MY WORK TO DATE

In addition to supporting individual authors in developing articles, case studies, and full-length manuscripts, I am honored to have worked on the following initiatives:

The Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum

In November 2017, I co-produced the first Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum at the Ontario College of Art and Design. A collaboration between Feminists at Work and LiisBeth, the event was sponsored by OCAD U and the City of Toronto and gathered 100+ feminists of all genders to discuss and share methods for doing feminist business practice. The 2nd annual EFF took place in December 2018 and featured even more speakers and workshops on feminist business practice, including talk on indigenous economics by Carol Anne Hilton, decolonizing design by Dr. Dori Tunstall, and what exactly makes a feminist business by CV Harquail.

Take The Lead

From 2015-2016, I helped build Take The Lead during its early startup years as Director of Strategy. This involved establishing core programs, products, and services and building key partnerships. I co-developed and scaled a new leadership development program focused on gender parity in leadership engaging 30 trainers across the country and serving 500+ women. For Take The Lead, I also wrote regularly on leadership, collective leadership, and gender justice.

The Lean Enterprise Institute

From 2011-2015 at LEI, I served as founding editor of The Lean Post, a new media platform featuring the voices of the lean community. In this role, I was proud to work closely with the industrial anthropologist John Shook and my editor, Tom Ehrenfeld. From 2013-2014, I was privileged to lead communications on LEI’s new Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) initiative (creating new knowledge at the intersection of lean, lean user design, lean startup, and design thinking) working directly with engineer, lean coach, and author Jim Morgan, former head of product development at Ford.

Ideas That Move

From 2012-2013, I produced three in-person retreats and two webinars on the theme of more effectively moving ideas from concept to launch. These events supported 75+ women entrepreneurs and artists with original programming combining yoga, play, and participatory leadership. As part of this series, I delivered two leadership events—one webinar and one 2-day retreat—with the Alumnae Association of Smith College.

The Berkana Institute

At Berkana, I developed and edited longform articles on collective leadership and living systems thinking. I also studied with Walk Out Walk On co-author Deborah Frieze, Tuesday Ryan-Hart, and other leading thinkers on what makes organizations and communities resilient in the face of massive systems change.

The New Prosperity Initiative (NPi)

As “solutions journalism” was on the rise, I was lucky to be part of a small team in Boston that dedicated itself to community storytelling and knowledge sharing in the spirit of sharing solutions to civic problems. Interested in telling the stories of a new kind of prosperity for the 21st century, we started a nonprofit media organization dedicated to knowledge sharing in the social justice space. As Co-Founder/Managing Editor from 2008-2011, with a team of writers and volunteers, I produced 80+ articles featuring for-profit and nonprofit social justice leaders in Boston and across the country. NPi also organized dialogues on race and social justice, health and well-being, new food systems, and education. This led to us leading workshops at The Harvard Graduate School of Education, See Jane Do’s Passion-Into-Action Conference, and The Kauffman Foundation. We were recognized in O, The Oprah Magazine, as part of its feature on “Tomorrow’s Leaders” in 2010.

Speaking

While I spend most of my time editing documents, I enjoy speaking to groups about the future of work from a collective leadership perspective. I’ve given talks, facilitated conversations, or participated on panels at NYU, Yale, Harvard School of Public Health, See Jane Do’s Passion Into Action Conference, SHE Summit, In Good Company, YWCA-Mankato, and more.