This week I have the incredible Vanessa Barboni Hallik on the
show. If you're a long-time listener, then you know that I was a
public defender. I was on a crusade to save the world. And I had
bought into the paradigm that business was filled with greed and
evil and that capitalism was ruining the world. While there is some
truth to that in certain instances, Vanessa's story shows what is
possible if we re-imagine how we run businesses. Her voice, and her
brand, are exactly what we need to begin steering the ship towards
more conscious consumerism.
Vanessa served as managing director at Morgan Stanley for 15
years. She held several leadership roles in the emerging markets
and institutional securities business. During her tenure, she tried
to leave three separate times but was held back by the same fear
and doubt that holds so many of us back.
When she finally left, she pursued her interest in
environmentalism, which lead her to discover the horrors happening
within the fashion industry. That's when she decided to take
matters into her own hands. Despite not having any experience in
fashion, Vanessa saw the huge need for luxury apparel at a
reasonable price that was made with sustainability in mind. She
founded Another Tomorrow, an end-to-end sustainable apparel
company, and is redefining how luxury fashion brands approach
business by focusing on social and environmental good.