Leeatt Rothschild is the Founder and CEO of Packed with Purpose, a corporate gifting company with a social mission. From award-winning coffee made by adults with disabilities to artisanal granola produced by female survivors of abuse, everything in a Packed with Purpose gift box is a premium product that creates a societal impact.
Prior to founding Packed with Purpose, Leeatt spent 12 years in the private sector — first at a digital marketing agency, and later as a CSR consultant to Fortune 500 companies, where she advised Chief Sustainability Officers on how best to spend their CSR budgets to impact society while simultaneously creating a financial return for the company.
Leeatt has been philanthropically-driven since the very beginning of her career. After college she served two years in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, where she launched an income-generating fertilizer business with local farmers, witnessing first hand the profound positive impact that economic development can have on the lives of individuals living in underdeveloped communities. Following her experiences in the Peace Corps, she earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and a Masters in International Studies from The Lauder Institute.
In this episode, Michael and Leeatt Discuss:
- Embedding purpose into one's business
- Using scrappy tools to source insights and solve problem
- Managing and growing a highly seasonal business