Piya Banerjee

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University of Washington
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  • Piya Banerjee created a blog entry Gratitude and Goodby...
    I still remember the butterflies I had in my stomach almost two years ago as I sat in Hyderabad, India waiting for my Skype interview with Joshua. I had heard about Generation Waking Up and Pachamama on an online teleseries and I knew I had to be a part of it. Hearing the mission 'to ignite a generation  of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world'  felt deeply aligned with who I was and it was the kind of stand I wanted to contribute to with all my heart and soul. And so it was! A few short months later I was flying to San Francisco, California to start a whole new life and an exciting new job as part of the Core Team of Generation Waking Up. I was so ready to learn and grow and help lay the foundation for this amazing organization to 'lift off' and expand to its full potential. Throughout my time at GenUp, I have had the incredible privilege of witnessing first hand the magic that occurs when  young people come together to vision a new world. I am so grateful for the opportunities I've had to play and work with a team behind-the-scenes to make GenUp's work in the world possible. From fundraising to communications to operations, I've had the extraordinary chance to be a part of a founding team that's continually learning and surrendering boldly to the Great Unfolding of our mighty mission. And now, after almost two full years, I have made the bittersweet decision to move on to the next adventure. Before I jump into the next  opportunity, I plan to take some time to reflect and listen to what my next calling might be -- what my next steps may be to bringing forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. GenUp, in my eyes, is a Wise Force on its own. One that brings the exact right people to the right task at the right time. And also knows when to let them go so they may take their gifts and skills to shine on in the next place when the time is right. I have complete faith in GenUp's ability to grow and thrive in this next chapter. I feel deeply connected to the GenUp and Pachamama family and will carry my relationships, the mission and this work with me wherever I go. Deep gratitude to all of you who have touched my life in infinite ways. Thank you for being my teachers, my friends, and my inspiration.
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  • Piya Banerjee created a blog entry Become the GenUp Blo...

    Generation Waking Up is looking for an Editor-in-Chief to manage this blog! Check out the job description below for more details:


    Generation Waking Up, a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world, is seeking an Editor.

    Your purpose in this position will be to manage  a successful and robust Generation Waking Up Blog, along with its community of regular blog contributors.

    Location: Work from home. Bay Area local a plus. Type of Position: Volunteer - roughly 10 hours a week. Application Deadline: Open till filled Start Date: As soon as possible Compensation: Unpaid

    To apply: Submit an application form at www.generationwakingup.org/apply and a resume to jobs@generationwakingup.org.  If we identify you as a strong candidate, you can expect to hear back from us within two weeks.


    At Generation Waking Up, we deeply recognize the value of Story and its ability to ignite a movement to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. A key medium through which we plan to spread these stories is our blog. Here are some resources we recommend that understand our approach to story-based movement building

    Your job as Editor-in-Chief will be to manage and run a blog that captures powerful stories from a diverse and global community of contributors that will inspire others to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world.


    On a day-to-day basis, you will find your work to be diverse and engaging.  You will be:

    • Creating the foundation and structure for the blog (including number, frequency, and types of stories )

    • Being the final editorial check on all stories before they are published - checking copy for errors and inaccuracies, editing to maximize search engine capability, and making light and heavy editing decisions as needed

    • Building, managing and liaising with our diverse community of contributors from around the globe

    • Creating a ‘blogging best practices’ guide for blog contributors that captures GenUp’s unique voice and blogging style

    • Contributing your own stories to the blog


    • You will be working closely with Piya Banerjee, Core Team Member accountable for Communications.

    • A team of volunteer bloggers, each of whom will be submitting one blog post per month.


    You will know that you are highly qualified for this position by the extent to which the following describes you:

    • You are inspired by Generation Waking Up’s mission to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world and recognize the role of Story in building that movement

    • You have significant writing and editorial experience

    • You are skilled with Wordpress or similar online blogging platforms.

    • You are detail-oriented, with a great eye for spelling, grammar, and designing/publishing copy for the web.

    You will know that you are an exceptional fit for this position by the extent to which this describes you:

    • You have some web design/html skills

    • You have some experience with search engine maximization

    • You have Adobe Photoshop skills

    • You live in the Bay Area (added bonus only)


    We are a small purpose-driven team with big vision, smart goals, a solid game plan, and a love for finding our way as we go.  Riding off the momentum of significant accomplishments in our first two years, we are “lifting off” in 2012, flying by the seat of our pants, equipped with sharp minds, humble hearts, and playful spirits.

    We explicitly build into our work new ways to innovate, collaborate, empower, support each other, take care of ourselves, work hard, and have fun all along the way.  If this calls to you, we may be a great fit!


    We are an equal opportunity employer, with a deep commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, people from low-income backgrounds, people of LGBT orientation and identity, and people of other diverse backgrounds.  If you identify with these and/or other historically marginalized backgrounds and communities, we strongly encourage you to apply.


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