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Owning Your Legacy

The Intersection of Entrepreneurship & Social Responsibility With Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Owning Your Legacy
Owning Your Legacy
“I like building things that matter. I like taking an innovative approach to problems and thinking about them from a stakeholder-centric perspective, which I've learned from conscious capitalism. So thinking about who benefits when we succeed at solving this problem…how can you bring those pieces together and amplify the wins for everyone involved?” — Desiree Vargas Wrigley

In this episode of Owning Your Legacy, Laurette is joined by Desiree Vargas Wrigley, the chief innovation officer at P33 Chicago and executive director of TechRise, a multi-stakeholder initiative to support historically underrepresented tech founders from Chicago. Desiree is the epitome of entrepreneurial spirit, having started two businesses of her own—GiveForward and Pearachute. She has been named Inc’s 30 Under 30, Crain’s 40 Under 40, one of Parents Magazine’s Most Inspiring Moms, one of Forbe’s Women to Watch, and has appeared on Shark Tank, closing one of the largest deals on the show to date—she shares the details in the episode!

In their conversation, Desiree and Laurette cover the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, the importance of getting more underrepresented founders the funds they need to successfully launch a business, and why social responsibility and Conscious Capitalism matter.

This episode is a must-listen for entrepreneurs and founders, especially women and people of color who are ready to launch their big idea.

In this episode of Owning Your Legacy:

  • The real importance of corporate social responsibility
  • Why it’s a good idea to share your big ideas
  • The hard lessons you learn as an entrepreneur
  • How Chicago is funding women- and diverse-owned businesses
  • The rise of conscious capitalism and why it matters

If you enjoyed the episode please share it with others, and rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about me and how I am Owning My Legacy, you can find me on Instagram @LauretteRondenet and online at lauretterondenet.com.

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