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Viktoria Harrison from Charity Water: Finding courage to seek meaningful work!

For many of us, the thought of leaving the corporate world to do something meaningful can be daunting. Our guest speaker for November is Viktoria Harrison, she attended the School of Visual Arts and began her career at SuperFad, a NYC design house. Feeling burnt out by her job as a designer she embraced the unknown and decided to volunteer for Charity Water.

“I started wanting something more. I still believed that design was inherently good…I wanted to apply it to help solve big problems.”

Viktoria's humble beginnings with Charity Water started with handing out flyers in Union Square. Since then, she has been able to combine her passion with design and become the Director of Brand Management at Charity Water.

Charity Water is New York based non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. It was founded by Scott Harrison, a former nightclub promoter who uprooted his life to become a photojournalist for Mercy Corp in Africa. When he returned from his trip, he started Charity Water - an organization which focuses on providing clean and safe water in developing countries around the world. Charity Water is the future of social enterprises, 100% of donations directly fund projects to provide clean water to people in need.

This Meetup is FREE but to show your appreciation for this event you can contribute to our Charity Water funding raising group page to help us reach our goal of $500, which will get 25 people clean water!

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  • Christopher P.

    The video from this event is up now on our YouTube channel at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK9cpHJsV24

    Please feel free to forward to your friends!

    November 12, 2013

  • caroline

    Thanks everyone! We exceeded our campaign goal and raised $510 for Charity Water!!! Thanks to friends, family, anonymous donations and people who believe in this cause that everybody should have access to clean water. You people rock!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • caroline

    Inspiring personal story from a designer to designing an amazing cause. Guess what! We've raised $360, only $140 more to go! http://my.charitywater.org/thinkactchangeindia

    November 2, 2013

  • Christopher P.

    Viktoria was wonderful, so wise, articulate and poised beyond her years. She was able to share precisely what life and business lessons enabled her success and the success of charity: water and do so in way that was helpful and inspiring.

    November 3, 2013

  • Vickie C.

    I loved it! Viktoria's talk was great and I met some many awesome like minded people

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Carolyn M.

    Sorry Caroline. Won't be able to make it into the City for this. I'm home sick! Let us know if it's going to be streamlined.

    Have fun!

    November 2, 2013

  • caroline

    Hey Everyone, As you know this event is FREE but it would be awesome if you could support our group goal to raise $500 to support a Charity:Water project to fund household taps and latrines in India. We have only raised $90 so far, no donation is too small! http://bit.ly/1alKnKD

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • caroline

      Oh here's the link: http://bit.ly/1alKnKD­­

      October 31, 2013

    • caroline

      Campaign update: We've now raised $310, 62% of the way there. Can you help get to us reach our campaign goal? We only need $190!

      November 2, 2013

  • caroline

    Hey Everyone, Looking forward to see you all at the event tomorrow! We're going to introduce 60sec shout outs at the end of the event for people to take the stage to share their idea, ask for help on project you are working on to change the world. First come first served. Get your name on the door, just look for Chris or myself and let us know.

    November 1, 2013

  • Stanley

    Sorry for late notice. Just got called back to work this wknd. Have fun!

    November 1, 2013

    • caroline

      Thanks for updating your RSVP!

      November 1, 2013

  • caroline

    This Meetup is FULL. If your plans have changed, please kindly update your RVSP. We have other members on the waiting list who would also like to hear Viktoria present!

    October 31, 2013

  • Monique V.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • caroline

    A few more sleeps until this event! For those who have are not familar with Charity Water, this video featuring the founder Scott Harrison is delightful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLdDMDkwK1s

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will this be streamed? I would really love to see this but can't be present.

    October 19, 2013

    • caroline

      Sorry, this will not be but good idea. We may consider in the future!

      1 · October 19, 2013

  • caroline

    This Meetup is FREE but to show your appreciation for this event you can contribute to our Charity Water funding raising group page to help us reach our goal of $500, which will get 25 people clean water!
    http://my.charitywater.org/thinkactchangeindia

    October 17, 2013

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