A note from our CEO:
As of this issue, Conscious Company magazine will mark four full years of being on stands nationwide. Those four years have seen our little company through tremendous transition, including an acquisition, launching our Conscious Company Leaders Forum and World-Changing Women’s Summit, a new podcast — World-Changing Women — and membership for our community. We’ve said goodbye to wonderful team members and welcomed new faces onto our growing team. We’ve pivoted business models, lost clients, won major contracts, and tirelessly worked to make our products and our company better — all the staples of a good entrepreneurial journey.
As I take the time to reflect on this journey and all of the challenges that we’ve overcome, I’m filled with the most profound gratitude because I know at the heart of it is the higher purpose of helping to redefine success in business in service of all life. Our team and our community are committed to supporting the businesses that are making the world a better place, which is the rocket fuel that keeps our little ship flying.
So, as we start this new year and mark this milestone for our company, I wanted to express heartfelt gratitude to you, our reader, along with our unparalleled team. This magazine and the community it has built are a dream come true and would not be possible without the extraordinary people who surround it.
So thank you, and may the year to come be your best yet!
Issue 21: What’s Inside
The Q1/Winter 2019 issue focuses on dozens of courageous female-identifying game-changers paving the way for positive global impact, but the inspiration doesn’t stop there. In addition to our second-annual list of World-Changing Women, this issue shares advice for effective conscious leadership, insight for successful impact investing, and examples of business models making a dent in dangerous social tendencies. No matter your gender, we’re betting this issue will light a fire within you.
We’ll be posting most of the articles from this issue online within the coming weeks; in the meantime, you can also become a Conscious Company member for ongoing access to the print and digital magazine or buy a copy of this print issue in a local store.
Read on for more about what’s inside.
It Starts With You
SoulTour Founder and CEO Tara-Nicholle Nelson’s 5 Tips for Unlocking Your Leadership Potential
The Case for Morning Pages
Julia Cameron of “The Artist’s Way” shares why putting pen to page is essential for innovation
Case Study: TRU Colors Brewing
An up-and-coming brewery models the 3 hard questions to ask to ensure the success of impact investments
Away With Harm
5 business models that illustrate the possibilities for eradicating gender-based violence
Women in (Pro)Motion
How Burton Snowboards CEO Donna Carpenter made cutting-edge changes to increase the company’s percentage of female leaders
Heart and Solar
How Sunrun co-founder and CEO Lynn Jurich endured the financial crisis of 2008 and built a $3 billion solar empire
Food and Comfort
How Homeroom co-founder Erin Wade’s collaborative workplace devised an innovative system for preventing sexual harassment from its customers
Outcomes Over Optics
BRAVA Investments CEO Nathalie Molina Niño’s philosophy on gender-lens investing is unapologetically for-profit