In Chapter 6 of 20 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, social entrepreneur Courtney Spence answers "How Have Mentors Helped Motivate You to Do Your Best Work?" Spence shares how mentors have supported her through challenging situations by sharing examples of how they acted in similar circumstances. She highlights a recent need to conduct layoffs and how mentors supported her through decisions to lay off employees. Social entrepreneur and storyteller Courtney Spence founded 501c3 nonprofit Students of the World (SOW) to shine a light on progress and celebrate the world's problem solvers. She is building a movement of next-generation storytellers and creative activists through the SOW program The Creative Activist Network. Spence is a graduate of Duke University.