About the Show

There are 1.5 million non profits in the US, what makes 50% of them successful? Join us on Women Lead Radio as Mary Van Dorn, your host of Heartfelt Horizons, has a conversation with Cathryn Dhanatya, CEO/President & Co-Founder of Growing Good Inc., as they explore the delicate dance of fostering stability while amplifying service, to sculpt robust non-profit entities fortified with strength and resilience.

About Your Guest

Cathryn is Co-founder and President/CEO of Growing Good Inc., a professional services firm that partners with non-profit organizations and companies who aim to do good in the world. Cathryn has previously held key C-suite executive positions and board director and advisory positions for organizations in the areas of research, higher education, and across the non-profit sector tackling complex social issues from healthcare, education, diversity and gender equity, microfinance, green technology, and food insecurity. She has lived and worked on five continents; earned her Ph.D. in Social Science and Comparative Education from UCLA; and has led and conducted research on media and technology as it relates to health issues around the globe.

About Your Host

Mary Van Dorn is your host of Heartfelt Horizons, a show highlighting remarkable efforts of non-profit organizations worldwide. From grassroots initiatives to global movements, she uncovers the creative and effective methods these organizations employ to make a difference in the lives of others.  With her engaging storytelling and genuine curiosity, Mary invites listeners on a journey across continents, exploring the diverse landscapes of philanthropy and social impact. She introduces you to the change-makers, visionaries, and trailblazers who are dedicated to making the world a better place, one non-profit at a time.

As the CEO, Founder of Speak Easy, Speak Bold, Mary mentors executive leaders to present at their absolute highest levels of influence and inspiration within their organizations and industries.

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Thank you to our partner and show sponsor, Microsoft!


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