Episode 10: Karen Wawrzaszek, Certified Financial Planner and Community Activist (Part 2 of 2)

Karen Wawrzaszek

Karen Wawrzaszek is a Certified Financial Planner, a social entrepreneur, and a community activist. She has over 20 years of experience operating at the intersection of business, wealth management, commerce, and social impact and has dedicated her career to connecting the professional space with the community.

In this episode of The Culture Gap — the second of two episodes featuring Karen — she shares more about millennials and how their mindset is driving culture change in organizations, as well as what millennials demand of the organizations they work for and how they impact other generations. Karen also gives her perspective on the #MeToo movement, what it takes to be a leader and the problems she hopes to solve through the Pomona Society, so be sure to tune in. Welcome to The Culture Gap.

Key Takeaways


[:42] Daniel introduces his guest for this episode — Karen Wawrzaszek.

[1:13] What is social impact investing?

[2:58] Karen shares more about the cultural shift in the mindset of millennials, as it relates to wealth transfer.

[6:50] What would it be like as a millennial working for Karen?

[9:05] Karen and Daniel discuss how millennials have adapted to the challenges heaped upon them with resilience.

[11:13] Millennials crave feedback, not necessarily validation. How can companies incorporate this demand into their culture?

[14:46] What is Karen’s perspective on the #MeToo movement?

[17:05] What is Karen’s definition of leadership? What is a leader?

[18:17] What is the problem the Pomona Society solves, and why was Karen attracted to solving this problem?

[21:00] How will Karen measure success over time?

[24:10] What advice would Karen give her younger self?

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Learn more about:

Karen Wawrzaszek on LinkedIn

Pomona Society

Me Too Movement on Wikipedia

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