EP 27 | Effective Global Advocacy with Carlisha Bradley

Written by on April 25, 2023

When you begin to think and play bigger, it can transform not only your own life, but the lives of those around you — your family, your team, your community, and even beyond.

As the founder of the transformative global nonprofit Women Empowering Nations (WEN), Carlisha Bradley is playing bigger and making a difference on a global stage. She’s served as a trusted advisor to aid organizations, non­profits, schools, leaders, foreign governments, and diplomats around the world, and has learned how to effect powerful change for the women and girls that she serves.

In this conversation, we talk about the incredible impact of Carlisha’s international work, her inspiring background in public education, and why I would love for her to run for office someday!

Listen now to discover: 

  • How struggling with her identity suppressed Carlisha’s voice — and the influential events that helped her find her identity and purpose
  • How to advocate effectively so that you can achieve your desired results
  • How to best support WEN as they empower girls around the world


Guest bio: Carlisha Williams Bradley is an acclaimed nonprofit leader, education advocate, and social enterprise consultant. Carlisha lends her spirit, expertise, and voice as an advocate for women and girls worldwide as the founder of Women Empowering Nations, a nonprofit devoted to the educational and leadership development of girls. With her consultancy, Amplify for Women, she calls other destiny-driven women to follow in her footsteps and be the change. She is the bestselling author of Choosing Faith Over Fear: 14 Days of Life-Changing Lessons.


01:39  Intro

04:28  Meet Carlisha Bradley

07:50  Hallmark movies & twin motherhood

15:11  Journey of self-discovery

19:08  Igniting her passion

22:28  Surprising stories

25:10  How to support WEN

26:28  Why Carlisha does this work

29:22  Working for the Board of Education

36:06  Emotion, passion & presence

39:50  Politicians & regaining our progress

44:43  What’s next


Carlisha Bradley