A sustainable company that is Feminist forward. A black-owned company that is providing reproductive healthcare to their employees. A startup that built in enough investment funding to pay everyone a living wage. A media company that wants to pay their creators and has a diverse board.... Brands that are moving past the siloing days of choosing one cause and showing up full out and full stop to create a more just world.
I can be most helpful at...
I am excellent at positioning the work of iconic brands in the crux of the social problem they are solving. I ask questions that other people aren't asking, and I call out the contradictions other people ignore.
I think we can fix America by...
We have to change the way we are trying to create change. We need to funnel money, resources, and access to the people who are running intersectional brands: that are considering gender justice, racial justice, climate justice, and economic justice as they build their brand.
My most influential mentor is...
Dan from Regrained for owning a misstep and making himself available to discuss it. Afshan from Fuschia Shoes for pivoting and launching a new product early in the pandemic. Mark from COMMON for bringing passion, levity, and dedication to every interaction he has. Marc from Climate Designers for realizing he could change an entire industry and figuring out how to do it. Amy from Daily Haloha for coming up with a way to send empathy to the world every day and practicing what she preaches. Corey from FunFunding for making fundraising easy - and free.
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