Leeatt Rothschild writes:
“A few years ago, I discovered a way to embed the act of doing good into the gifts we give. Packed with Purpose was born out of my desire to create social impact while recognizing the importance of gifting in fostering meaningful relationships. Packed with Purpose gifts enable companies (from Fortune 500 to nonprofit organizations) to create social impact while positively influencing their business across employees, clients, and other key stakeholders.
“My experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer — Paraguay 2008-10 — and social impact consultant inspired me to create these gifts that give back.”
In Paraguay she launched an income-generating fertilizer business with local farmers, witnessing the profound impact that economic development has on underserved communities.
Before serving in the Peace Corps, she was a Rotary Youth Ambassador in Morelia, Mexico, and then earned her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. Upon graduation, she joined the Peace Corps. Then she earned her MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Masters in International Studies from The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Leeatt serves as a board member for the Anti-Defamation League, is an advisory board member of Bright Endeavors, and is a coach for SVP Chicago’s Fast Pitch, a training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits. She’s also a mentor for both Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Loyola University’s Baumhart Scholars, and an alumna of the Schusterman Foundation Fellowship.
Leeatt continues to share her thought leadership as a conference speaker and Forbes contributing author on how companies can effectively embed purpose across their businesses. She lives in Chicago with her husband, two daughters, and twin boys.