Human Rights   Sustainability   Leadership

Our Story

At Pillar Foundation, we are creating a close network of interdisciplinary, international collaborators passionate about societal issues that challenge equal opportunity all over the globe. Through creating connections that wouldn’t otherwise exist through our targeted subject matter based focus groups, we aim to cultivate an educated community of changemakers that will create waves in the fields that matter most to them and us. Here, it’s all about unleashing potential, driving collaboration, and fostering powerfully genuine relationships.

Pillar Leadership

Pillar foundation Leadership training program focuses on the various aspects of leadership performance. The program improves self-awareness and metacognition as well as interpersonal communication competency development as key areas of training. Pillar foundation leadership training will help participants to grow as leaders who can transform others in their own organization. 

The program is based on psychological research and leadership theories that have been implemented over the past decades to increase leadership performance in the workplace and various organizations. While based on research, the program emphasizes the application of learned knowledge and practical implications through various training sessions. In general, lectures and workshops in the program introduce various leadership aspects and techniques of leadership and previous leadership practices designed to empower participants’ motivation, attitudes, and performance. 

Pillar leadership training emphasizes certain leadership competencies that can be learned to become a successful leader. These skills are mainly subcategorized under 3 main groups: human skills, technical skills, and conceptual skills. In this pillar leadership program, participants will have the opportunity to grow as leaders with highly regarded instructors who are world-renowned researchers and practitioners of leadership. Pillar leadership instructors have been recognized with their successful leadership in a variety of organizations, including the Fortune 500 companies, universities, and more. 

Pillar Projects

Leadership Development for Sustainability

  • As a leader to develop a sustainable community, Pillar Foundation developed a set of member development programs that fit the needs of modern society leaders. 

Aquayo Project Proposal

  • The purpose of this project is to help Ghana grow plants without soil due to the limited availability of resources.
  • Developed four configuration methods in order to see which environment the crops would grow the best.

Empowering Female Students in Africa

  • “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE BLACK PANTHER! The world fell in love with her in the movie. Now, the Black Panther’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures – written by best-selling Afrofuturist author Nnedi Okorafor and drawn by Eisner-nominated artist Leonardo Romero!

Farming Mushrooms in Ghana

  • In Ghana, wood waste contributes to severe environmental impacts and leads to the rapid depletion of the country’s resources which constitutes a major setback to sustainable management.
  • To mitigate this environmental issue, wood dust was utilized as the substrates can be used for growing organic oyster mushrooms farming.

Sustainable Society by Developing Leadership

The Pillar Foundation is currently working to
research and create leadership development
programs for STEM Empowerment and Female
Leadership in the Workplace. Content will focus

    • Leadership theory and practice
    • Global/Multicultural competencies
    • Team building and management
    • Organizational analysis and risk assessment
    • Communication and interpersonal skill


Sustainability Awareness in Australia

 The Pillar Foundation has been joined by Melissa Neighbour, a town planner and sustainability specialist from Sydney, Australia. She mentions how sustainability has impacted her life at an early age by influencing her life decisions such as college major and future jobs. She has seen first hand how a lock of sustainability efforts have negatively affected her own environment. Town planning, Fraser Island and teaching at The University of Sydney are just some of the topics that Melissa dives into. She’s here to explain why it matters and what we can do to improve it.

Interview With Andreia Lee

 Andreia, who is from Brazil, joins the Pillar Foundation today. She discusses how sustainability has impacted her life and what she does to incorporate into her career. Since the age of 15, she has been actively working with sustainability efforts to improve our world. She has also worked on sustainability projects regarding farms, fruits and trees. Andreia discusses that sustainability is about the present and not always the future, and how we can change our present to positively affect our future.

Edward Amoah

Edward Amoah who is originally from Ghana joined the Pillar Podcast. He has a degree in Computer Engineering and is currently doing his Masters degree in Ecology. He is working on his thesis regarding tracking, movement and management of transboundary tests in Africa. Edward talks about how the production of a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence for farmers is used to further improve sustainability efforts. He discusses how this app can make a change in the environment and how people can be aware of these issues.

Mumbe Mwangangi

Mumbe Mwangangi is from Kenya and has joined the Pillar Foundation Podcast. She has a degree in international relations and diplomacy at Massena University. She discusses how she has instilled programs within her community to further increase knowledge across local students. Sustainability and urbanization are a large part of her life. Mumbe explains how to get involved within these sustainability efforts and how to incorporate it into our daily lives.

Intern Testimony

At the Pillar Foundation, I learned how to step outside of my comfort zone and be creative. I have only had a technical background so far, so working on a totally different area in marketing has been very interesting. I have learned how to connect with audiences, share common messages, and build a brand. It has been an amazing experience working with the team, sharing ideas, and bouncing creative ideas off of each other. At Pillar, I have had a tremendous opportunity to grow and let my creativity flourish. 

John Biscanti: Penn State University

Pillar Intern

Having the opportunity to work for The Pillar Foundation has been an innovative and enlightening opportunity. The work I was involved in was challenging, yet always exciting. It has been an absolute pleasure to apply and hone my web development skills to the visions of the organization. Pillar’s philosophy of what it means to be a leader and its focus on building a community has truly been an inspiring experience for me

Tucker Newman: George Mason University

Pillar Intern