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Jessica Kizorek | Badass Business Women: Empowering Global Activism Through Storytelling

 

Mick Hunt explores Jessica Kizorek's journey from a marketer to a renowned filmmaker and philanthropist. Jessica discusses how she leverages her filmmaking skills to boost nonprofit fundraising efforts and her dedication to making a tangible social impact through her work. Her stories are not just inspiring but are also a testament to the power of media in driving positive change.

Jessica Kizorek's Background: Transitioned from a marketing expert to a filmmaker and philanthropist, using her skills to support nonprofits through documentary filmmaking.

Defining Moments: Jessica reflects on her projects that have raised substantial funds and awareness, particularly for the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County and initiatives against fracking in Miami-Dade County.

Discussion Topics:

  • The inception and growth of her company, 2 Parrot Productions, and her nonprofit, Eyes on Your Mission.
  • The power of video in fundraising and awareness for nonprofits, detailing how her films have helped organizations significantly increase their funding.
  • Her unique approach to documentary filmmaking focuses on stories that make a social impact.
Key Quotes:
  • "I realized that I could both charge money for this but also donate it for free as a pro bono thing."
  • "My real reason is that I use technology to improve the world."
Next Steps:
  • Watch: Check out the impactful films produced by Jessica’s company on the 2 Parrot Productions website.
  • Reflect: Consider the role of technology and media in social change and how you can contribute.
  • Engage: Share how Jessica’s approach to filmmaking inspires you to use your skills for social good using #MickUnplugged.

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