Tag Archives: Room to Read

John Wood, founded U-Go to support young women in low-income countries to pursue tertiary education

John Wood

John Wood, Founder of Room to Read, founded U-Go in 2022 to support young women in low-income countries to pursue university and higher education. John launched U-Go after meeting many Room to Read Girl Scholars whose parents were grateful that their daughters would finish secondary school, but frustrated that they would not be able to […]

Jack Sim and John Wood Amongst The Most Impactful Philanthropists in Tatler Asia The Impact List 2020

Jack Sim and John Wood

We at Speakers Connect, are delighted to share at that Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organisation and John Wood, Founder of Room to Read, are amongst the most impactful philanthropists in Tatler’s Asia The Impact List 2020! These two are truly inspiring and it is such an honor that we get to work […]

John Wood Inspires Senior Executives in recent keynote in Hong Kong

John Wood

John Wood,  founder of Room to Read, recently spoke at the management conference of a hotel group, with his inspiring “Leaving Microsoft to Change the World” story. So touched by John’s dedication to improve the literacy of underprivileged children in the world, the hotel management decided to make a donation to adopt a Room to […]

John Wood, Room to Read Founder Interviewed by BBC on Today’s Refugee Crisis

John Wood

Room to Read founder John Wood was recently interviewed by BBC. He discussed the current refugee issue and how his NGO has helped provide education to the children in need. According to the statistics from the United Nations, refugee number is at a record high. 1 in 200 children is a refugee. In his interview with […]

John Wood Talks at Google: Room to Read: From Start to Success

John Wood

John Wood at a recent “Talk at Google” event, talked about how the charity collaborated with local governments, schools, communities and families to ensure they understood the importance of literacy and the role that they could play in helping girls and women achieve their full potential. He was joined by Saluom Lak, one of the charities success […]

John Wood Published new book: Purpose, Incorporated: Turning Cause Into Your Competitive Advantage

John Wood

Room to Read founder John Wood has just released a new book called “Purpose, Incorporated: Turning Cause Into Your Competitive Advantage”, which he co-wrote with Amalia McGibbon. In this latest publication, John and Amalia make use of more than 100 interviews with entrepreneurs, executives and front-line staff to make the case for why cause is not the enemy of […]

John Wood: What the world needs now…is GSD (Get Stuff Done)

John Wood

John Wood, founder of the “Room to Read” Charity, talks about how we can make the world a better place. It starts with a simple concept: Get Stuff Done! John shared 5 factors that kills progress, 7 habits of highly GSD people and how to make the GSD attitude happen. John Wood said “It’s not about […]

New Keynote Presentation Topics of John Wood of Room to Read

John Wood

John Wood, former Microsoft executive, author and founder of Room to Read has new keynote topics he would like to share with everyone: Purpose: The New Competitive Advantage This presentation traces its roots from the humble beginnings of Room to Read. John Wood talks about how corporate social responsibility is more than just a buzzword or a […]

New Keynote of John Wood – Purpose: The New Competitive Advantage

Motivational speaker John Wood has just launched his new keynote: Purpose: The New Competitive Advantage. John Wood didn’t set out to change the world. He set out to take a vacation. But a trip to Nepal turned into a book drive, which turned into Room to Read, one of the fastest growing and most acclaimed […]

John Wood's New Book: Creating Room to Read

Most excited that John Wood, Founder of Room to Read, has just published his new book: “Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy”. More information: www.creatingroomtoread.org. John invites you to check out the site, for he assures that it is much easier than spending four years writing a […]

John Wood of Room to Read in Asia This Fall!

John Wood, Founder of Room to Read, will be in Asia in October and November 2013. Take advantage of this opportunity to have him as a speaker while he’s in Asia… John Wood At age 35, John Wood left an executive career track at Microsoft Corporation to form Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that […]