For a second year in a row, TITAN CEO has recognized Zion Institute CEO Shawn Pearson as part of their 2023 roster of top 100 CEOs in Phoenix.
Purpose, Passion, and Mission
Both gracious and humble at this prestigious award, two years running, she's excited that this recognition is just the latest validation that Zion Institute is fulfilling its promise to the South Phoenix, Greater Phoenix, and Maricopa communities.
"I try to inspire growth in other people by helping them recognize that they have something to offer." Shawn says as she explains the details of Zion's purpose.
"All of us have a purpose for being on the planet. Helping others recognize their purpose and their passion can translate into a solution for someone wherever they live, whether for their family or the community they live in."
Shawn believes leadership is meant to inspire and enlighten. "Teaching others how to monetize their mission helps them to build a family legacy and allows us to address systemic poverty from within their family. I want people to recognize we all have something to offer our community."
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At their core, both Shawn and Zion are about creating real and lasting change. "Breaking the cycles of generational poverty is a big part of Zion’s work.
It starts with the individual then extends into the organization." Shawn continues, "It is the organization’s responsibility to help transform cycles of generational poverty instead of perpetuating a system that maintains poverty. Unfortunately, I think there are some nonprofits that have become accustomed to maintaining the status quo instead of changing it."
To Shawn and the team at Zion, the future looks bright. "My passion for social transformation stems from my own personal experience."
Shawn closes with some inspirational thoughts; "I had teachers that recognized my potential and took me by the hand and literally walked me out of poverty. They gave me access to things that I would not have otherwise had access to. I want Zion to be that beacon for others."