Freedom to Rise
From school superintendents to elected officials and business leaders, learn more about the people making a difference in the community with this informative and engaging podcast that highlights United Way Suncoast’s lasting impact.
All politics is local, but much can be done on the Federal level to affect us here on the Suncoast. Congresswoman Laurel Lee joins the Freedom to Rise Podcast as a lifelong public servant who has experience as a federal prosecutor, a circuit judge, and Florida’s Secretary of State – and is already making an impact for Florida’s 15th Congressional District.
Congresswoman Lee discusses her experience in Washington, what brought her into a politics, bi-partisan legislation and issues she is working, and advice for anyone who wants to make a difference in the community.
Host Bronwyn Beightol, United Way Suncoast’s Chief Impact Officer, takes listeners into a deeper dive about the work of our organization and the pertinent issues revolving around our mission, from early learning to affordable housing to disaster recovery. The podcast continues to attract legislative leaders, statewide policy makers, local elected officials and key business leaders. Everyone wants an opportunity to sit with Bronwyn and share their thoughts on how we can amplify the work of United Way Suncoast and enhance the community. The podcast is available on all platforms including Apple, Spotify, iHeart and Stitcher.
As Chief Impact Officer for United Way Suncoast’s efforts in DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, Bronwyn Beightol provides direction and oversight for United Way Suncoast initiatives and informs regional efforts. Bronwyn, a mother of two favorites and relatively new grandmother, has spent more than two decades in the social impact sector supporting innovative, community-level change initiatives to advance the common good. She ends each podcast with “Bronwyn’s Big Takeaway,” a closing commentary.