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Positive Impact Philanthropy Podcast

Nov 23, 2022

Join Lori and her guest, Cecilia Razak, as they talk about how a company or product can provide value to customers and have a positive social impact. Cecilia co-founded Slides with Friends, an interactive presentation builder designed for human group connection. She shares her desire to create tangible value for others and how that purpose relates to her business and daily life. Stay tuned!


Here are the things to expect in this episode:

  • How a business pivot resulted in the creation of Slides with Friends
  • The social impact aspect of corporate philanthropy
  • Building a tool that creates value for its users
  • And much more!


About Slides with Friends:

We were elbow-deep in growing a startup when the 2020 pandemic hit. We went from a big team in multiple cities and growing, to doing one tenth of our revenue. We dropped our growth plans and moved everything we could remote. All hands meetings were the hardest. Personally, we were lucky to be able to quarantine in our home. Feeling close with friends and family was the hardest.

We started building Slides as a side project that was part wishful thinking, part wish fulfillment. We wanted to make being far from all of our people easier. We wanted to make meetings smoother and more fun. We wanted to have video calls with our friends without talking over each other or getting zoom fatigue. We wanted my mom's birthday to still be special.

And we wanted to help everyone going through this to have those things, as well. So this is a presentation tool that's got a bigger goal; keeping people connected while apart. We hope it can help you do that too.


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