Wanona Satcher, CEO & Founder of Makher Studio
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In this episode of Lead With Who You Are, we have Wanona Satcher, CEO & Founder of Makher Studio- a green manufacturing and design-build firm that specializes in innovative modular real estate and civic revitalization strategies. 

Wanona has been a troublemaker in one setting and a visionary in another. In our conversation, we explore the issue of context- how context can make who we are a problem or an asset. 

She talks with us about how fundraising is friction, the word, no, as one of the best words out there and she tells the story of her own journey to find the contexts that make who she is an asset and not a liability.

In 2020, Wanona was selected as Inc Magazine’s 100 Top Female Entrepreneurs, and in 2019, she won two Auburn Alumni awards (Diversity & Inclusion; Sustainability). In 2018, she was chosen to participate in the LAUNCH Founder University in Silicon Valley for minority and women-owned businesses. In 2016, Wanona was a finalist for the Dell/Cosmo Magazine Women's Entrepreneur Network Award and Keynote Panelist for Moogfest- the world-renowned music, art and technology conference. In 2013, she was also a semi-finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, she attended Aspen Institute/CityLab 2.0 and was chosen as a national Next City Vanguard’s Top 40 Under 40 program. She has been featured in GOOD Magazine and the Huffington Post.


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