Tokyo Speaks

One Woman’s Passion for Social Impact

October 7, 2020

Episode 88: Angela Ortiz is the founder of the volunteer-led nonprofit, Place to Grow, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Senior Manager at Adidas Japan. In this episode, we discuss the following topics with Angela:

  • Growing up in Japan's countryside as a Colombian-American with her parents and 10 siblings
  • Becoming a mother at 19 years old
  • Finding impetus in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011.
  • Pursuing a career in social impact
  • Creating her nonprofit Place to Grow
  • Writing her first book on social impact


This episode is sponsored by Code Chrysalis - change your life and learn how to code!



[Place to Grow]


Place to Grow: 8 principles that will make you an effective leader in social impact

by Angela Ortiz


[Guest host: Oulimata Gueye] 



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