wants to drive results in others, but someone who is interested in the people you are leading.” 

Your support inspires confidence in her role as a community leader, her message to women during International Women’s Day was:

“Keep being a woman keeping strong. And don't hide your voice. Keep speaking up, keep speaking out.Whenever you're giving the opportunity at the table. …When you are the only person that is different, it's your strength. Use it to the best of your ability. And don't just rely on people to give you space on the table. Strive to excel there, try to let your voice be heard. Try to also walk the talk when you're given positions to affect those drive change. Don't just relax and say, oh, they needed diversity and I've gotten it and, you know, that's it. Try to drive results that when people see it, they will be proud of you and they would want to give other women a space at the table. And they want to listen to other women. So, and keep inspiring all that we may don't just keep it to yourself, keep inspiring other people.

Thank you once again for your loyal support!

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Atlas Corps

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @atlascorps
Project Leader:
Mary Paris
Washington , DC United States
$226,400 raised of $250,000 goal
2,166 donations
$23,600 to go
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