Leader: Renee Pindus is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Arrive Well, a company that provides ‘clean’ and sustainable travel goods and accessories. She is also a reader, writer, macaroni & cheese aficionado, and cat-lover.
Leadership lesson: Persistence is key. Building a business takes an extraordinary amount of work, and it most definitely doesn’t come easy.
Life lesson: Always surround yourself with people you admire, and always know that you have something to learn from everyone.
Leadership model: Sophia Amoruso of Girlboss. She has built an empire through empowering women.
Leadership motto: “Everyone fails, but not enough people talk about. It’s important to remember to keep trying, remain resilient, and to believe in yourself.”
Over the last year, I have found hope for our future through meeting with people in their twenties who are following their passions and making the world better. In September, my colleagues and I traveled to the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver to work with their seniors on clarifying career visions and plans for the future. We were impressed to see how many of the students integrated sustainability and doing good into their personal paths to success.
Compassionate leaders of all ages and the coming of age of younger more conscious consumers are having a positive impact on how businesses are run and how products are made. A report released by Deloitte in 2018 called The Rise of Social Enterprise, found that:
Companies with purpose & corporate social responsibility outperform S&P 500 peers by 8X 88% of millennials look for employers with corporate social responsibility values.

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