My WORK

I am a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and strategist on business engagement in social impact and social/political issues. I help businesses evaluate and mitigate risk, craft messaging, and take action on pressing - but often divisive - social issues.

I bring to bear an MBA from Oxford University and diverse career experience, including

  • My  role as founding Managing Director of Texas Competes, a national model of business education and advocacy for LGBT rights in a deep-red state
  • My work as a citizen activist on the economic case for paid family leave
  • Speaking, writing, and thought leadership on topics such as business activism, bridge-building on divisive topics, and the intersection of business risk & reward with social-issue politics
  • My role as the first Director of Giving at TOMS Shoes, where I grew the company's global shoe-giving model and designed the social enterprise investment model for the company's second product line (Eyewear)

I also offer workplace parenting consulting, including:

  • Workshops for staff, managers, and HR on the needs of new parents and of breastfeeding employees
  • Toolkits to help expecting parents develop manager-friendly leave, re-entry, and lactation plans
  • Consulting on workplace parental leave and lactation policies
  • Social media crisis communications consulting for controversies related to breastfeeding and pregnant customers and employees
  • Discounts and corporate branding offers on volume orders of Work. Pump. Repeat.the business-friendly, practical guide to managing breastfeeding and work