Your Career Can Contribute to the Greater Good.

The MovingWorlds Institute is on pause for 2023 as we redesign it for a post-COVID era — making it more accessible, scalable, and connected to the broader impact ecosystem via our TRANSFORM Support Hub.

Read About Our Community Building a Better Future

Priya Patel
Priya Patel

Before joining the MovingWorlds Institute in 2020, Investment Banker Priya was a success by all traditional standards. But that success came with trade offs, and in the wake of COVID-19, she decided her purpose could no longer take a backseat. As a Global Fellow, Priya found the supportive community and industry connections she needed to push beyond her comfort zone and stay accountable to her goals. Now, Priya works in social finance as a Senior Research Analyst for Stand Together, where she helps find innovative ways to remove barriers in education, business, communities, and government.

Anna Derinova-Hartmann
Anna Derinova-Hartmann

Anna has always been an advocate for social justice. She had worked in NGOs, corporations, and startups looking for the best way to make a difference, but still felt stuck in a cycle of career change. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Anna decided it was time to take a more intentional approach to her career goals. As a Global Fellow, Anna was able to tap into her purpose and learn more about where it could fit in the landscape of social impact. Anna is now the Community Engagement & CSR Program Manager at Amazon, where leverages her unique strengths to mobilize resources across sectors to unleash meaningful change.

Lewis Rowe
Lewis Rowe

Before joining the MovingWorlds Institute, Lewis was in a fast-paced role helping launch a biotech startup out of Harvard University. He joined the MovingWorlds Institute in 2020 to figure out how he could most meaningfully contribute to something more than just financial profit. As a Global Fellow, Lewis was able to narrow his focus to fostering science and technology innovation for a sustainable world. Multiple experteering projects helped him build the portfolio and connections to take the next step. Lewis is now Global Chief Operating Officer for Seabin Project, where he experteered, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Larta Institute in Los Angeles.

Program Outcomes

A Global Movement Rebuilding a More Equitable and Sustainable Future


Uncover your unique strengths and purpose drivers

At MovingWorlds, we approach career development from the inside-out. With assessments and facilitated exercises to help you uncover your unique strengths, discover or reconnect with your purpose, and more, you'll get clarity on the right next move for you — based on who you authentically are.

Learn more about our approach to purpose and the Imperative framework here.


Learn leading social impact frameworks

Stay connected with our learning management system, weekly coaching calls, monthly industry leader webinars, case-based discussions, and assignments designed to deepen your understanding of leading frameworks for creating positive change.

Here are some of the frameworks you'll learn.


Develop your professional story and build your network

Develop your personal brand in a way that synthesizes all of your past experiences and skills into a coherent professional narrative that prepares you to confidently take the next step. Build meaningful connections and discover new opportunities with the inspiring professionals, social enterprises, accelerators, foundations, impact investors, and more within our Global Network.

See our network of program advisors, speakers, and industry leaders here.


Build real-world experience

Put theory into practice with a verified social impact project that builds on your skills while challenging you to grow. Gain first-hand experience with a social enterprise to build your portfolio while testing a new career direction.

See available projects that match your skills here.


Identify Opportunities to Advance Your Career

Whether you are staying in your company or looking for something new, we’ll help you find new opportunities, expand your current function, and/or create your own. We’re the first to hear about many new opportunities and also connect you to a network that shares ideas weekly.

Hear directly from alumni about leveraging the program to make their own for-purpose career transitions here.

I am beyond grateful for my experience at MovingWorlds over the last six months. Not only did I learn so much, but I also met so many passionate, innovative people from all over the world... thank you to the MovingWorlds team and global community for this life-enriching and career-clarifying opportunity!

- Penny Cupp

Who is the MovingWorlds Institute for?

Everybody, from anywhere, that wants to use their career to make the world better, and be part of a network of hopeful and aspirational people looking to do the same.

Career Changers
Career Changers

Professionals from the private, public, or even nonprofit sector who want to make a career change based on their unique combination of strengths, purpose, and transferable skills.

Social Intrapreneurs
Social Intrapreneurs

Professionals who are happy with their current company, and want to learn how to incorporate more social impact into their existing role or even pilot a CSR/sustainability initiative to make their company more sustainable from the inside out.

Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs
Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs

Professionals who eventually want to start their own social impact organization, but before they do, want to learn the language and landscape of the social impact space and gain experience working with an already established social enterprise.

Program Advisors, Speakers, and Industry Leaders

We searched the globe for the most innovative, insightful, and inspirational advisors to help us build a world-class program. Here are a few of them:

Aaron Hurst
Founder & CEO of Imperative; Author of The Purpose Economy

Nate Wong
Executive Director at Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University

Find Nate on LinkedIn
George Aye
Human-Centered Designer & Co-Founder of the Greater Good Studio

Annika Berman
Deputy Director of Strategy, Foundation Strategy Office at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Akhtar Badshah
Former Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Microsoft, and author of The Purpose Mindset

Raquel Russel
Former Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Zillow and Deputy Assistant to President Obama


Some of our favorite pieces of feedback from our community of over 300 Fellows. Find their stories on our blog.

Changing Careers at the Intersection of Tech and Social Justice


“I got the guidance and structure I needed to figure out what I should be thinking about when it came to professional development, and where I should be focusing my efforts – building a plan for networking, a plan for applying to jobs, and a plan for personal branding. Instead of randomly sending out resumes or reaching out for 1:1s, I was able to plan and measure the actions I was taking within a more organized overarching plan.”

Read Stef's story

Bringing a Human-Centered Design Approach to Public Policy in D.C.


“The Global Fellowship was exactly the vehicle I was looking for to explore my interest in new entrants on the social impact scene - like social enterprises - further....and I’ve gained tools from the program that I can honestly say I’ll be using throughout the rest of my career.”

Read Clarence's story

Making a Career Change Based on Strengths


“Before the Institute, my focus was narrower and on the immediate-term. Another exercise that really transformed my thinking was designing our dream jobs. Rather than trying to fit myself into a prescribed role, I was able to use these new insights to create the role that would fit me. We imagined everything about our dream jobs, from the type of team we’d be working with to the organizational structure to the daily responsibilities. Going into this level of specificity helped me understand exactly where I wanted to go, and the accountability of my cohort helped me build a plan to get there.”

Read Thais' story