Impact Journey with Julia S
Simplicity on the other side of complexity - Julia Novy-Hildesley, Stanford, Resilience in Action
How can we be resilient? Julia Novy-Hildesley Hildesley of Stanford and Resilience in Action shares her wide-ranging journey, from Madagascar to the Peruvian Amazon, to find the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
THE IMPACT. Julia:
- Is Professor of Practice at Stanford University and Executive Director of Stanford's Change Leadership for Sustainability Program.
- Is Founder and CEO of Resilience in Action, where she helps 21st century leaders cultivate resilience in their lives, organizations and sectors, leading resilience journeys to dynamic natural environments like the Peruvian Amazon.
- Was Executive Director of the Lemelson Foundation, a nonprofit guiding investment in technology, inventors and social enterprises in the U.S and developing countries.
- At World Wildlife Fund, collaborated with Unilever and WWF to develop and launch the Marine Stewardship Council, a global partnership for certification of fisheries and sustainable seafood.
- Holds a B.A. in Human Biology and a minor in African Studies from Stanford, and a Masters from the University of Sussex in International Development Studies
- Was a Fulbright and Marshall Scholar, and speaks French, Spanish and Kiswahili.
THE JOURNEY. In our conversation, we explore:
- Where it began - growing up in nature and a challenging family history
- A breadth and depth of interests - from environment and ecology to social science and business
- The CAN framework for resilience - Connect, Adapt, Innovate - learning from ecology, psychology, and the military
- Managing complexity in a world tuned to simple solutions