In intergenerational movement building, it is important to understand that everyone has a role. And one of the best ways to understand the role of people over 60 in this feat to safeguard democracy and help stop climate change is to examine our approach to working with youth activists and how we show up as elders. Join our second intergenerational conversation in Radical Generosity Across Generations to learn more.

About this event

Hosted by Third Act’s Lead Advisor, Akaya Windwood, this second session will feature Aisha Nyandoro (Founding CEO of Springboard to Opportunities), Sydney Bolger (Regenerative Economies Consultant), Bill McKibben (Author, Educator, Founder of Third Act &

Akaya Windwood

Akaya Windwood facilitates transformation. She advises, trains, and consults on how change happens individually, organizationally, and societally. She is on faculty for the Just Economy Institute, is founder of the New Universal, which centers human wisdom in the wisdom of brown womxn, and is Lead Advisor at Third Act. Akaya was President of Rockwood Leadership Institute for many years, and directs the Thriving Roots Fund, which supports young womxn’s finance and philanthropic learning and leadership based in generosity and interconnectedness.

Aisha Nyandoro

Aisha Nyandoro is the CEO of Springboard to Opportunities, a Jackson, MS nonprofit that uses a “radically resident-driven” approach to end generational poverty. In 2018, she created the Magnolia Mother’s Trust – now the country’s longest-running guaranteed income program, and the only one in the world to focus on Black women.

In addition to leading Springboard’s community work and growing the Magnolia Mother’s Trust exponentially, Aisha is focused on shifting gendered and racialized narratives around poverty and deservedness, and working to show how the success of the Trust can be scaled nationally through policies like the expanded Child Tax Credit and a federal guaranteed income.
Her expertise on economic, racial and gender justice issues is regularly featured in outlets including The Washington Post, Amanpour & Company, Essence Magazine, NBC Nightly News and CNN. She is a TEDx speaker and a fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network and Ascend at the Aspen Institute. She holds a B.A. from Tennessee State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She lives in Jackson with her husband and two very charming sons.

Sydney Bolger

Sydney Bolger is a heart-led, deeply curious, systems thinker whose work has been guided by the question, ‘How might we transition economic systems to serve the flourishing of all life?’. This question led her to impact investing, working with individuals, family foundations, and endowments to activate 100% of their investment portfolios for positive social and environmental impact. She quickly began to see the limitations of impact investments–particularly those that expected ‘market-rate’ returns alongside positive impact–as a leverage point for economic systems change. She became curious about what possibilities might emerge if we removed the constraint of ‘market-rate’ returns and instead sought non-extractive returns and prioritized impact over financial return. At Tiedemann Advisors, a leading global wealth advisory firm, she co-created and co-led their Catalytic Impact Investing Program, which invested patient, flexible, and creative capital into investments, like steward-owned businesses and community investment funds, that supported a shift toward a more democratic, regenerative, and just economic system. At its core, this work was an inquiry into the purpose of capital and how much is enough. Sydney is working toward a future in which our economic systems are rooted in a culture of sufficiency, interconnection, and reciprocity

Based in Los Angeles, California, she is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA in Government and French) and Schumacher College (MA in Regenerative Economics). She is a Just Economy Institute Fellow, a fellowship of financial activists pursuing a more regenerative and just economy. Before diving head first into economic systems change, Sydney was a member of the United States National Sailing Team and runner-up in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2016.

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is a founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 to work on climate and racial justice. He founded the first global grassroots climate campaign,, and serves as the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2014 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel,’ in the Swedish Parliament. He’s also won the Gandhi Peace Award, and honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities. He has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published in 1989, and the forthcoming The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at his Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.