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Lead With We dives deep into how brands survive crises, thrive in fast-changing markets, and accelerate growth through a challenging future. Your host, Simon Mainwaring, CEO of We First and New York Times-bestselling author, sits down with the world’s top C-Suites, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to uncover the collaborative mindsets and actions creating the impact that employees, customers, and investors now all demand—and the world urgently needs.
From inspirational global enterprises and corporations you know, to truly innovative start-ups and high-growth companies you should know, you’ll hear directly from the experts about how to drive productivity, profits, and innovation, and inspire customers to become ambassadors that build reputation and grow your business and brand. Engaging and entertaining, Lead With We offers an actionable prescription for measurable and meaningful business change, where We work With each other to address looming challenges, and deliver on the promise of humanity to co-create a prosperous and regenerative future.

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Lead With We dives deep into how brands survive crises, thrive in fast-changing markets, and accelerate growth through a challenging future. Your host, Simon Mainwaring, CEO of We First and New York Times-bestselling author, sits down with the world’s top C-Suites, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to uncover the collaborative mindsets and actions creating the impact that employees, customers, and investors now all demand—and the world urgently needs.
From inspirational global enterprises and corporations you know, to truly innovative start-ups and high-growth companies you should know, you’ll hear directly from the experts about how to drive productivity, profits, and innovation, and inspire customers to become ambassadors that build reputation and grow your business and brand. Engaging and entertaining, Lead With We offers an actionable prescription for measurable and meaningful business change, where We work With each other to address looming challenges, and deliver on the promise of humanity to co-create a prosperous and regenerative future.

    Engineering Cloud-Based Solutions to Climate-Based Challenges: Monica Batchelder, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Engineering Cloud-Based Solutions to Climate-Based Challenges: Monica Batchelder, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Technology has the power to transform our future. And that is more true today of IT, the cloud and AI than ever before. But how do you balance the power of technology with its environmental impact? And how do you leverage IT to move climate solutions further, faster? Better yet, how do you achieve that at scale and speed, given the timelines we're working against? Monica Batchelder is Chief Sustainability Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a global edge-to-cloud company sharing passion and purpose through technology and innovation. In this episode, she explains how HPE leverages the power of IT, the cloud, and AI to not only become a sustainability leader, but also to empower companies of all sizes to do the same– and how you leverage sustainability commitments to be a growth, innovation, and impact driver at the same time.

    Monica Batchelder: 
    At HPE, Monica directs a global team that sets the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) vision, strategy, and implementation plan for one of the world's largest technology companies.
    She guides the development and management of strategic programs and collaborates with senior leaders across the organization and the Board to ensure the integration of ESG into the company’s business strategy. Monica also serves as Executive Director of the HPE Foundation and administers HPE’s Living progress Steering Committee to drive alignment and advancement of its ESG agenda.
    Prior to joining HPE, Ms. Batchelder served as the Director of ESG Strategy and Operations and as the Global Lead for Sustainability Activation and Reporting, where she shaped and executed initiatives across the company’s net zero emissions roadmap, data governance and reporting, and social impact.
    She additionally built sustainable business strategies at a boutique consulting firm in Sydney, Australia, advising multinational corporations and NGOs on corporate sustainability, collective impact, and brand purpose. For nearly a decade, she also has served as a pro-bono advisor to The MAVEN Project, a non-profit organization supporting access to specialty healthcare among diverse and underserved populations.

    Resources:
    Learn more about Hewlett Packard Enterprise at: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/about.html
    Connect with Monica on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicabatchelder/

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    • 44 min
    BEST OF: Aligning Climate Goals With Digital Transformation: Angela Baker, Chief Sustainability Officer at Qualcomm

    BEST OF: Aligning Climate Goals With Digital Transformation: Angela Baker, Chief Sustainability Officer at Qualcomm

    Angela Baker is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Qualcomm, a leading global technology company enabling a world where everyone and everything can be intelligently connected. In this "Best Of" episode, Angela explains how 5G technology not only drives transformative innovation but also holds the key to myriad avenues of impact, from regenerative agriculture to education to health and safety. And how such technologies can accelerate and scale dramatic improvements in people's lives at a time when it's critically needed.

    Angela Baker
    Angela Baker is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Qualcomm where she oversees all corporate responsibility and environmental, social, and corporate governance. This includes the company's climate strategy and net-zero emissions by 2040 goal as well as several other ESG 2025 targets. She also manages all social impact programs, including Wireless Reach, a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to under-served communities globally. Previously, she served as an advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton in the Office of Innovation at the United States Department of State, where she worked on foreign policy goals connected to the 21st Century Statecraft agenda through bilateral and multilateral engagement with strategic partners on technology and development issues.

