A Look At International Volunteering with Laura Asiala, PYXERA Global

A discussion with Laura Asiala, PYXERA Global‘s Senior Director of Client Relations and Public Affairs, covering shared value, what “PYXERA Global” stands for, and much more.

Passionate about the power of business to solve-or help solve-the world’s most intransigent problems, she leads the efforts to attract more participation of businesses to contribute to the sustainable development, through their people and their work. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Net Impact. Before PYXERA Global, she was the Director of Corporate Citizenship at Dow Corning Corporation, where she led the development of their international corporate volunteer program (Dow Corning Citizen Service Corps) and oversaw CSR strategies and relationships, including the company’s public-private partnership with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Pete Wright
Making Global Impacts Through International Volunteering with Ahsiya Posner Mencin, GlaxoSmithKline

Realized Worth co-founders Chris Jarvis and Angela Parker interview GlaxoSmithKline’s Ahsiya Posner Mencin on the origins of PULSE, the value of real-life experience, and her “Ph.D. in match.com.” Click the player below to listen.

Ahsiya Posner Mencin, Ph.D. has worked in international development, diplomacy, corporate social responsibility, and organizational management and change for over 15 years in the public and private sectors, and at grassroots and policy levels. She joined GlaxoSmithKline in 2006 as a strategy consultant supporting R&D senior executives on transformational projects with global and humanitarian implications. She began working to design and launch thePULSE Volunteer Partnership in January 2009, motivated by the opportunity to bridge public and private sectors towards achieving positive sustainable change, particularly in the health arena. She has been serving as leader of PULSE since the April 2009 global launch. Ahsiya graduated from Swarthmore College and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. She has worked for various NGOs in the US, Zimbabwe, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, and Jordan, and has taught Peace & Conflict Studies in the Political Science Department at Bryn Mawr College.

Pete Wright