Monthly Archives: July 2019

Episode 39: Creativity and Business of Photography with Michelle Norris

Amena talks with photographer and creative director at Tropico Photo, Michelle Norris. Amena and Michelle discuss navigating the tensions between creative work and business. Michelle shares why creating an aesthetic is important for anyone building a brand and why it’s important to know and understand the worth of your work. Find out more about Tropico Photo at

Episode 38: Partnership in Community with Jeannine Umutoniwase

Amena talks with Jeannine Umutoniwase, CEO of faith-based, Rwandan social enterprise Azizi Life which connects Rwandan artisans to the global market. Jeannine shares how her upbringing and her work as a guest house manager prepared her for leading an organization. In discussing her work with Azizi Life, Jeannine talks about the importance of empowering women and the lessons she’s learned as a CEO. For more information about Azizi Life, visit For 20% off all nonsale items use code ForHER.