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FASHION, TECH & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
When we think of pollution - we envision coal power plants, strip-mined mountaintops and raw sewage piped into our waterways. We don't often think of it as the shirts on our backs.
Yet, the fashion retail industry is second largest polluter in the world,
while oil is the first.
It's time we change the way we handle clothes in our very own closet and bring ethical retail to the main runway. Let's talk about my latest venture, RELOVE.
We all know of the incredibly fast speed and complexity in which technology is advancing.
But we don't have to stray away from such innovations to make an impressionable impact in our world through the means of tech.
Using "ancient" methods such as simply storing valuable content from the internet and spreading it across the masses is just as valuable as installing a new cell tower in a remote area. This idea alone brought my team and I to the main stage of the United Nations HQ pitching for $1 million in seed investment. My venture, Empower, sure had the power to empower over 750 refugees through the means of informational internet content.
And this was coming from a student with no *real* technological background. We took existing technologies and turned it into something life-changing!
Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she'll go conquer the world.
are you with me?
The knowledge economy is the future of the world economy and the internet is its backbone.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been a huge advocate for social innovation and entrepreneurial start-ups that don’t just entertain the bottom line but also intend for the greater good of humanity.
Because if you're going to build something from the roots up, you want to do so with the best intentions of benefiting people, profit and planet.
It's never been easier to make your company socially responsible and not just another charity case. For far too long, we've treated garbage cleanups and tree plantings as the only way to help our communities and planet. Although these are amazing initiatives, there is so much more to the potential of social impact, and how we can address large issues. Just by using the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as our roadmap, we are already one step closer to attainable impact. We can think of things more holistically - with a start and end goal. We can dive into the root cause of each issue and put real actionable strategies towards them.
And in other words...we can be just like Elon Musk.