As I transition out of my role as Director of Innovation Network, I’ve been in deep reflection about how the last 20 years shaped and sharpened my own approaches to learning and evaluation, as well as those of my team and colleagues. The last few years in particular have revealed meaningful lessons about the complexities of creating institutional shifts while navigating through uncertainty and organizational change. These experiences were grounded in the lessons from our transformation toward equity. Each one reaffirmed the importance of leaning into discomfort to shift and broaden our awareness; authentically connecting with each other and those around us to build a foundation of trust; and re-imagining our future from a place of empathy and understanding.
Continue reading outgoing Director Veena Pankaj’s lessons from leading through transformation on our Blog.