Sevaun Palvetzian heads up Civic Action, an independent organization in Toronto that uses a collaborative approach to come up with solutions to some of the most pressing urban challenges. Civic Action has been around for nearly 15 years, starting as a Toronto-specific city building organization and expanding to cover the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. CivicAction is considered to be the premier civic engagement organization in the country.
Following her achievement of a Masters in American History, Sevaun left Canada for an internship in Washington DC, where she worked with a program called Presidential Classroom. And what started as a 4-month internship, turned into a four year adventure in the American capital.
On this episode of Run It Like a Girl, Sevaun talks about her very first and most valuable mentors - her parents. She gives some tips on how to find your voice and make sure you own your seat at the table, whether it be a kitchen table, classroom table or boardroom table.