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Welcome to issue 28 of Change Creator Magazine!
It’s always an honor to present an edition of Change Creator Magazine but this is a long-awaited milestone. An exclusive interview with the founder of TOMS and the 1-for-1 model social entrepreneurs around the world have used to give back, Blake Mycoskie.
A simple idea that has grown into a global movement: TOMS Shoes has provided over 86 million pairs of shoes to children since 2006, TOMS Eyewear has restored sight to over 600,000 people since 2011 and TOMS Roasting Company has helped provide over 600,000 weeks of safe water since launching in 2014. In 2015, TOMS Bag Collection was founded with the mission to help provide training for skilled birth attendants and distribute birth kits containing items that help a woman safely deliver her baby. As of 2016, TOMS has supported safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers.
From shoes to eyewear and now a book, Blake’s unique approach to business has awarded him with numerous accolades. In 2009, Blake and TOMS received the Secretary of State’s 2009 Award of Corporate Excellence (ACE). At the Clinton Global Initiative University plenary session, former President Clinton introduced Blake to the audience as “one of the most interesting entrepreneurs (I’ve) ever met.” People Magazine featured Blake in its “Heroes Among Us” section, and TOMS Shoes was featured in the Bill Gates Time Magazine article “How to Fix Capitalism.” In 2011, Blake was named on Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, recognizing him as one of the top young businessmen in the world.
In this edition, we also present our exclusive with the founders of North Start Messaging, Jessi Honard and Marie Parks. They share their incredible insights about storytelling, copy, and what it takes to succeed today with your impact startup.
- The Brand That Launched a Thousand Impact Businesses (Exclusive interview with Blake Mycoskie)
- Say Bye Bye Business Plans and Strategic Plans (Column by Hannah Gay)
- Finding Your North Star (Interview with Jessi Honard & Marie Parkes)
- Don’t Tolerate Leaders Who are Bad For People by Moe Carrick
- Ethically Made Handcrafted Sneakers Empowering Women with Drakshan Khan
- Spotlight: The Beautiful Side of Autism
- Book recommendations, tools, and careers, too!
Plus so much more!