Tell us about yourself/your team.
"Food for Good" is a team of passionate, hopelessly optimistic, fiercely stubborn "doers" - who believe that you can do good and do well at the same time, that business can be a force for social good, and that we can accomplish more when we work together - across silos, sectors, and schools of thought - than we can alone.
For the last four years, I have led a small team with big ideas working within one of the world's largest food & beverage companies. We've created a "social business incubator" -- called Food for Good -- that pilots new business models that can improve access to healthy foods in underserved communities in the United States.
I've worked across non-profits, government, and business -- and am passionate about finding creative ways to drive social change!
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
A passionate commitment to social justice.
A deep conviction that the world can be better - and that I can be part of the solution.
Dogged determination and an unwillingness to take "no" for an answer.
A strong internal and external network, and a keen sense of how to frame our business case for different stakeholders.
A gift for storytelling and inspiring and motivating people.
Shameless self-promotion in service of building and maintaining internal support.
Resilience and a high tolerance for ambiguity.
An understanding of how the game is played - for resources, mindshare, etc. - and a willingness to play it.
An ability to be resourceful and scrappy.
"Selective hearing" to drown out the voices of naysayers.