In a world where “empowerment” is the trendiest thing, what does it really mean? Is personal empowerment replacing community empowerment? Can you make money and stand for collective empowerment? And what does it look like to tend to the issues of the world without falling into saviorism? These are just some of the questions I explore with Makenna Held in this fiery interview.

 
 
 

 

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MAKENNA HELD

Makenna is a quadruple CEO, hell-bent on disrupting the education and capacity of leaders, cooks, travelers, and musicians around the world. She's the founder of Your Leadership Recipe, REAL Marketing, ALo Records, and Okay, Perfect’s Courageous Cooking™ school.

Makenna uses coaching, live events, speaking, and writing to unpack how we–as a society– have been indoctrinated to discredit women leaders (especially those of color). Makenna’s work illuminates how is we focus our 'leadership' conversations on oft under-qualified, white men in suits who leverage authority cultivation and dominance as their leadership methodology. 

She’s been featured in Food & Wine, YFS Magazine, MindBodyGreen, CondeNast Traveler, Vogue Online, and many more. 

Makenna splits time between the United States and Julia Child's former summer home–La Pitchoune–in the South of France. Her traveling companions include her husband and business partner Chris, who happens to be a rock and roll librarian, and their daughter Magnolia. Learn more about Makenna at www.incomeinvestigator.com.

 

 
 

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