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John-Paul Parmigiani is the CEO and co-founder of Impact Hub NYC, a social innovation center that operates within the vibrant ecosystem of startups, non-profits, and creative sectors in the New York metropolitan area. His career has spanned various international locales, culminating in a focus on social impact initiatives in West Africa before returning to New York. Under his leadership, Impact Hub NYC facilitates growth in local and global communities through programs such as incubators, accelerators, and educational workshops. These initiatives aim to integrate emerging technologies like blockchain and AI, supporting entrepreneurs and changemakers in achieving sustainable development goals.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [02:41] John-Paul Parmigiani discusses how his international experiences shaped his approach to leadership
  • [04:11] The importance of viewing everything and everyone as having value
  • [10:04] How does Impact Hub NYC support the development of diverse leaders?
  • [14:10] Effective strategies for empowering emerging entrepreneurs
  • [17:48] John-Paul’s advice to emerging leaders overwhelmed by the complexity of the issues they want to address
  • [21:20] How to maintain high passion and high work ethic
  • [24:02] Challenges and opportunities leaders and entrepreneurs face as the landscape of social innovation evolves
  • [31:41] The importance of being mindful of how entrepreneurship is promoted
  • [36:25] John Paul’s aspirations for the future of Impact Hub NYC

In this episode…

Have you ever wondered what drives the success of a social entrepreneur? How do they navigate the complexities of creating meaningful impact?

According to John-Paul Parmigiani, the key lies in maintaining focus and strategically leveraging unique resources. He emphasizes the importance of establishing strong networks and engaging deeply with community resources to amplify social impact. These strategies, John-Paul explains, are critical in managing the overwhelming array of opportunities and challenges that define the metropolitan social innovation landscape.

In this episode of WRK & WIN, host Corinne Milien converses with John-Paul Parmigiani, CEO & co-founder of Impact Hub NYC, about transforming challenges into opportunities within the social innovation landscape. They explore John-Paul’s unique approach to leadership, the critical role of community in fostering innovation, and strategies for maintaining personal well-being while ambitiously pursuing entrepreneurial success.

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