My Mission Is… is a podcast series cohosted by Mission’s founder Karina Givargisoff, and singer-songwriter of the U.K. band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri.
This week’s My Mission Is… podcast guest is Annette Richardson, global philanthropist, senior strategist, and execution expert. She is the founder and manager of Richardson Partners LLC, a consultancy firm that advises global leaders on design, curation, and implementation of pro-social campaigns. Prior to launching her firm, Richardson worked on cross-cultural projects and was a Senior Advisor to the UN Office for Partnerships. The strategic executive focuses on sustainability, purpose, and social impact to bring about change at scale through the Global Goals.
In this episode, Annette talks to Mission’s Editor-in-Chief Karina Givargisoff and singer-songwriter Sharleen Spiteri about her career as a global business leader with a focus on social impact. She delves into her personal journey of finding her talent as a philanthropist, her experience working with the United Nations, and how she navigated her identity as a Black woman in global leadership. She opens up about the power of knowing her value in a competitive workforce, how she dealt with nay-sayers, and her ability to stay true to her passion for making the world a better place.