Banker, lecturer and co-author of the new book "A Path Appears; Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity," Sheryl WuDunn, was invited to Des Moines to share her ideas from the front lines of social progress with participants in the "Borlaug Dialogue" of the World Food Prize.
IPR's Charity Nebbe spoke with WuDunn before her Oct. 15 speech. WuDunn is the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize. Her speech focused on "A Path Appears," specifically how altruism affects us and how one person can actually make a difference, in their own hometown or in a country on the other side of the world.
WuDunn offers some great advice on how people can make positive changes happen, such as putting together a group of like-minded people in your community who are enthused about the same goals. WuDunn previously co-authored the successful book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide."