Categorized as: About us, Leadership, Stories & Tagged as: Leadership, Philanthropy, Succession, Suzanne Skees on June 11, 2022.
Succession: Why now? What’s next? Beginning as an UnPhilanthropist Truth is, I never did like philanthropy. When I had the good fortune to launch Skees Foundation 18 years ago, I didn’t look like a “philanthropist” (being female, middle class,...Read more
Categorized as: MY JOB book and community, Stories & Tagged as: Athumani Shenyau, Careers, Cecilia Nguyen, Collaboration, Covid, Gen Z, Job tips, MY JOB Book Series, Shrestha Sinha, Suzanne Skees, Teamwork, WFH on September 4, 2021.
Editor’s Note: Book 3 of the series, MY JOB Gen Z: Finding Your Place in a Fast-Changing World, has in its six short months of life already scored highest in sales and outreach–perhaps because of its relevance to young people launching careers in a...Read more
Categorized as: Job Creation, MY JOB book and community, Stories, Youth & Tagged as: Book publishing, Careers, Fatima Saadullah, Gen Z, Generation Z, Job hunting, Maya Chawla, New book, Nonfiction, Sanam Yusuf, Sarah Helly, Sociology of work, Suzanne Skees on May 8, 2021.
By Suzanne Skees, Founder and Storyteller Why Jobs for Gen Z? MY JOB Gen Z: Finding Your Place in a Fast-Changing World, is the only book on the market (we did our research!) that’s BY, ABOUT, and FOR Generation Z–i.e., middle schoolers through...Read more
Categorized as: Caribbean, Education, Girls & women, Job Creation, Leadership, Poverty Alleviation, Stories & Tagged as: Beekeeping, Candles, Fair trade, Fonkoze, Gifts, Haiti unrest, Jewelry, Job creation, Kiva, Prosperity Catalyst, Suzanne Skees, Vincent Oviedo, Women's coop on June 22, 2019.
Candlemakers from Haiti. Photo courtesy of Prosperity Catalyst. By Vincent Oviedo, a Skees Family Foundation (SFF) member and social worker/therapist, and Suzanne Skees, founder and board chair of SFF and editor of the MY JOB book series. Coauthors’ Note: Why...Read more
Categorized as: About us, Grantmaking strategy, Our Partners, Stories & Tagged as: Board Members, California, Family, Suzanne Skees, Working remotely on March 24, 2018.
Suzanne interviewing a local job-creation partner and his employee in Assam, India with Upaya Social Ventures. Arindam (right) and his wife tell their love-and-work story in Chapter 2 of MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World, Book 1, our foundation’s...Read more