Episode 50

CABW 050: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Exploitation

On this episode, we spend time with Sarah Symons, Founder and Director of Her Future Coalition, an international charity who’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty and exploitation by providing education and services to survivors and the most vulnerable girls. Sarah is an author, former composer of music for TV and film as well as a former art teacher in New York City.

Her Future Coalition was founded by Sarah Symons and John Berger in 2005, a married couple who built the organization from the ground up using their personal savings and dedicated community of friends. As a women-led organization, Her Future Coalition provides compassion-led solutions which break the cycle of trauma and establish a new cycle of trust, well-being, choice and independence.

Over the years, they have saved thousands of survivors in India, Nepal, Cambodia and Thailand…some of who joined their programs and are now managing the programs, working as trainers and mentors to newly rescued girls. 

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Standing in the Way: From Trafficking Victim to Human Rights Activist


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This show takes time to pause life to focus on social good, social entrepreneurship, and social impact. There are enough people tearing each other down and apart in relationships, business, and all over the world. It is time to STOP. Shift the focus...

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Natalie Phillips

Dr. Natalie Phillips is passionate about building deep relationships and authentic connections to help make a difference in the world together.  She is committed to assisting individuals and businesses to become more of who they are and to live out their brand.  She believes in creating environments in which people can connect on different levels to help their businesses succeed. 

She created and is Founder and CEO of Connect4Excellence, LLC, a company dedicated to guide individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses to connect to their own mission and culture, to connect to others at organized events, to connect to their own voice with a bigger audience on social media, and to connect to be able to give back and create social impact.  She is host of Connecting A Better World, a podcast aimed to connect people to listen, learn, and spark interest in how they themselves see what they can bring forth to make this world a better place.