How women are leading the charge in creating companies that build thriving communities.
As the world’s largest companies have recently noted, they and all other corporations have responsibilities that go beyond maximizing shareholder value. Consumers and employees are increasingly demanding that companies do well by doing good, but it can be challenging to bring forward a company’s social purpose while aligning stakeholders.
So, BECU and The Riveter are bringing together women leading corporate social responsibility in local companies for a conversation about working for and leading in a company with purpose. If you are a consumer, or employee interested in becoming savvier as you evaluate where to shop or work, come join us! If you are involved in the CSR world, or work at a company that is just getting started, come join us!
Rachel Van Noord | Director Community Outreach, BECU
Erin Hobson | Vice President, Director of Business Development, Sellen Construction
Kim Vu | Global Head of Diversity, Equity + Inclusion, Remitly
Mandy Lozano | Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, MiiR
ABOUT RACHEL VAN NOORD
Rachel Van Noord is a Director at BECU, leading the credit union’s corporate social responsibility strategy and philanthropic efforts and serving as Executive Director of the BECU Foundation. She develops data driven social impact strategy focused on economic inclusion and has established BECU as an industry leader on consumer financial health. Prior to joining BECU, Rachel worked in non-profit organizations and cooperatives, building capacity, engaging communities, and measuring impact. She holds an MBA from the University of Washington, an MLIS from San Jose State University, and a BS in Biology from Calvin College.
ABOUT ERIN HOBSON
Erin Hobson is a Vice President at Sellen Construction, the largest locally owned commercial builder in the region. As part of Sellen’s Executive Leadership Team, she is committed to servant leadership and passionate about building a purposeful, inclusive company that improves the lives of others. She has been in the commercial building industry for close to 20 years. Erin currently leads business development activities and oversees Sellen’s marketing and communications initiatives, employee and community engagement programs, and the Sellen Community Foundation. Erin serves on the Board of Directors for CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Seattle, the Board of Trustees for ArtsFund, and is a graduate of the Leadership Tomorrow program. She lives with her husband and two young boys in the Magnolia neighborhood.
ABOUT KIM VU
Kim is the global head of diversity, equity and inclusion at Remitly, a fintech company serving immigrants throughout the world to conveniently send money safely and securely to their families across global borders. She has been in, out, up, down and all around the nooks and crannies of banking for nearly 20 years - from x-small to large credit unions in the Bay Area and Northwest to x-large banks like her last role as regional market executive at Bank of America. The first half of Kim's career was spent building and growing new lines of business and the latter half has been dedicated to scaling the impact financial institutions have beyond the bottom line through corporate social responsibility and ESG, including how companies build trust and rapport with customers and communities and empower and engage employees. Kim earned a B.A. in business management from San Jose State and master’s degree in leadership from St. Mary’s College of CA.
ABOUT MANDY LOZANO
Mandy Lozano is Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer for MiiR. Mandy is responsible for leading the corporate strategy, marketing, communications, and charitable giving of the company. Before joining MiiR, Mandy spent nearly 15 years in corporate strategy, marketing, and operations at Burt’s Bees, PepsiCo, Starbucks and Nestlé. Mandy also spent 2 years as a world-ranked professional bicycle racer. Mandy has an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and a bachelor’s in Studio Art from the University of Puget Sound. Mandy grew up off the grid on an organic cattle ranch and bought her first television at age 35.