Voices of Resilience: A Conversation with Rachel Reese
April 2020 – VVEngage Fellow Rachel Reese is the first female mayor of Nelson, New Zealand, one of the largest urban centers in New Zealand. She joined the podcast to discuss how her region in New Zealand is preparing for every possible scenario within the pandemic crisis and looking ahead to ensure they can function well without the connectivity to the rest of the world.
Rachel and Alyse talk about why clear leadership can inspire other leaders around the world to carry forward and conquer the challenges ahead, connecting with people’s everyday problems throughout the crisis to ensure that their homeless population is taken care of, that children who receive their main meal of the day at school are cared for, and more. They also discussed the importance of empathy and authentic leadership in times of crisis and how to keep yourself and your team motivated during these uncertain times.
Tune into the episode today: