Angela Ortiz is the CEO of Place To Grow, a volunteer-led nonprofit that strives to connect and inspire a rising generation of leaders in disaster-stricken Tohoku communities. Angela believes that by embracing fear, we empower ourselves so that we may empower others.
After seeing the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami, earthquake, and nuclear meltdown in Tohuku, Japan (known as 3/11), it was only by overcoming the trauma of her experience that Angela was able to take on the monumental responsibility of a social impact career. As someone who works in a vulnerable, heartbreaking, and demanding space, Angela shares thoughtful ways to care for causes and communities without sacrificing ourselves.
Social impact achieves its aim when we choose to lead with empowerment. Angela will show you how to pull yourself out of a place of fear so you can empower yourself and those around you.