about YOU & ME
Poverty. Inequity. Refugee. Human trafficking. Hunger. Climate change. Illiteracy. Abuse. Child labor. Disease. Conflict. Oppression. Injustice.
These powerful words remind us that, despite living in a world of incredible advances, the gravest human problems are yet to be solved. And because these words make us feel uncomfortable or overwhelmed, they are too easily ignored by the people who could make the most change. But then there are people like you. Changemakers.
Care takers. Activists. Advocates. Dreamers. Creators. Doers. Problem solvers. Global partners.
You are unwilling to just accept the way things are, when you know that a better world is possible.
And since you’re here right now, I know that you’re ready to do something about it! I am proud of you. You are stepping out bravely, longingly, knowingly (and maybe nervously) into a world changing adventure that will change not only your life, but the lives of others.
Whether you are launching your first social justice startup, you're a seasoned social entrepreneur wanting to increase your impact, or you're a social intrapreneur working to change your organization from the inside out — you’ve come to the right place.
But I understand if you still have doubts…
· Who am I to claim to know how to fix a problem for anyone else?
· I have no clue what kind of product to create, how to source it, or how to market it.
· How can I advocate for others when I still need help building a tribe who cares about my cause?
· Can I really make and impact AND an income? I can't afford to serve but not earn.
You want to pursue your purpose. You want to solve the worlds most pressing problems. You want to do so something that really matters. And you believe your social enterprise can make real, meaningful change.
But you just don’t know where to start. Or how to grow. Or how to amplify your message.
I get it. I've been in your shoes.
Hi, I'm Stacey
I am the founder of Global Girlfriend, author of Global Girlfriends and social impact business consultant to fair trade businesses, social justice companies, artisan enterprises, non-profits, corporations and social entrepreneurs like you. (Click here for my bio.)
But before I was any of these things I was a social worker and a mom who saw a problem and wanted to fix it. 70% of the worlds poorest people, those living on less than $1 a day, were women. I wanted to change that. I started my company with a $2,000 tax refund, a few connections to artisans, a lot of supportive friends, and a deep drive to make a difference for women living in poverty.
Fifteen years later my company has sold millions of dollars in fairly traded products, impacting the lives of thousands of women and their families.
I had to stumble through, make big mistakes to learn what I didn't know, and struggle without any road map. But you don't have to because I want to help you build your profitable social justice business, and learn what you need to know from an experienced guide.
Through online courses, blog posts, the toolbox, Facebook community and more we are building a community of world changers together and we want you with us!
I invite you to join my email list community. By signing up, you’ll get access to my Social Justice Startup Toolbox (it’s free).