The Social Change Career Series highlights the diversity of work and professional experiences related to social good. Speakers work in Nonprofit, Philanthropy, Government and Corporate roles and share their career journey, work life, and professional experiences with an online audience. The conversation is part of the Social Change Leadership Program at the SISGI Group and led by Thenera Bailey, President/CEO. Current Social Change Leadership program participants, alums and the public are invited to ask questions and connect with the speakers in this unique online conversation on social change careers. 

This is a free online event. You can join the conversation from any computer or mobile device!

If you would be interested in sharing your career journey as a speaker in this series please email careerseries@sisgigroup.org. 


Engage with industry thought leaders who will share their career journey and current role in creating social change and social good.  

Earnestine Walker

Vice President, Community Health and Inclusion

American Heart Association
January 31, 2017

Erich Pica


Friends of the Earth
February 16, 2017

Andrea Judson MSW, LCSW-C

Director of North American Operations

Planet Software
March 16, 2017

Lakeya Cherry

Executive Director 

Network for Social Work Management
April 20, 2017

We'll be announcing additional speakers for 2017 soon. Click the button below to be the first to know when that happens.

This Month's Speaker...
Lakeya Cherry
Network for Social Work Management

Lakeya Cherry, MSSW
Network for Social Work Management, Executive Director

  • Lakeya Cherry, MSSW is the Executive Director of the Network for Social Work Management, an international membership organization dedicated to strengthening social work leadership in health and human services. Under her leadership, the Network has grown globally and introduced new, innovative programming that meets the needs of social work and human services leaders everywhere. At her previous position with 2U, Inc., a technology company partnering with prestigious universities to place degree programs online, Lakeya was a Senior Regional Field Manager for the University of Southern California School of Social Work’s online Master of Social Work program. Cherry was in charge of spearheading national partnerships and managing field education agency development initiatives. She has also held a variety of direct service positions in the nonprofit sector and volunteers during her free time.

    She earned her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Legal Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Lakeya also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from the National Human Services Assembly in collaboration with The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, the Executive Education Program at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.

Leading Management in the Social Work Profession

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View Recordings of the Speakers From the Social Change Career Series in 2015 and 2016