Mar 6, 2019
Charity doesn't end poverty. Jobs do. Resources and money give
you freedom; the give you dignity. Charity is important, but work
is empowering. Jane Mosbacher Morris joins us to discuss how job
access could end global poverty.
Things You Don't Want To Miss:
Meet Today's Guest.
- 1:22 - Jane Mosbacher Morris is Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET. She's also the author of
the newly released book, Buy The Change You Want
To See. TO THE MARKET connects consumers and
businesses to ethically made products from around the world. It
partners with businesses that offer a safe work environment for
women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who are
vulnerable to human trafficking.
The Jane 101.
- 3:29 - Jane shares her belief that every person has a purpose
as well as her passion for promoting the dignity of work. Her
career started in the U.S. Department Of State, and she spent a lot
of time around people who lacked control over their own destiny.
She wanted to create opportunity for these individuals, and she
discusses how the private sector was the best way to do that.
Looking For Opportunities.
- 7:00 -Working for the Department Of State and the McCain Institute provided Jane with
several unique glimpses into life in the developing world. She
found opportunities to create value in the market.
Starting TO THE MARKET.
- 12:06 - The vision was to connect talented makers around the
world who are overlooked and vulnerable with consumers fueled by
tremendous buying power. Jane shares the beginnings and discusses
how TO THE MARKET built supply chains with organizations that
employed individuals in an ethical way. She wanted to change
the manufacturing paradigm.
Money Leads To Choices.
- 16:01 - It's not about becoming rich. Money is simply a tool,
but it allows you to achieve financial freedom, and it can lends
itself to creating resources. Financial aid clearly plays an
important role in global development. However, once people's basic
needs are met, people prefer to have the ability to earn their own
way. When you're constantly receiving, you don't really have the
ability to make your own choices.
Growth Is Slow.
- 20:23 - There's been a lot of talk surrounding the need to
purchase ethically, but behavioral change takes time. Jane shares
how she discovered the importance of continuing to pursue people
who say they want to shift their buying habits.
Highlighting Jane's New Book.
- 25:46 - Buy The Change You
Want To See debuted at the end of January. It promotes the
idea that as buyers, we have purchasing power. If we harness that
purchasing power, we can positively impact the lives of
How Your Purchases Impact Others.
- 28:20 - We discuss how our purchasing power can affect the
lives of trafficking survivors and others living in poverty.
Customer loyalty has kept Mom and Pop shops open for years. If you
commit to buying locally, and supporting these businesses, your
purchases enable business owners to stay open, generate revenue,
and impact the lives of others with their hires .
Getting To Know Our Guest:
- 33:24 - We take a moment to get to know Jane and discover her
go-to song at a Karaoke night. She'll also share her
memories of watching America's favorite family as a kid.
A Memorable Moment:
"These amazing men and women don't want charity. The want
opportunity. They want access to resources. They want money, so
that they can make their own choices for their family."
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