CELEBRATING GIRLS TODAY AND EVERY DAY

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, distinctly recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world (International Day of the Boy Child is May 16). The goal of International Day of the Girl is to support opportunities for girls and increase awareness around gender inequality faced by girls worldwide. The celebration also demonstrates that girls and young women are increasingly a priority in policy and programming and that supporting their growth journey helps to ensure the future of our global economy.

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Intern Feature: Mariya Khan

We wouldn’t be where we are without our hardworking staff. ESPECIALLY our  interns! For the next month, we’ve decided to showcase our five interns and the incredible work they do behind the scenes. 

We’re ending our intern series with Mariya Khan, our resident intern since we started! Mariya, who graduated in May from The George Washington University, has helped us develop our social media presence. She’s the voice behind our Twitter and Facebook accounts, writes some of our blog posts (such as this intern series!), and attends D.C.-area pop-up events. Her experiences at TO THE MARKET shaped her career aspirations, and she’s excited to see how we will continue to grow. Continue reading “Intern Feature: Mariya Khan”

Intern Feature: Delilah Harvey

We wouldn’t be where we are without our hardworking staff. ESPECIALLY our  interns! For the next month, we’ve decided to showcase our five interns and the incredible work they do behind the scenes. 

Delilah Harvey is studying PR & Strategic Communications at American University and started interning with us this summer. Our founder/CEO Jane Mosbacher Morris actually launched TO THE MARKET at a conference Delilah’s mom produced! Since then, Delilah has been interested in our mission and even dreams of owning her own sustainable clothing line. Continue reading “Intern Feature: Delilah Harvey”

Five Ways Reading Supports the Change You Want To See

This past week we celebrated International Literacy Day (ILD), a day established by UNESCO to shine the light on global literacy needs. Every year on September 8 the world comes together to focus on getting the resources where they need to be so everyone can read everywhere. It’s also known as National Read a Book Day, all to underscore the importance of reading and literacy. Reading is crucial to success. Supporting literacy is a truly impactful way to lift others and change the world for the better.

We wanted to come up with real, actionable items to “Read the Change You Want to See.” Through the very act of reading we can have a huge impact and demonstrate to the world the things we value most. 

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Intern Feature: Kristin Franco

We wouldn’t be where we are without our hardworking staff. ESPECIALLY our  interns! For the next month, we’ve decided to showcase our five interns and the incredible work they do behind the scenes. 

Our next intern is Kristin Franco, sister of our Chief Strategy Officer Danielle! Kristin, a sophomore at William & Mary, has been part of the TO THE MARKET team for at least two years. In addition to helping us build up our Pinterest, Kristin helps with packaging and preparing line sheets we use for pitches. Continue reading “Intern Feature: Kristin Franco”

Intern Feature: Hannah Lee

We wouldn’t be where we are without our hardworking staff. ESPECIALLY our  interns! For the next month, we’ve decided to showcase our five interns and the incredible work they do behind the scenes. 

Next up, we have a veteran on the TO THE MARKET team – Hannah Lee. Hannah, a freshman at UCLA, has been interning with us since 2018! She believes that everyone is capable of creating and demanding change, and loves traveling around the world. Continue reading “Intern Feature: Hannah Lee”

Intern Feature: Natalie Hirsch

We wouldn’t be where we are without our hardworking staff. ESPECIALLY our  interns! For the next month, we’ve decided to showcase our five interns and the incredible work they do behind the scenes. 

We’re kicking things off with Natalie Hirsch. A sophomore at the University of Maryland, Natalie is a double major in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. She joined this summer after learning about TO THE MARKET from her sister (and former intern!) Jeannie. Continue reading “Intern Feature: Natalie Hirsch”

“Everything You See Exists Together in a Delicate Balance.” – Mufasa, Disney’s Lion King

(*Originally published on LinkedIn)

My enthusiasm for all things Disney started early. I was drawn to the total escapism that the parks provided, the joy that families experienced when engaging with the brand, and the storytelling pervasive in everything Disney touched. I love the House of Mouse so much that I wrote a significant portion of my case studies at Columbia Business School on the company, its culture, and the entrepreneur that imagineered it, Walt Disney.

My devotion to the brand extended to fashion. As a child, my mother was big on self-expression. My daily uniform consisted of a white, long undershirt with a repeating pattern of Minnie Mouse’s face, which I styled with a turquoise bathing suit, opaque stockings, and a skirt. Fortunately, social media didn’t exist yet.

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Women, Whisky, and Handpainted Totes: How One Entrepreneur Brought it All Together

What does a brilliant former ballerina do after years of professional dancing?  Start a whiskey company, of course! Such is the path of Allison Parc, an entrepreneur breaking the glass ceiling in the Whisky industry with her farm-to-table, organic whisky brand, Brenne Whisky.  When Allison and Team TO THE MARKET dreamt up an influencer outreach campaign to reveal the company’s new branding, we were thrilled to collaborate on handpainted, women-made, organic bags.  Learn more about this trailblazer and her incredible company below.

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND BRENNE WHISKY?

I was a professional ballerina until the age of 23, which is when I finally let myself enjoy so many of the wonderful foods and drinks previously restricted by my diet – namely wine and whisky. I loved the concept of “terroir,” or sense of place, that was used in winemaking. But whisky had my heart. It was interesting, complex, and full of nuances. I started to wonder if anyone outside of Scotland was making whisky focused on terroir. Was anyone using all indigenous ingredients to effectively capture the taste of a region in a glass of single malt? Continue reading “Women, Whisky, and Handpainted Totes: How One Entrepreneur Brought it All Together”

Procurement With Purpose

Held annually on Summer Solstice, the International Day of Purpose encourages us all to reflect, realign, and recommit to making personal and business decisions through a purpose-driven lens.

On this day, as we think about purpose from a business perspective, what is the connection between procurement and purpose? Where do they intersect? And what can we do differently in our decisions to support purpose-driven ideas that generate positive social impact, transparent supply chains, and buying/selling products that are responsibly sourced? Let’s look a little closer at these questions to gain a broader perspective on procurement and its intersection with purpose. 

Procurement with purpose is becoming increasingly important to many companies. Companies are looking to use their third-party spend in ways that incorporate socially-responsible objectives and that reflect company values. Now more than ever, consumers are demanding that brands and retailers pay attention to and contribute to a socially-impactful footprint.  

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