Back to the basics

By: Johanan Rivera, C.O.O. Like many organizations over the past year, IMAGO went from the shock and anxiousness of the unknown, directly into a steep learning curve of new ways of servicing clients and interacting with each other. We eventually settled into a new routine, managing to increase our productivity and reach. ...

Trust + Shared Purpose + Resilience = Assets

By: Mohini Malhotra, Senior Advisor A global pandemic few of us had imagined could happen in our lifetime, or ever, has wiped many notions of `normal.’ Stark inequities have been made starker, and around the world, unemployment has gone up, in most countries with little to no safety nets in place.  This...

The Dichotomy of Working Across the World

By: Smriti Iyer: IMAGO Global Grassroots, Program Manager COVID-19 has accelerated changes in how the world functions through positives such as flexibility in our own work schedules and how we now leverage technology but has also wreaked havoc on health systems and countries around the world. A year into this pandemic, we...

Helplessness vs. Hopelessness

By: Isabel Guerrero, Executive Director We feel helpless but not hopeless. The devastating COVID wave of sickness and death all around the world has left us all reeling with sadness. It has also made so many of us feel helpless. What can we do to get oxygen? How can we help loved...

A Marshall Plan for Moms?

Written by: Isabel Guerrero Last week a group of influential women called for a Marshall Plan for Moms during the first 100 days of the Biden administration, suggesting the creation of a task force to devise and oversee the implementation of such a plan.  A Marshall Plan for Moms would include providing...

Can social enterprises help with an inclusive recovery?

Written by: Maitreyi Bordia, Daselaine Tinsley & Ibrahim Ali Khan The terms “sustainable” and “inclusive” are being commonly (and often loosely) applied to any positive interventions towards the response and recovery from the pandemic. What does “inclusive recovery” mean? Here we explore a specific type of intervention through social enterprises (SEs) using...