1. Keisha Jordan, Executive Director - Children's Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia: Sideways Management and Inclusivity Dr. Laura Sicola 41:34

How do you educate and inspire a community when the solution doesn’t produce immediate results?  This week Keisha Jordan shares how she keeps her team, her community, and her stakeholders passionate about children’s education while providing funds and opportunities for future success. Listen in as Laura and Keisha discuss the complexities of raising long-term funds for children’s education and what it takes to establish trust and build a team of passionate people over time.


Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation:

  • How to build credibility with a new group of people
  • The challenges of raising long-term funding
  • Understanding the impact your mission has on the community
  • Overcoming false barriers through communication and relationship building
  • What it means to manage sideways and how to support your team’s passion


During the 24-Hour Challenge, Keisha encourages you to research an issue you are passionate about and volunteer with a local organization to make a difference in your area.


About Keisha Jordan:


Keisha is a dedicated nonprofit leader with 20 years of experience in education advocacy, school administration, human resources, staff and volunteer training, and fund development. She joined CSFP in 2020 from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) where she served as Chief People Officer. Prior to her role at GSEP, Jordan worked as Director of Admissions at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, a consultant for Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School and other non-profits, and the founding President/CEO of Philadelphia Black Alliance for Educational Options. She received her JD from Temple University School of Law and her BA from the University of Virginia.


You can learn more about Keisha’s efforts here: https://www.csfphiladelphia.org/


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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.