    Resources
    Learn more about Qualcomm at https://www.qualcomm.com/home
    Connect with Angela on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-baker-ba7b772/
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    • 48 min
    Sparking a Transformation for Brand and Purpose: Linda Boff, Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at General Electric

    Sparking a Transformation for Brand and Purpose: Linda Boff, Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at General Electric

    Change is always a challenge, and for long-established corporations, the stakes are often incredibly high. Staying true to one’s values while navigating a constantly-changing business landscape requires adaptability, but also a concrete sense of your company’s authenticity and “true north”. Linda Boff is Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at General Electric, a world energy, aerospace, and healthcare leader.. In this episode, she explains how a global leader reimagines itself as three separate public companies, while still being an authentic expression of its long standing purpose and impact. And how from a communications point of view, you navigate such dynamic transformation in ways that infuse the company with new life and growth.

    Linda Boff: 
    Linda Boff is a builder of global brands and businesses with expertise across the full range of integrated marketing communications, as well as culture and leadership development. As CMO of GE, Linda is accountable for global marketing, advertising, brand, content, digital, sponsorships, as well as corporate communications, crisis communications, media relations, public affairs, and financial communication. Additionally, Linda runs GE’s Corporate Learning P&L, leads the GE Foundation, and co-leads GE’s Women’s Network. A member of the Forbes CMO Hall of Fame, Linda earned a BA in Political Science and Psychology from Union College. She and her husband live in Irvington, NY and have two grown children.

    Resources:
    Learn more about General Electric at: https://www.ge.com/about-us
    Connect with Linda on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindaboff/
    Visit leadwithwe.com to learn more about Simon's new book or search for "Lead With We" on Amazon, Google Books, or Barnes & Noble. 

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    • 43 min
    BEST OF: Sustaining a Healthier Future: Alison Writenour, CEO of Seventh Generation

    BEST OF: Sustaining a Healthier Future: Alison Writenour, CEO of Seventh Generation

    Alison Writenour is CEO of Seventh Generation, a homecare products company that became a household name selling eco-friendly cleaning, paper, and personal care items with a focus on sustainability and the conservation of natural resources in both product development and marketing practices. In this "Best Of" episode, she shares how an industry leader reimagines its role to unlock new innovations, products, and growth, and how a purpose-led company of any size can accelerate and scale impact in ways that inspire everyone to build its business. 
    Alison Whritenour:
    Alison Whritenour has spent nearly a decade at Seventh Generation, contributing to transforming the world into a healthy, sustainable and equitable world for future generations. Using business as a force for good drives Alison in all she has done with Seventh Generation across various roles in everything from brand activation to product innovation. Most recently, Alison was the head of channel and customer development at Seventh Generation, where in 2020, she delivered more than 40% growth, while navigating COVID-19’s business and consumer impact. Prior to her work with Seventh Generation, Alison worked in brand management at Colgate-Palmolive. Alison holds an MBA from Fordham University and a BA from Loyola University. She lives in Vermont with her husband and three children.
     
    Resources:
    Learn more about Seventh Generation at https://www.seventhgeneration.com/
    Connect with Alison on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-whritenour-0803b424
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    • 44 min
    BEST OF: Climate Solutions out of Thin Air: Gregory Constantine, CEO of Air Company

    BEST OF: Climate Solutions out of Thin Air: Gregory Constantine, CEO of Air Company

    Turning the air we breathe– and the carbon dioxide we produce– into products that enhance our daily lives. It’s not only possible but happening right before our eyes. Gregory Constantine is co-founder and CEO of Air Company, a technology, engineering, and design company that has developed a new process to turn carbon dioxide into value-added products, with a goal of demonstrating to the world that there is limitless potential in technology, and that it should be accessible to all. In this "Best Of" episode, he shares how to launch and scale a truly disruptive and purposeful company with multiple product lines and how to leverage that purpose to win investors, employees, and customers, and a brighter future.
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    Gregory Constantine:
    Gregory Constantine is an Australian entrepreneur, businessman, and global thinker. As co-founder and CEO of AIR COMPANY, a New York-based technology, engineering, and design company, Constantine engages with the world to critically solve its most complex and pressing issues. Constantine’s spirit for innovation started prior to founding AIR COMPANY and he has always proven himself to be a risk-taker which was evident with his impromptu and unplanned move to New York in 2014. In NYC, Constantine was scouted for a role at Diageo, the world’s most prominent alcohol company. There he led Smirnoff’s cultural marketing, which aimed to integrate itself into music and popular culture while promoting diversity and inclusion as part of its brand efforts. On a Forbes 30 Under 30 trip overseas, Gregory met Dr. Stafford Sheehan, his future business partner and the complimentary mind responsible for the advent and subsequent birth of the concept for Air Company. Following suit with his knack for risk-taking, Gregory quit his job and pursued his ambition to create what is now the world’s first consumer products from carbon dioxide. Working closely with his dedicated team of Ph.D. chemists, AIR COMPANY has transformed from a concept into the world’s leading carbon technology company in just over three years, now operating three facilities across the United States and Canada. 

