Apr 5 2023
Corporate Philanthropy Expert Does 4 Internships To Explore New Careers, with Alisha Fernandez Miranda
Alisha Fernandez Miranda is an expert and leader in corporate philanthropy and social impact (a former CEO and current chair of a consultancy) who helps large companies and organizations spend their money well and in a way that aligns with their mission and goals. On the flip side, she helps nonprofits successfully raise more money so they can further their mission and make a greater impact in the world. Alisha’s also the author of My What If Year, an epic adventure during the pandemic of 4 different internship experiences while managing life as a mom, wife, and chief executive! In 2019, Alisha had checked her life boxes of a Harvard degree, a successful career, a beautiful family, and a nice home. Yet as she approached her 40th birthday, she was questioning whether things felt right. Was she happy? The result was Alicia temporarily stepping away from her job as CEO and doing 4 internships that took her to Broadway, a retro fitness brand, the London art scene, and a Scottish luxury hotel. In this episode, we talk about: What it was like growing her business, career, and family and having the courage to take a break and make space for something new? What's it like to go from being CEO to being a beginner again? What is "corporate philanthropy" and "social impact"? What does a consultant do in this field? Why is it a dream job for many people? How can you take your own “What If?” moments? How can you explor some ways to bring joy into your life?Alisha helped found I.G. Advisors, an award-winning consultancy that works with organizations and individuals and specializes in philanthropy, corporate impact, and fundraising advice. I.G.'s clients include many incredible organizations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Oxfam, Adobe, DLA Piper, The Old Vic, UN Women, Primark and many others. Alisha is a Cuban-American, born and raised in Miami, who has spent her adult life in New York and London. She is currently based in Scotland with her twins and husband. Resources:iRelaunchEvolveMeHayThereSocialMediaContact Info: Alisha Fernandez Miranda - Guest@alishafmiranda (Instagram)Alisha Fernandez Miranda (LinkedIn)Alisha's websiteJulie Berman - Hostwww.womenwithcooljobs.com@womencooljobs (Instagram)Julie Berman (LinkedIn) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wishing you had your own cool job?? Not sure what you want to be when you grow up?In a time of transition or reinvention?Are you so busy that you’ve put yourself on the backburner for awhile? Get Sparked! Understand yourself better and learn what feels exciting and fulfilling for you. Not sure where to start? Julie can help you figure out what lights you up and fulfills you, so you can do a cool job, too! Schedule HERE to do a free, quick debrief to see how you can add more of what sparks you to life and work. Julie Berman is a Sparkologist in addition to being the Podcast Host & Producer of "Women with Cool Jobs".