Through The Noise
July 18, 2016
Rebecca Ballard of Maven Women on the “True Cost” of Clothing and What IS a Social Entrepreneur?
Through the Noise #193
Rebecca Ballard // Founder & CEO // Maven Women
Rebecca Ballard is the Founder and CEO of Maven Women, a socially conscious clothing company that creates professional clothing for women that considers the social and environmental of their product along every step of the supply chain. Though Maven Women is not a nonprofit, Ms. Ballard has a background in both nonprofits and consulting and her company is founded on many of the same principles that motivate nonprofits. She joins us today for a conversation about social entrepreneurship, paying the “true cost” of products we purchase, and how our choices can shape our world. She has three important tips for our listeners who may be considering a change in their buying habits to reflect a more broadly-sustainable approach, factoring in the human, social, and environmental cost.
A “jack of all trades” driven by a desire to enhance social justice, Rebecca has worked in DC and throughout Asia as a social entrepreneur, executive director, public interest lawyer, and consultant. Her passions are market-based social change that advances human rights and ending homelessness. She founded Maven Women, which creates savvy, sustainable styles that bring together elegance and social consciousness, and we also educate, advocate, and partner to move the needle in the global garment industry around better treatment of people and the planet. Please take 60 seconds today to share your vote on their in augural collection!