Heather Franzese

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Name: Heather Franzese
Organization: Good World Solutions
Website: http://www.goodworldsolutions.org
Title: Executive Director
Bio:
Heather Franzese has been working for 15 years to improve the lives of farmers and workers in global supply chains. She leads Good World Solutions, a nonprofit social enterprise that leverages scalable technology to connect workers to the companies that buy their products. Under her leadership, the Labor Link mobile platform has grown to reach over 70,000 farmers and workers in 9 countries, including India, China, and Brazil. Previously, she managed CSR for Columbia Sportswear’s licensed and collegiate categories, launched Fair Trade certification for apparel, and worked with small-scale farmers in Peace Corps Mali. She holds a Masters in Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School.

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Laborlink is a mobile solution that translates worker voices into actionable analytics. This enables companies to make data-driven decisions that improve worker well-being within their supply chains. Since 2010, Laborlink has reached more than 350,000 workers in 16 countries.

Labor Link is the first platform to leverage the disruptive power of mobile to give voice to the global workforce and deliver real-time data to companies like Cisco and Patagonia to align sourcing practices with worker needs - like SurveyMonkey for the 5 billion people without internet access.