BE (Barbara) is the inventor of the Alinker, a non-motorized walking-bike without pedals that's designed for everyone who wants to maintain an active life regardless of mobility challenges. BE has gained appreciation of the power of inclusivity and community as a result of her previous work in Afghanistan, Kenya, the Sudan, Ethiopia, Kosovo, and Indonesia. As a certified B Corporation, the Alinker is challenging assumptions about people with disabilities. Hear BE's story on this episode.
Steffen Kuehr is the founder and CEO of TekTailor. Their mission is to grow and strengthen the apparel and textile manufacturing sector in the U.S. in a sustainable manner. TekTailor, Inc. is also a legal Benefit Corporation and Certified Green Business.
Sheryl-Ann Carscadden, is the Managing director at Sundance Source, where she specializes in strategy, belonging in the workplace, inclusivity and diversity and business development. She has a special focus in serving the Indigenous communities and businesses. She shares her story on this episode of Heart Stock Radio.
Shamil Hargovan is the Managing Director of STS Capital Partners and CEO of Altruvest Charitable Services, where he is bettering the human condition through impactful business. In 2016, Shamil was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in Manufacturing and Industry – and again in 2017 to the Forbes 30 Under 30 All-Star list. He has also been featured as one of Inc Magazine's "50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch". He shares his story on this episode.
Michelle McLaughlin is the founder and Chief Soap Maker at Montana Pure Skin. She is passionate about making products that are healthy for people and considerate of the environment. Located in Marion Montana, Michelle's planning to add jobs and growth to her local economy as she scales her business.
After 20+ years in fashion design, Thomasine Dolan Dow felt the fashion industry had lost its mind and wanted to do something about it. Thus began her sustainability journey. From farms to shipping finished garments, she's helping fashion brands take on the challenge of doing better. Thomasine shares her story and answers the question "Why does sustainable fashion matter?" on this episode of Heart Stock.
Not only does Jessica speak 7 languages, she is also the founder of Fair For Us, a platform that gathers all the latest news related to fair trade, whether it’s textile, food, or materials. Hear Jessica's story on this episode.
Dr. Michael P Masters is a Professor of Biological Anthropology and author of "Identified Flying Objects". He uses a multidisciplinary study of time and the UFO phenomenon to cautiously examine the premise that “UFOs” and “Aliens” may simply be our distant human descendants. Dr. Masters shares his story and his experiences as an author on this episode of Heart Stock.
Rudi van Aarde and Stuart Pimm are working to improve elephant populations. Together as professors at the Conservation Ecology Research Unit, University of Pretoria in Johannesburg South Africa, they have studied African Elephant populations and developed an interesting and multi- country approach to land conservation, so existing herds might increase in numbers. Pictured from left to right are: Stuart Pimm, Theo Wassenaar, Rudi van Aarde and Robert Guldemond.