Smithsonian Institute, Global Health Program; 36×36 Fellow
I am a conservationist, and Stanford GSB (Graduate School of Business) alum (2018). Stanford’s MBA programme has many positive aspects, including its emphasis on cultivating more authentic leaders who are encouraged to lead with a strong sense of humanity and mindfulness. Yet, I feel the underlying narrative is still firmly that of the neoliberal economy. To me, there is a disconnect. Stanford encourages us to lead with purpose and to positively ‘change lives, change organizations and change the world’. Yet, there is very little, if any, access to new economic frameworks and how to bring these new economy theories and discussions about ‘responsibility’ into the business world. I would love to participate in GRLI to learn more about the many positive initiatives already out there that inspire responsible leadership, and alter business school curricula. I would like to play some kind of role in amplifying GRLI’s work, especially where there is resistance to these types of narratives, for example at ‘top-tier’ business schools. Also, as a One Health expert, I would love to learn more about how one health principles can be more broadly incorporated into business and leadership in all spheres of life.
I am currently part of the 36×36 initiative, which aims to revolutionize the global economy to build a balanced economy that unites a diversity of approaches and fosters human flourishing and wellbeing on a healthy planet. I think by acting as a direct link between 36×36 and GRLI, I could help amplify the messaging of both, identify areas to learn from each other as well as opportunities to pool resources (e.g. when initiating research, or the writing of policy guidelines.) I also bring a diverse background and network to the group. I’m a One Health expert, with a PhD in rhino conservation, an MBA from Stanford. I’ve also worked with the Natural Capital Project to better value ecosystem services.