EP35: Sustainability, Leadership, and Impact with Jennifer Chirico - Sage B. Hobbs
EP35: Sustainability, Leadership, and Impact with Jennifer Chirico
     
This conversation with Dr. Jennifer Chirico takes us from finance to environmental sustainability, from the boardroom to the Mekong River, and from sexual harassment to business for good.

She shares stories of her traveling adventures, and how they shaped her career choices.  

We talk about women in leadership, and the challenges she has faced.  We get into the winding road of our journey, learning to listen to our gut, and an early “a-ha moment” that changed everything, when she was the only woman in the boardroom. She got clear in that moment – that instead of helping people who already have a ton of money make more money, there was something else could she do… but she wasn’t sure what it would be.

This is a conversation with a bright, passionate, big-hearted woman who works hard to make an impact through her work and how she lives her life.  Yes! Listen, enjoy, and please share it with your friends.

In today’s convo, we talk about:
  • Impact of losing her dad when she was 10, working at age 14, and leaving the country at age 16
  • Following a lifelong sense of adventure, risk taking, and saving money
  • From finance whiz to environmental business leader
  • What does “sustainability” really mean?
  • B-Corps, building a company to “do good and do well,” and the “triple bottom line”
  • Big career turning points, and clear moments that changed everything
  • 3 key takeaways for environmental sustainability
  • Women, leadership, and the challenges we face… from finance to environmentalism
More about Dr. Jennifer Chirico:
Dr. Jennifer Chirico is the founder and CEO of Sustainable Pacific Consulting, a Hawai’i-based Certified B Corp that specializes in sustainability and business management. She holds a PhD in Environmental Policy, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH), and a Bachelor’s of Science in Management and Finance.

She is an adjunct professor in sustainability at the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University. In 2015, she published “Thinking Like an Island: Navigating a Sustainable Future in Hawai’i” with the University of Hawai’i Press. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawai’i Maui College, as a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, and as an investment consultant to Fortune 500 companies.  

You can learn more about Jennifer and her incredible B-Corp company at:
Sustainable Pacific Consulting

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