The Social Innovation Podcast enjoyed the opportunity to talk to Chaitali Patel, the Chief Impact Officer at 100 Women in Finance and the CEO of EverGood.  EverGood seeks to help the world’s most innovative, resourceful, and mission-driven organizations plan, measure, and communicate their impact.
Some of the topics that Chaitali discussed:
  • Immigrating from India to the United States as a 17-year-old
  • Falling in love with finance because it was part art and part science
  • The difference between her computer classes and finance classes
  • Transitioning from FinTech and finance into impact and sustainability
  • Having a short-lived desire to work for a think tank in Washington D.C.
  • The state of Utah and female empowerment
  • Success happens slowly and then fast
  • Seeing ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) through a risk-management lens
  • The potentially large alpha opportunity for ESG investments
  • The food industry and reading about ancient civilizations
Other titles we considered for this episode:
  1. We Never Left Glam
  2. The Constant Change Becomes Your Normal
  3. How Do We Fix It?
  4. How Big of a Client Can You Take?
  5. How Fast Can You Scale?
  6. The Purpose Is Building Something Bigger Than Yourself
  7. The Initial Seed Funding Has To Be Tied to Sustainability

The audio on this episode was expertly edited and produced by the talented Alanis Braun.  You can see her portfolio here and her LinkedIn profile here.

The music on this episode was created by Jay Man and is called “Teen Time”.