I helped take the sustainability initiative at a Fortune 200 company from a single, sad paragraph copy-pasted from something that legal approved forever ago, to a full-on program featured on conference stages and in classrooms. I’ve consulted with companies whose products you use daily, and I’ve worked behind the scenes to build an impact program at the nation's most-hated and fastest-growing company (guesses?!).
I’ve watched climate-denying execs say, out loud, in decision-making meetings, “Frankly I’m not convinced too much carbon is a bad thing,” before shooting down new climate goals.
I’ve had months of hard work go sideways because an under-briefed senior leader didn’t like seeing the color red on a slide with his program on it. And I’ve cried in the bathroom after copyright lawyers shot down 70% of a sustainability video I’d spent close to a year getting made with basically no budget at all.
I know how hard it is to create systems, organizations, and products that serve our future — especially when you care so freaking much. I know that it's not just the work that’s hard — it’s also hard to leave your work at work when the world is on fire.
You can’t solve the world’s biggest problems if you’re running on empty. Trust me, I tried.
I put so much on my plate that I basically had to walk away from my dream job just to remember who the heck I even was. And I watched countless badass women around me go through the exact same thing.
This helped me realize why organizations are — or aren’t — doing the right thing.
We need more people like you in positions of power (fully charged to take on the task you’ve been assigned).
People who want to overthrow the patriarchy, solve the climate crisis, and dismantle systemic racism.
People who are battling outdated ways of thinking and birthing the new (literally, figuratively, or both.)