In episode 48 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Laura Hertz, Co-founder and CEO of Gifts for Good on using socially conscious products to disrupt the $100 million market of corporate gifting.
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Laura is the co-founder and CEO of Gifts for Good— an e-commerce site that curates and customizes premium gifts for companies and professionals that support charitable causes in 19 states and 65 countries around the globe. Making thoughtfulness and philanthropy easier for all.
Prior to starting Gifts for Good, Laura worked as the Creative Director of Cultural Outreach where she helped mortgage and real estate professionals better reach and serve the next generation of multicultural and Millennial homebuyers through cutting-edge training, marketing, and diversity recruitment solutions. She also served as an Audit Senior Associate at Deloitte, where she helped to identify and mitigate potential risks within client accounting, internal control and operating procedures for leading financial institutions, Charles Schwab and Bank of the West.
Laura dedicated two years of her life to national community service work with AmeriCorps NCCC— the Domestic Peace Corps. She is the recipient of the Bronze Congressional Service Award—the highest award given by any U.S. legislative body—which recognizes “initiative, service and achievement in young people.
Laura studied Business Administration at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and later earned her Master’s in Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business. Though originally hailing from New York, she has been fortunate enough to live in a diverse slew of countries, including China, Spain, and South Africa, and to have traveled through 22 countries and 49 states.
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Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 200 countries. Grant has personally interviewed over 600 impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.