On this week’s Hope Motivates Action podcast episode, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Jake Stika, the co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Next Gen Men. I met Jake through his Board Chair and was immediately impressed with his compassion, intelligence and purpose-driven mission to create brave spaces to engage, educate and empower men and boys on gender and equality.
In this episode, Jake shares with us both his personal and professional reasons for creating his organization and how hope has been a leading motivator in his quest to continue having important conversations.
Jake is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces.
Jake was recently named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, as well as having earned recognition from Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian Delegation, and participated in the UN Women Safe Cities Initiative Global Forum
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