HeatherA Purpose Economy 100 (PE100) global changemaker, Heather Franzese has been working for 15 years to improve the lives of vulnerable workers in global supply chains. She leads the award-winning social enterprise Good World Solutions, leveraging mobile technology to give voice to factory workers and real-time data to Fortune 500 clothing and electronics companies. Since 2010, the organization’s Laborlink platform has reached over 1,000,000 workers in 16 countries, including China, India, Bangladesh and Brazil.

Previously, Heather launched the Fair Trade Certified™ Apparel & Linens program in the US, a new way for consumers to vote with their dollars for an alternative to sweatshops. She brings together industry experience with Columbia Sportswear Company and field experience working with small-scale farmers in West Africa. She sits on Etsy’s Manufacturing Advisory Board and holds a Masters in Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School.

 

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