Executive Director, Good World Solutions
A Purpose Economy 100 (PE100) social entrepreneur and Asia 21 Young Global Leader, Heather Franzese has been working for 15+ years to improve the lives of vulnerable workers in global supply chains. Her award-winning social enterprise Good World Solutions has leveraged 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 1 million workers in 16 countries, including China, 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.