Trailblazer: Chloe Gow-Jarrett July 25, 2015 09:00
3FoldVentures and ello Foods Co-Founder
3FoldVentures accelerates the development of sustainable, additive and responsible businesses. I work on the leadership side, focusing founders and their teams on their purpose, helping leaders lead and scale their message as their teams grow.
ello Foods is a local and high quality food distributor and refrigeration logistics company.
Fresh out of 13 years building culture and development programs for lululemon athletica, I wanted to make a difference in our local community by taking my skills and expertise and applying them to companies that are more aligned with my values. When I became a mother, I suddenly saw the long-term impact of all my decisions and how I spend my time. I am committed to doing work that creates value for our world instead of extracts value, and that leaves a healthier planet for the generations to come.
Most meaningful achievement: Hands down home birth after c-section. Trusting my body to do what it was built to do took a lot of mental preparation and courage. I have never felt as free or as uninhibited. It was an incredible day; I have never been so proud of myself.
Lessons learned: Trust my gut. If something angers me, check to see what value has been stepped on instead of dismissing my thoughts as bitchy. There’s something there that is valuable and my job is to find a way to voice it. This is my contribution, not me being a jerk.
Best advice: Just because you can’t do it perfectly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.
The future is: defined by our actions in the present.
Photo by Vairdy Photography; Jewelry by Sonja Picard