    Resources:
    Learn more about Air Company at: https://www.aircompany.com/
    Connect with Gregory Constantine on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregoryconstantine/

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    • 45 min
    BEST OF: A Compass for Sustainable Business Development: Nicole Sparshott, CEO of Unilever Australia & New Zealand

    BEST OF: A Compass for Sustainable Business Development: Nicole Sparshott, CEO of Unilever Australia & New Zealand

    It’s not easy to take an enterprise and reconfigure its mission and values. But doing so can open new opportunities at the nexus of purpose and profit. Nicole Sparshott is the CEO of Unilever Australia & New Zealand, one of the world’s leading suppliers of beauty, personal care, home care, and food and refreshment products, with the goal of making sustainable living commonplace and accessible for everyone. In this "Best Of" episode, she shares how a complex enterprise with a wide portfolio of brands creates balance to drive growth and impact, and how all stakeholders can collaborate to make a positive impact through what we buy and how we live to better our shared future.
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    Nicole Sparshott:
    Nicky is the CEO of Unilever Australia & New Zealand and former Global CEO of luxury retailer, T2 Tea. She has over 25 years of experience in developing and building brands, growing businesses, and transforming infrastructure and culture. She has worked across a broad range of organizations including Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, P&G and George Patterson Y&R. Recognized for her depth and breadth of expertise across FMCG, Retail, Luxury, and Ecommerce, Nicky also brings broader based category experience spanning food, beverages, health care and personal care. Nicky holds a master’s degree in international business, which has been supported by significant global management experience across Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, USA and the highly diverse markets of Asia. She recently completed an Executive MBA in Change, through INSEAD, graduating with Distinction and is also an HBDI certified practitioner. Nicky is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of World Wildlife Fund Australia and The Australian Food & Grocery Council and is Chair of NFP, Global Sisters. She also sits on the Australasian Advisory Board of the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute and UTS Vice Chancellors Industry Advisory Board. She is a National Member of the Champions of Change Coalition; a Founding Member of the B-Team Australasia and Climate Leaders Coalition and is a member of Chief Executive Women. She is a passionate advocate that businesses today must drive regenerative agendas that positively impact people, planet and profit and in doing so be a true force for good. The best advice she has ever been given was "when you are dancing on thin ice you may as well tap dance" and that is how she lives her life with her husband Graeme and their two children, Keira & Lachlan.

    Resources:
    Learn more about Unilever ANZ at: https://www.unilever.com.au/
    Connect with Nicole on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicky-sparshott-7997a54/
     
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    • 48 min

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110 Ratings

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Simon’s strategies are the roadmap to the new economy

Simon’s understanding of how to build a for-profit-Impact company is unmatched!

HIs 2012 best selling book “We First” on how to build a purposeful company was ahead of its time and is as relevant today as it was then.

Consumers, investors and partners are demanding that companies embrace and implement transparent ESG polices. Simon can teach you how.

Even BlackRock is on the record saying that they will not invest in companies that don’t have a transparent purpose led mission. Simon is the global leader in helping companies define and implement that mission. Lead With We is a must for any entrepreneur.

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A Must for Leaders & Emerging Leaders

Every interview by Simon is filled not only with inspiration, but also real world application and humanity. His mastery of purpose in business, branding and storytelling brings out gems in each episode that are translatable across industries. I continue to learn from each new episode and look forward to more from Simon & his amazing WeFirst team.

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Simon has been working to transferm the world of how to make business more authintic while still expressing value to consumers for years and quite frankly this podcast is a welcvome addition to his already wonderful platform. It's inspiring to actually listen to how businesse develop into being a service for us and "we" being a service for buinsesses. Never putting profit first. Love how IBM is focusng on solving problems. Thanks guys.

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