Recently, my Young Women Social Entrepreneurs (YWSE) colleague Tania Hurter and I interviewed Niko Everett. At 31, she is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Girls for a Change. Awards and honors include the Draper Richards Foundation fellowship for social entrepreneurs in 2007, one of the “40 Under 40” up and comers in the Silicon Valley by The Silicon Valley Business Journal, and KQED Local Hero (Women’s History Month).
Last week over Thanksgiving, my family and I flew from Oakland to Guadalajara and drove to Tapalpa, Jalisco the next day. Tapalpa, in Western Central Mexico in the Sierra Madre Occidental region, has stunning views of the mountain range. An active volcano spurts white puffs of steam into the crisp blue sky.